Summary: Exceptional image quality and camera overall handling. Too big and heavy for traveling. Must use on tripod. Must learn how to shoot at reduced pace. would be awesome to have this fire power in a Sony A7R size camera.
Summary: For a die-hard film photographer whose ideal DSLR would be a digital Pentax 67 with a bare minimum of controls and functions, the 645D has proved an acceptable substitute . While having more features and functions than I really need, what won me over, aside from its pixel count ,was it's ability,...
Summary: I had a Canon 5D Mark 2 before, and I love it. But two weeks ago, I bought a Pentax 645D and a 55mm F2.8, I hardly knew that what is a real good camera. I love it so much. The price is good fits.
Summary: I decided to upgrade from the Pentax K5 to the mighty 645D and must say, am pleased beyond all expectations at this purchase.If you are shopping for a larger than full frame, ie medium format camera, you may already know that the Pentax comes in at well under the price point of nearly every...
Excerpt: This is a well though out no nonsense reliable Medium Format DSLR. It is awesome for landscape. I think this camera is a bit underrated. Once you have it and use it you appreciate all the small details that make it easy to work with.
Pros: Build quality, Control Layout, Image quality, Reliable Operation
Summary: I bought this camera just about a year ago after renting one for a weekend try-out. The one I rented didn't come with an instruction book, and the guy behind the counter at ACE Camera in the DC area said to me: "Punch a button, and if the front control dial doesn't do it, the back control dial...
Excerpt: This is the first digital medium format camera I have owned. I have progressed in sensor size starting from sub APS-C Sony R1 to and APC-S camera and I still onwn a full frame Sony Alpha 850. I have been through many lenses in my searcrch for image quality.
Excerpt: -huge sensor size, comparing with 35mm cameras (but still a crop-camera in terms of 645 film) -killer resolution 40 Mpix -very affordable price - under 10.000$. Pentax 645D retire Leica S2 (which is using the same sensor) in terms of price (more than double price over Pentax. No comments.
Excerpt: This is a really well thought-out camera. For its size, it is comfortable to hold and the grip is very secure. The large mirror box actually helps with holding with verticals. The buttons are large, given to a single function, and are placed so are not confusing.
Pros: Great Image Quality, Easy to use, great grip