645D

645D

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Artist
Joined on Feb 25, 2006
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Film Equipment List (All MF Lenses unless noted or for EOS):

Sinar F1 4X5, Sinaron 90mm F6.8, Sinaron 240mm F5.6
Schneider 90mm F8, 150mm F9, 180mm F5.6, 210mm F5.6
Fujinon 90mm F8, 210mm F5.6
Nikkor 120mm F5.6, 210mm F5.6, 300mm F5.6

Pentax 67, 55mm F4, 90mm F2.8, 150mm F2.8, 165mm F2.8

Pentax 645, 75mm F2.8(AF), 45-85mm F4.5(AF), 80-160mm F4.5(AF), 150mm F2.8(AF), 200mm F4(AF), 75mm F2.8, 120mm F4, 150mm F3.5, 300mm F4

Pentax Super A, ME Super, 50mm F1.4, 50mm F1.7, 50mm F2.8, 35-105mm F3.5, Tamron 28mm F2.5, 90mm F2.5, 80-200mm F2.8

Nikon FA, 50mm F1.4, 28-85mm F3.5-4.5(AF), Tamron 60-300mm F3.8-5.6, 70-210mm F3.5, Tokina 28mm F2.8, 80-200mm F2.8

Canon EOS-1, EOS-RT, 20mm F2.8, 50mm F2.5, 85mm F1.8, 100mm F2, 200mm F2.8, 28-135mm F3.5-5.6, 8-16mm F4.5-5.6, 24-70mm F2.8

Canon New F-1, T70, 24mm F2.8, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F2.8, 300mm F4, 50-135mm F3.5

Digital Equipment List (All AF lenses):

Pentax K10D, 50mm F1.4, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8, 24-135mm F2.8-4.5, 135-400mm F4.5-5.6, Tokina 28-70mm F2.6-2.8, Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4, 300mm F2.8

Nikon D50, 24-85mm F3.5-4.5, Sigma 28-70mm F2.8, 70-300mm F4.5-5.6, Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4, 20-40mm F2.7-3.5, 24-135mm F3.5-5.6, 90mm F2.5, 180mm F3.5

Canon 550D, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6, Tamron 70-200mm F2.8

Panasonic FX37

Tripods: Cullman Titan 100, Slik 700DX, 300DX, Sunpak 7500pro
Lighting:
Elinchrom Chic1, Chic2, S3000N (x2), Style 600S
Visatec 400B (x3)
Canon 550EX, 300TL, ML-2
Pentax AF400T, AF200T, AF540FGZ
Sigma EF500 Super
Sunpak PZ 5000, PZ 4000
Vivitar 285

Comments

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Ayoh: Looks like it might do video judging by the Mic and Speaker holes visible on the left side of the body

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/634/076/02.jpg

And the new zoom has built in stabilization too looking at the switches

Should be a really impressive piece of kit, and 1/2-1/3 the cost of the competition.

The green dot button on the back could be used for video. If it can do video, it would be even better than the 5D2 for shallow depth of field shots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 05:41 UTC

If the new 645D adds all those new features in the K-3, such as 200,000 shutter cycles, focus peaking, metering and focusing sensor, I don't see any reason to keep my Canikon system. Great move, Pentax:-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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epozar: Nice, but what's revolutionary?

It's probably the first affordable lens with good image quality at 600mm. If it does what the MTF indicates, it will be the category killer. Expecting a long waiting list like the release of D800.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

The shape of R7 body strangely resembles the mechanical Canon F1-New in the 1980s, especially the top viewfinder. Looks classy, good job, Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:58 UTC as 285th comment

How much for a picture? Standard development of 0.6x 2M Ilford paper is not cheap:-(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 23rd comment

Isn't it a standard X flash Hotshoe on the top? Sony finally ditched the awkward Minolta hotshoe, good move!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:19 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

New style cues, nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 05:08 UTC as 25th comment

I used to have the non-VR version of 24-85/3.5-4.5, super fast focus and sharp on D50. Wait to see how much better this VR update will be...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:08 UTC as 98th comment
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chiane: Am I the only one that doesn't want a camera that looks like it's from the '70's?

Actually, the name is not EM-5. It's E-M5. Seems more people got it wrong than right...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 23:53 UTC
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chiane: Am I the only one that doesn't want a camera that looks like it's from the '70's?

Neither do I. I like to old OM series look, and have owned one before. But this halfhearted 70s look is so fake...
BTW, what's the name? OM-D or EM-5? Pick one, not both, please?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 21:27 UTC

My current Samsung core i7 6GB RAM 750GB 15.4 display laptop costs $600. Why can't Samsung makes a 2880x1800 screen?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
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attomole: Is't it about time Canon consolidated there DSLR camera name conventions word wide, why do they cary on with the rebel brand in the USA and Eos XXX branding in the ROW? we are all pretty much reading the same stuff these days, its just confusing.

Yes, I totally HATE the rebel naming. It's confusing and degrading. I have bought two rebels before and just can not stand the naming, so gave it away.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 16:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Halfdan Faber: Well, I decided to take the trouble and line up the ratings in an image editor, to attempt to extract the detailed figures. Below are my findings. I have used a uniformly weighted ranking of Poor=0 to Excellent=14. As others have noted, the D800 did indeed score slightly higher. DPR has responded to previous poster by stating that the scales have different starting points. If this is true then their ranking figures are deceptive. On the merit of the actual numbers, I would say that the rankings are not credible and the overall equal ranking appears to be a fabricated result.

_______________D800___5D Mk-III
Build Quality__10.0___11.0
Ergonomics_____11.0___11.0
Features_______9.35___9.70
Metering_______8.50___8.50
IQ Raw_________12.65__12.15
IQ JPG_________9.40___8.65
ISO Perf.______11.0___10.85
ViewF/Screen___13.0___13.0
Performance____7.6____8.9
Mobile/Video___10.0___9.0
Value__________9.0____8.0

TOTAL__________110.75_110.35

Average________10.14__10.07
Scaled_________82.0%__81.45%

When Phil started DPR, he used very objective methods to evaluate cameras and offer comparable measurements to readers in selecting a suitable camera. But this scoring is now becoming a math fiasco.

It not about bias against N or C, I am still using Canon and not going to switch soon. It's about a score that can not fit a common sense.

This comment section is keeping growing because DPR is not responding. DPR obviously made a math mistake and not admitting it.

While HF's calculation using equal weight, if DPR is using a weighted average, then IQ and ISO Perf sections would obviously carry more weight and D800 would score even higher.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 02:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

I have been a Canon user for over 20 years, my first film SLR is Canon, my first DSLR is Canon, and my current gear is Canon, with over a dozen Canon glasses. I have followed DPR for many years, always believe DPR has the best unbiased reviews, until this 5D3.
DPR, your explanation of the scoring just not hold. I can understand the trade of FPS Speed vs MP, and I can overlook the $500 price difference. But you call 5D3 more featured than D800 just not hold. What about the build-in flash, which also commands slave? what about multi-format accepting DX lenses? The face-recognition AF, the superior metering from D4, and USB3? All these that 5D3 lacks, and with bad JPG.
I am not a C nor N fanboy, I am not worried about the scoring, which is just a number, and does not affect my purchase decision.
I am putting this because DPR lost my long time trust, and lost the high standard of unbiased journalism that I used to respect DPR with.
DPR, it's time to explain the scoring with evidence?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 78th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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jenbenn: I have been a Canon shooter (currently 5d Mark II) all the way back to the analoge days. Still I am baffled by this rating. The Mark III has less dynamic range, worse shadow noise at low iso and similar high iso performance as the Nikon d800. Stilll it recieves the the same 82 % rating. Considering that feature wise both cameras are very close and the 5d mark III is about 500 Euros more expensive, I am truly lost. In particular since the d800 manages to achieve the samer or higher IQ as the Mark III with 14 additional MP.

Of course I will get the Mark III as an upgrade over my 5D Mark II but only because I am used to the canon user interface and I can continue using my lenses.

Barney, why don't you tell us what the formula and sectional scores were to reach the final score for the two cameras? So all questions about unfair scoring will stop.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 17:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.

DPR has a tradition of awarding equal scores to the top C & N bodies. Both 1Dmk4 and D3s got 89% two years ago.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 05:10 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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snowboarder: Seriously? Both D800 and 5D III - 82% Gold
Great job, POLITICALLY CORRECT :(

I am about to say the same thing. Now C&N is a politically sensitive issue...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 04:48 UTC
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)

I got my brand new FA50/1.4 for $200 :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 01:52 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies

I remember the Nikon FA was the camera to won that award in 1984. The D800 has a lot like FA, a pioneer in technology and user friendliness, at an affordable price.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 22:34 UTC as 40th comment
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Viramati: Some of the reviewers here seem to really have little real experience of using the M9. for example changing iso is so easy.
1 press iso button
2. turn thumb-wheel
3. iso is changed
Couldn't be simpler
the leica must have the easiest and most uncluttered menu system of any digital camera I know

Last time I checked, my 3 year old Canon also has similar iso button, so not as easy as $9000 Leica?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 16:30 UTC
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