645D Fully Functional

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by benjikan, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. benjikan

    benjikan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you haven't heard, the Pentax 645D was shown at the Tokyo Photo Show and was a working fully functional model...September looks good to me..

    Ben
     
  2. dbyrd

    dbyrd TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Pentax makes a great product. Their 645 cameras were always the workhorses of my film work.Can't wait to see the digital!
     
  3. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    18,102
    Likes Received:
    7,452
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic US
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Benjikan,

    Your posts are starting to sound like ads for Pentax.
    If I did a web search, how many times would I find you posting the same things at different sites?
     
  4. xfloggingkylex

    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    yeah, I cant make up my mind if you are just an avid pentax user who is glad they are finally making a mark in the digital realm, or if you are secretly a Pentax spokes person marketing for them.

    but hey, another MF digital, I'm happy (not that I can afford it)
     
  5. benjikan

    benjikan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They are. It is called enthusiasm!

    Ben
     
  6. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    18,102
    Likes Received:
    7,452
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic US
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I just searched any found the same series of posts on 2 other sites - maybe more but I got tired of looking.

    It sounds much more like promoting people who are giving you things.
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Mr. Kanarek is definately all over the web talking up Pentax digital gear, and as I understand from his posts elsewhere Pentax is loaning him the gear to use. It is my opinion, due to the proliferation of similar posts, that he has some sort of agreement with Pentax to spend time on popular photography websites/forums posting about Pentax gear.

    On the other hand, he does appear to be using the equipment for his pro photo jobs, and relating his experiences. As long as these are real jobs, not set up by Pentax, and the information/opinions are honest, then I think his posts are valuable. Just like anybody, you can google his name, read up on what you find, and decide for yourself.

    Many photo magazines and bigger gear websites are straight up funded by Canon, Nikon, etc..., and post articles and reviews written by the camera manufacturers themselves, although they are usually presented as being independent. Canon and Nikon provide loaner gear to dozens, if not hundreds of pros to get more visibility. When I worked at a camera store Nikon and Canon (and other brands) paid bonuses to salespeople for selling (pushing) their gear; the salesperson got a lot more money for selling a Nikon/Canon SLR with a Nikon/Canon lens, than if they sold it with a cheaper Tamron or Sigma lens (remember that as the salesperson explains to you the magical properties that make Canon and Nikon brand gear superior to other established brands/manufacturers). The Nikon rep was one of the sleaziest bastards I've ever met.

    At the worst, Benjamin is showing us that brand name really doesn't matter, and anyone competent should be able to get decent results from whatever gear they are using.
     
  8. benjikan

    benjikan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have been a Pro Photographer for over 25 years. I had used Canon for over eighteen years for my 35mm format and anything from Sinar to Horsemean to Fuji 680 to Bronica to Blad to Mamiya to Pentax to Yashica for my MF and larger support imagery. I was sponsored Officially by Canon up until recently when I switched to Pentax, which for me was a very serious move. I have used Pentax MF cameras for years, specifically the 67. Pentax have never asked me to post on forums. They have never provided any work for me, as my field of expertise is totally out of their domain. They are pleased however with my move to Pentax. Being that I garnered a considerable amount of press re: my Canon sponsorship, they were delighted with the fact that they could benefit by that exposure. Yes I do use Pentax now and they do provide material for me. But I never would have switched to Pentax if the product could not deliver the goods. That would be professional suicide. As to my posting on several forums. Absolutely. I wish to share my experiences with other photographers who may have been reluctant to use the K10D in professional applications. I see no reason that if one can use a Nikon D200 for a pro shoot, why not the K10D. Canon and Nikon have thousands of Pro users publicly acknowledging the use of specific models for specific applications. I don't see why there should be a double standard. If Pentax were to stop their partnership with me tomorrow, I would still continue to use the K10D and acquire their 645D when it comes out in the Fall of 2007.
     
  9. Ah, just found this thread... here's what I posted in your other thread:

     
  10. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Steventon, Oxfordshire, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Does the name of the camera suggest that the sensor will be 6x4.5cm? I cannot find any info about the size of the sensor on the web. Also, what is its resolution? Depending on where I look it varies from 18 to 31 megapixels. Does anybody know the exact specifications of the camera and its expected price. I am just curious.
     
  11. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    According to this article:

    http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Pentax-Digital-645-Prototype-A-First-Look-.htm

    we are looking at a 645 full frame.... If all is well when it is finally released, I'm ready to offload a lot of stuff to fund that 645D and dust off my beloved 645 manual lenses.... well.. depends on their asking price...

    I've been following this prototype since it first came to light a few years ago. Still wish they implimented a digital insert instead but I bet packaging and power might have been an issue.
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    That's the most important bit of info right there.

    I'm glad someone is speaking up for Pentax. I hope they can make it; I think more manufacturers competing is better for me. I shoot Canon DSLRs, and probably won't switch anytime soon, but when I shot 35mm film Pentax was my favorite of the big companies, and Canon my least favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews of the 645D, and I hope it lives up to what I expect from Pentax: great quality for a better price.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

wtb pentax 645d