Pentax 645

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  1. pocketshaver

    pocketshaver TPF Noob!

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    I can get a used one "nearly almost mint" condition with a 220 film back. All it needs is a lens.

    Just what sort of options are there for finding lenses?


     
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    cgw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The Pentax system didn't sell as strongly as the Bronica and Mamiya competition, so the pool of used gear is shallower. Check the availability of 120 inserts since there's very little choice in 220 film currently. Keep in mind the inserts aren't mid-roll removable like a film back. Fixed viewfinder. Nice compact system.
     
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    I miss my mamiya 645 1000S.
    it was the "smaller" medium format, being 6x4.5 instead of the larger 6x6 or 6x7 of other medium format cameras of the era. still, there was something satisfying about loading 120 roll film. I had the 80mm f4 macro and 150mm f4 lenses for mine.
    lenses for the mamiya werent very expensive, and i think for the pentax 645 as well so you could probably find some good deals on ebay. i expect there arent as many buyers as there used to be. good luck with the search and happy shooting!

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    Its just that everything IM finding is perhaps 20% less then what current factory new lenses are costing. Mamiya seems interesting though.
     
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    Try keh.com
     
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    The pentax system is similar to the older mamiyas.

    They are pritty solid workers. But think of it this way.
    How many lenses do you really have to have?


    here is a list from Wiki:
    Pentax 645 - Wikipedia
    • smc PENTAX-D FA 645 25 mm F4.0 AL SDM AW [IF] (2011)
    • smc PENTAX-DA 645 25 mm F4.0 AL SDM AW [IF] (2012-current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 35 mm F3.5
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 35 mm F3.5 AL [IF]
    • HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5AL [IF] (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 45 mm F2.8
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 45 mm F2.8 (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 55 mm F2.8
    • smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55 mm F2.8 AL SDM AW [IF] (2010-current)
    • smc PENTAX 645 LS 75 mm F2.8 - leaf shutter
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 75 mm F2.8
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 75 mm F2.8 (current)
    • HD PENTAX-D FA 645 Macro 90 mm F2.8 ED AW SR (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 Macro 120 mm F4.0
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Macro 120 mm F4.0 (current)
    • smc PENTAX 645 LS 135 mm F4.0 - leaf shutter
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 150 mm F3.5
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 150 mm F2.8 [IF] (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 200 mm F4.0
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 200 mm F4.0 ED (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 300 mm F4.0 ED [IF] (current)
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 300 mm F5.6 ED [IF] (current)
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 400 mm F5.6 ED [IF] (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 600 mm F5.6 ED [IF] (current)
    • HD PENTAX-DA 645 28-45 mm F4.5 ED AW SR (current)
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Zoom 33–55 mm F4.5 AL (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 Zoom 45–85 mm F4.5
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Zoom 45–85 mm F4.5 (current)
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Zoom 55–110 mm F5.6 (current)
    • smc PENTAX-A 645 Zoom 80–160 mm F4.5
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Zoom 80–160 mm F4.5 (current)
    • smc PENTAX-FA 645 Zoom 150–300 mm F5.6 ED [IF] (current)
    • Rear Converter-A 645 1.4X (current) - AF lenses become manual focus
    • Rear Converter-A 645 2X (current) - AF lenses become manual focus
     
  7. OldManJim

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    I have and use a Mamiya 645 pro tl and an RB67. With respect to lenses for your Pentax, it depends on what you want to photograph. For landscapes, I'd consider a 35 or 45 mm, for portraits, I'd consider an 80 or 150 mm.

    Nice rig - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The tip about the 120 back is a good one, 220 film is virtually non-existent.
     
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    Gotta get a 120 insert...
     

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