PENTAX Owners Club

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Cask, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Munki

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    Damn, how do you find shooting with the 645Z? Does it still feel bulky or do you get used to it?
     
  2. onggie

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    Yep, on a KII primarily shoot with an FA31. Not going to delve into a FF body until I see what happens with Pentax over the next few years.
     
  3. Munki

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    The K-3II? or the K-5II? I upgraded from a K-5 and I've been quite impressed with the K-1. The K-1 II is set to enhance higher ISO performance, which I'm looking forward to. The upgrade is like $700 however. Not so keen on that price. :(
     
  4. Mynamewastaken

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    Pentax need to get their shit together re autofocus.

    Image/ISO etc they're all over. The autofocus though needs a complete overhaul.
     
  5. Michael H

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    I like it. Very easy for Canon users to adapt to the 645Z.

    It is not a walk about camera and mostly I use it on a tripod. The IQ is just superb. I have used it out of a helicopter, but you need to be careful.

    Lots of high quality second hand lens available from eBay Japan - cheap.

    When only the best will do, I reach for the 645Z.
     
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  6. Munki

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    Admittedly I haven't used other systems, but the K-1 was such a huge improvement over my K-5 in terms of autofocus, I forgave Pentax.

    That's great to hear! I've heard about the battery on the 645Z not being all that great as a walkabout camera anyway. Did you buy brand new or was it second hand?
     
  7. Michael H

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    It was bought new. Battery life is good. I take might 40-50 a day not thousands - you learn to take less at around 50meg a photo.
     

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