Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

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richardday Veteran Member • Posts: 7,972
Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

Reported in the British Journal of Photography.

http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=868986
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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 40,525
But????

Will it come in RED???
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soheil Veteran Member • Posts: 3,025
Re: But????

And a Red DA*400 please.

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JanneM Senior Member • Posts: 1,045
Re: But????

MightyMike wrote:

Will it come in RED???

If you get a red 645D I must insist on a light green and yellow commemorative 67ii for me. With vertical stripes, since it's slimming

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DrugaRunda Senior Member • Posts: 2,741
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

I am sure they were thinking 2110

richardday wrote:

Reported in the British Journal of Photography.

http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=868986
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Joseph Tainter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,343
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

"Pentax confirmed that the 645D would be released alongside a smc Pentax-D FA645 55mm f/2.8 lens."

What? Not SDM? Why not, Pentax?

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solarider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,843
Re: Straight from....

I emailed the original author over at PDM about it and he changed the script there, but said he didn't know anyone over at BJP... I would think he would want to let them know about the mistake.

TMalford wrote:

.... Neil Bunnell.

Joe Ogiba
Joe Ogiba Veteran Member • Posts: 4,627
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

Sept 18, 2009
By Dan Havlik, PDN's Technology Specialist

Pentax 645D

The on-again, off-again, on-again Pentax 645D medium-format digital camera is still on and slated to ship by next year, according to an official from Pentax.

"We've started development and the plan right now is to have it released by Spring 2010," said Ned Bunnell, president of Pentax Imaging (USA) at a press event this week.

Bunnell was on hand at the International Center of Photography in New York City on Wednesday to launch the Pentax K-x, a consumer digital SLR that comes in an array of colors. After the K-x launch, Bunnell fielded questions, several of which had to do with the long-awaited Pentax 645D.

"The goal is probably PMA," Bunnel told PDN Gear Guide. "Though I can't say that for certain. Right now, we're just saying Spring 2010."

Specs for the camera are also pretty scarce at this point: Pentax will only say that the new model with have 30 megapixels of resolution. In March, Pentax also announced it would release a smc PENTAX-D FA645 55mm F2.8 to go with the new 645-format camera.

"645 is our heritage," Bunnell explained. 'It's more comfortable for us. It's our niche."

http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/news/e3i0d52172227325f289ca2b6506ecc9ee4

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leopold Forum Pro • Posts: 14,083
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

Good for those who are waiting for that camera..but i will not buy one,i don't have enough money to do that and can't justify it also
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emoticana Regular Member • Posts: 313
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Still unclear what the sensor size would be.

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the closer to true 60 x 45 mm the better... but the original specs before the hiatus were for something a good deal smaller, which is why it needs a new short lens. And that's probably still the case if they're aiming to keep it an affordable alternative to the Hassies and so on.

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jthommo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,735
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

Joseph Tainter wrote:

"Pentax confirmed that the 645D would be released alongside a smc Pentax-D FA645 55mm f/2.8 lens."

What? Not SDM? Why not, Pentax?

Says it all really. Good one Joe.

photogerald Senior Member • Posts: 1,798
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

I've been seeing a lot of great used 67 and 645 lenses lately. Now might be the time to start hunting for those lens deals, assuming the new mount is backwards-compatible.

Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 32,666
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

jthommo wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

"Pentax confirmed that the 645D would be released alongside a smc Pentax-D FA645 55mm f/2.8 lens."

What? Not SDM? Why not, Pentax?

Says it all really. Good one Joe.

Bwahahaha. Twits.

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Suse B Regular Member • Posts: 371
Re: Pentax confirms 2010 release date for 645D

That's what I would like to know - can I use my fa lenses from my 645N. What about flash? I have two 500 FTZs.

I MIGHT consider it.
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D W Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
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Lenses for sure. The design was to take advantage of the 645 user base worldwide and the millions of 645 lenses out there.

Flashes ???? your guess is as good as mine.

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Roberts_J Regular Member • Posts: 227
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Suse B wrote:

That's what I would like to know - can I use my fa lenses from my 645N. What about flash? I have two 500 FTZs.

I MIGHT consider it.
suse

According Pentax announcement on march 24, 2009, new 645D will be compatible with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses - http://www.pentax.jp/english/news/2009/200905.html

But what about flashes - I think hotshoe will be the same, but question will be voltage and metering compatibility.

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ropen Senior Member • Posts: 1,479
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Roberts_J wrote:

But what about flashes - I think hotshoe will be the same, but question will be voltage and metering compatibility.

IMO it makes more sense to make the new camera compatible with current Pentax (e.g. AF 540) and compatible flashes (Metz 58) than with the old ones.

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