Tag Archives: Pentax 645z

Medium format cameras on sale: 24 hours left on the WPPI deals

The following three medium format camera deals are ending tomorrow (all come with free shipping): Fuji GFX + 110mm lens + $200 GC for $8,299 (instant savings: $1,000) Pentax 645Z camera for $4,996.95 (instant savings: $2,000) Hasselblad X1D-50c camera for $6,495 (instant savings: $2,500) All WPPI deals/specials are set to expire tomorrow, March 3rd, at 11:59PM […]

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The Pentax 645Z got a DxOMark score of 101

DxOMark officially published their test results of the Pentax 645Z medium format camera. Here is their conclusion:

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Pentax 645z scored 101 at DxOMark?

If you look at my previous post on the Sony RX1R II DxOMark test score, you will notice that the Pentax 645z medium format camera is on the top of the list with a score of 101: Here is a quote from DxOMark:

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This is the new HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens

The first picture and specifications of the upcoming HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens are now available online:

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New HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens to be announced on November 12th

A new HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF medium format lens for 645 mount will be announced on November 12th, 2015 – this will be a replacement of the current Pentax smc FA 645 35mmf/3.5 AL IF version. Via Digicame-info

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New Pentax leaf shutter 645 medium format lenses coming soon

Michael Reichmann from Luminous Landscape posted an interesting comment over at the PentaxForum: “Pentax says that tethering in studio is coming before the end of the year. There are new leaf shutter lenses coming as well.” Maybe the official announcement will be during the Photokina show. You can see the currently available 645 medium format […]

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The latest patents from Pentax, Ricoh, Olympus and Canon

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for on-sensor PDAF (phase detection focusing system) implemented using sensor shift via the shake reduction system. → Olympus patented a new “water splash” mode where the camera will be triggered by splashed water. → Pentax/Ricoh field a patent for a 80-160mm f/4.5 medium format lens for the Pentax 645 system (50-100mm equivalent). → […]

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Pentax HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5ED AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens officially announced

In addition to the Q-S1, Pentax also announced the HD DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens that leaked earlier today. The price is $4999.95 (available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama). Here is the press release:

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