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  • #1789
    LeicaLens
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    I’m afraid it’s in Japanese only, but has anyone seen the new Pentax medium format camera?
    http://ganref.jp/magazines/index/1/0/360

    40 mega pixels on a massive sensor (44mm by 33mm, or 50 gazillion cubic furlongs for those of you still using imperial 😉 ), uses the old Pentax 645 mount lens, and has the same funky image processing toys as the K-7. Not sure how the camera will handle all that data though, as the file size for one picture is much larger than the K-7, but it uses the same PRIME II engine.
    The dynamic range is apparently much better, but by how much I don’t know.

    It’s a snip at only 850,000 yen. I would buy one, of course, but the 1.1 frames per second burst mode puts me off 🙄

    Update:
    Here’s a bit more info in English. I popped into a big camera store (Yodobashi) this weekend to see if they had a model on display, but not surprisingly they didn’t. I think I read somewhere that they are only making 500 to start with.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp

    #27094
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Dammit. I need more money.

    #27095
    olavf
    Participant

    I’m still saving for that hasselblaad. I really want to be able to do digital and film with the same camera.

    /at a glance, that’s a pretty damn nice camera though.

    #27096
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I didn’t think the Hassie did both; I thought it was digital only while the Mamiya could do either?

    #27097
    sleeping
    Participant

    I don’t think the Hasselblad 645 digital cameras can shoot film any more, but they do make digital backs for the 6×6 film cameras.

    #27098
    olavf
    Participant

    Most of the V-series camera bodies can use a digital back. I think the absolute cut-off are the 500’s made in the late-fifties, but I’d want something from the late seventies or early eighties to get better integration.

    http://www.hasselbladusa.com/products/digital-backs/cfv-39.aspx

    #27099
    LeicaLens
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    Most of the V-series camera bodies can use a digital back. I think the absolute cut-off are the 500’s made in the late-fifties, but I’d want something from the late seventies or early eighties to get better integration.

    http://www.hasselbladusa.com/products/digital-backs/cfv-39.aspx

    There’s a Hasselblad with lens going for about $6500 dollars secondhand in a shop near me. It’s that or that wife.
    *sigh*

    Oh well, married life was fun.

    #27100
    sleeping
    Participant

    While we’re dreaming, I want one of these: http://www.sinar.ch/en/products/cameras/141-sinar-p3

    #27101
    olavf
    Participant

    Most of the V-series camera bodies can use a digital back. I think the absolute cut-off are the 500’s made in the late-fifties, but I’d want something from the late seventies or early eighties to get better integration.

    http://www.hasselbladusa.com/products/digital-backs/cfv-39.aspx

    There’s a Hasselblad with lens going for about $6500 dollars secondhand in a shop near me. It’s that or that wife.
    *sigh*

    Oh well, married life was fun.

    I, uh, can’t comment since the wife will probably read this…

    #27102
    soosh
    Participant

    damn, I can’t wait to get into medium format digital. I want 6×6, dammit.

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