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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 01:18:05 PM »
Thand any Pentax 67 LS lens can be shot via adapter  (full manual).

If you are talking about using old Pentax 6x7 lenses on a 645z you'll likely get a shock. No doubt fine for portraiture, but they were never the sharpest lenses on medium format. Highly regarded for portraiture, yes, but will be left wanting on the latest 50 mp DMF sensor.

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 01:18:05 PM »

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2015, 02:02:11 PM »
Michael Reichmann of "The Luminous Landscape" also has a extensive review of the 645Z which made me want to go out and get one, but then, I came to my senses since it does not match my usage very well.  I'd still like to have one.
 
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/a_pentax_645z_diary.shtml
 

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2015, 06:56:50 PM »
Actually the Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya Sekor leaf shutter lenses go up to a max speed of 1/1600th sec, flash sync at all speeds of course. The Hasselblad sync up to max 1/800th and the Leica S up to 1/1000th. The blad is only leaf shutter however and the pentax only focal plane shutter.

If you have the lights that can do it, a p45+ or newer back, and are hard wired or using a Profoto Air or Skyport trigger, yes, it is possible to get 1/1600th.  If you're trying to kill the sun, yes 1/1600th matters.  But if you're trying to freeze motion, you're actually better to shoot with faster lights at a slower shutter speed.  No LS lens, you're at the same 1/125th sync speed on the Pentax or the DF+.

There are manual focus -A LS lenses  like the 135mm LS for the Pentax 645 and any Pentax 67 LS lens can be shot via adapter  (full manual).  Pentax has promised new LS lenses, so this issue should go away.  Pentax 645Z also can do HSS with their P-TTL speedlights - so you can 'sync' at up to 1/4000th of a second.
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Agreed. Good they're promising LS lenses. Will bring them up a touch to serious competitors for more people. Doesn't solve my workflow issue though. Yes shutter controls ambient, flash controls the rest and or aperture when using strobe.  HSS in another consideration but I don't like it. Only works on some units anyway and or with trickery.
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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2015, 01:15:31 PM »
Nice review, you spent a lot of time putting all stuff together. A couple of questions. Do you by any chance have ISO comparison between 645z and 1dx? And is there a way for 645z to shoot at smaller resolution?

P.S. Would love to see your comparison between 645z and 5ds soon )

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2015, 01:40:14 PM »
Nice review, you spent a lot of time putting all stuff together. A couple of questions. Do you by any chance have ISO comparison between 645z and 1dx? And is there a way for 645z to shoot at smaller resolution?

P.S. Would love to see your comparison between 645z and 5ds soon )

I'm planning on doing it when I have the chance. I already updated a page with higher iso stuff on. I'l be getting the 5Dr, so won't be able to compare the 5Ds. :)

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2015, 05:09:22 PM »
Love the review. Great Images and the only reasons I didn't get the 645z was the sync speed and the crop factor. Otherwise, if pentax had a set of LS lenses, I'd already be neck deep in Pentax MF.
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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2015, 01:54:46 PM »
Thank you for an outstanding review. My own experience with the 645Z mirrors much of what you've encountered as well. Prior to the Z I've been an almost exclusively Canon shooter. I too wrote a review of the Z which can be found here: http://www.markkitaoka.com/latest-news/pentax-645z-review
Thanks again
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Hi everyone.

I've been asked a few times by forum members that when I review the Pentax 645z if I could post it in the forum.

Here it is: http://chrisgilesphotography.com/blog/pentax-645z-review-pt1-the-journey/

There's a fair bit there to go through and I cover the dynamic range, ergonomics, flash system and if you're in the mood 5.4gb of Pentax raw files for you to play with.

Love Canon, Love the Pentax.

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2015, 01:54:46 PM »

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2015, 02:17:01 PM »
dynamic range

He said the word! Stone him :-)




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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2015, 02:28:36 PM »
He said the word! Stone him :-)

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2015, 03:16:56 PM »
Is there.... a WOMAN here?  :o

In seriousness though this camera just keeps on giving. I got hold of the x1.4 and x2 extenders the other day and stuck a 300mm lens on the end of it. Shooting handheld it's sharp as anything I've ever seen. Even though it's through two teleconvertors.






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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2015, 02:15:16 PM »
Is it just me, or do the new 5D's seem thoroughly uninteresting after getting a serious look at the 645z?

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2015, 06:48:33 AM »
Nice review!

I hope for the full frame (haven't we gone through all that before ;-) Pentax MF.

As Sony provides these days its MF sensors to all the handful no of players it might even come sooner than later.
Photokina, next year? Pentax seems to have the best implementation of that and provided one doesn't need a technical camera other options have even less attractiveness.

I suppose all the new Pentax lenses have readiness for FF coverage.

Anyway the 645z today looks like a good deal, the vast majority being a positive experience.

Hi everyone.

I've been asked a few times by forum members that when I review the Pentax 645z if I could post it in the forum.

Here it is: http://chrisgilesphotography.com/blog/pentax-645z-review-pt1-the-journey/

There's a fair bit there to go through and I cover the dynamic range, ergonomics, flash system and if you're in the mood 5.4gb of Pentax raw files for you to play with.

Love Canon, Love the Pentax.

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »
5DS R for $3,900 or 645Z for $6,200 (742,335 yen on Amazon.co.jp) or lower from BIC or MAP in Japan.
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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2015, 12:47:45 PM »
Oh no! More G.A.S.
I can't justify this. Yet.  :o

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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2015, 08:24:58 PM »
Oh no! More G.A.S.
I can't justify this. Yet.  :o
It's worse than that,  :o .
There's this other thing long awaited by Pentax fans, which, when it comes may well be the ideal 2nd body/companion for the Z.
For me it's going to mean selling off or gifting off my Canon gear, investing in a whole 'nother flash system too.
Tethering looks to be a possible issue.
 
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Re: Here's my Pentax 645z review from a long term Canon user
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2015, 08:24:58 PM »