Pentax 645Diary

Started Oct 11, 2010 | Discussions
igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Pentax 645Diary
Atindra Veteran Member • Posts: 7,408
Great Blog!!!

Very nice blog and nice technique to use Ipad-wi-fi combo.

Atindra

 Atindra's gear list:Atindra's gear list
Pentax K-70 Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR
Wallace Ross
Wallace Ross Senior Member • Posts: 2,170
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Thank you for sharing your link. It is interesting to see how you are using the gear. I was particularly intreged by the idea of using the Eyefi Pro card to send previews to an ipad.

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Thanks, the greatest side of ShutterSnitch/router/iPad system is that after initial setup there is no any hassle with gear - just turn it on at any place where you shooting.
--
Igor

johnmb Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Interesting to look at your blog and see some of your great photos. Can you tell me which lenses you are using with the Pentax 645? Any comments on the quality of FA lenses with the new digital body? Thanks for your input.

johnmb

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Lenses

For now, I have 1 my own 55mm and 2 lenses of my friend - 35mm and 200mm, all lenses very very good, I think 55mm will be better in complicated light conditions - before digital era there was not necessary to coat back surface of lens, film not such glossy as matrix. I ordered 120 macro - superb lens, but it is still in delivery... I found that almost all lenses for 645 disappeared from ebay when 645D became reality. Hope Pentax in near future will upgrade its lenses line - new coating, ultrasonic motors and weather seal. But all FA lenses transfer info for 645D computer that needed for optics correction in camera. In price/performance ratio I think Pentax lenses superior. Never saw such a good zooms in 35mm family main brands.
--
Igor

K e n n e t h Senior Member • Posts: 1,114
How long does it take for image to show up on iPad after shutter release?

The files are huge.

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: How long does it take for image to show up on iPad after shutter release?

I set RAW files to be recorded at SD1, small JPGs to SD2, which Eye-Fi, these jpgs about 700-800Kb and transfers within couple of seconds. iPad memory just 64Gb - RAW file of Pentax 645D is 45-60Mb. I use iPad only for checking and mailing previews.
--
Igor

K e n n e t h Senior Member • Posts: 1,114
Thanks

This camera is very tempting.

I can't justify the cost for my hobby.

TarmoA Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: Pentax 645Diary

A как кажется камеры динамический диапазон? Я с нетерпением жду новых фотографий на вашем сайте.

Tarmo
http://www.tarmoannok.com

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Pentax 645D DR

I think, DR of 645D I can estimate when Aperture will be upgraded to understand native Pentax RAW 645D, I think DNG for Aperture not perfect - even technical pixels around image seen in output image from Aperture... in Russian:

Я думаю что динамический диапазон можно оценить сейчас обрабатывая файл в родном софте - но я что то никак не могу разобраться в его тонкостях, Силкипикс,а никаких инструкций на английском пока нет, Апертура понимает ДНГ из Пентакса, но изображение слишком контрастное на мой вкус если ничего не трогать, да и технические пикселы видны по краям изображения, типа разноцветной рамки, даже в инфо Апертуры написано что камера 41мп, что не так, программа считает все эти лишние пикселы... Я могу послать роу файлы для оценки дд камеры, но когда это критично, в камере очень удобно сделан режим брекетинга.
--
Igor

Mr_Cynical Regular Member • Posts: 294
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Brave man, putting something as precious (and pricey!) as a 645D on the top of that precarious-looking perch!

Vaards Senior Member • Posts: 1,328
Re: Pentax 645D DR

igorphoto wrote:

I think, DR of 645D I can estimate when Aperture will be upgraded to understand native Pentax RAW 645D, I think DNG for Aperture not perfect - even technical pixels around image seen in output image from Aperture... in Russian:

Я думаю что динамический диапазон можно оценить сейчас обрабатывая файл в родном софте - но я что то никак не могу разобраться в его тонкостях, Силкипикс,а никаких инструкций на английском пока нет, Апертура понимает ДНГ из Пентакса, но изображение слишком контрастное на мой вкус если ничего не трогать, да и технические пикселы видны по краям изображения, типа разноцветной рамки, даже в инфо Апертуры написано что камера 41мп, что не так, программа считает все эти лишние пикселы... Я могу послать роу файлы для оценки дд камеры, но когда это критично, в камере очень удобно сделан режим брекетинга.
--
Igor

===

но я что то никак не могу разобраться в его тонкостях, Силкипикс,а никаких инструкций на английском пока нет,

В сети гуляла трофейная книга по Силкипиксу. Может она пригодится? Искать на форум ру-боард ком.

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Pentax 645D DR

Спасибо, попробую поискать, надеюсь в ближайшее время Апертура научится понимать файлы 645Д
--
Igor

foto guy Contributing Member • Posts: 755
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Amazing pix!
Thanks for sharing!
I want one more than ever now.
--
Joe G.
'The universe is wider than our views of it.'
-- Henry David Thoreau

Antony Blake Regular Member • Posts: 374
Re: Pentax 645Diary

I like the fact your are testing this little baby in action and I am amazed your friend got one on day 1 release. My question is how long will pentax produce this ? are they serious about the MF market and remaining in it.

Why did you go for this one instead of a Phaseone back ? Does Russia have a good Pentax service arm ?
Does the camera come with a good international warranty ? and finally of course,

how much was the unit in japan on release day ?

We know its £9999 in the UK with lens, $9999 in the US plus tax within state typically 9% which translate to around £6500 in the UK !!!!!! 35% cheaper.
WOndered if I could get one in Japan at that price.

Thanks for sharing and keep the diary updated a must read everyday !!!

OP igorphoto New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Pentax 645Diary

Hi! I preordered it and it was delivered first day of release. Price was ( with 55mm) at that moment about $10300, $ Yen now different, but yen price the same. My choice was price/performance ratio and I like Pentax lenses. In Russia there is no any good photo service and I think Pentax 645D have no intl' warranty too. Prices in Japan stable as rock , just wait good $ Y!
--
Igor

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads