Pentax 645Z On Sale | Medium Format For $1k Less Than A Nikon D5

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Medium Format gross sales had taken a little bit of successful as full body digital cameras started to encroach on their territory, and I’m considering particularly right here of cameras just like the D810 and A7Rii, but when this yr has taught us something it’s that Medium Format is coming again, and maybe extra democratized than ever. With the Hasselblad X1D and the Fujifilm GFX50s there at the moment are 50MP medium format cameras available for underneath $10Okay.

However earlier than these existed there was the Pentax 645 (in numerous evolutions) additionally underneath $10okay, and the 645z the newest iteration of it. The guts of the 645z is identical Sony sensor you’ll discover within the Part One IQ250 and Hasselblad H5D-50C and H6D, and people go anyplace from $15okay to north of 30, making the 645Z a little bit of a discount even at its intro worth of $eight,500, however now you will get one for $5,500 (physique solely) given a current rebate at B&H.

Positive you don’t have EVF, and it’s not the prettiest digital camera round, however you’re nonetheless getting that sensor, supplying you with 16 bit shade and 14 stops DR, and naturally the entry to the fairly spectacular line of Pentax lenses, just like the 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR with Pentax Fast-Shift Focus System for speedy switching between auto and guide focus modes, or any variety of others.

When you’re trying to get the advantages of a MF sensor then that is about probably the most economical approach to do it presently. The one drawback is, the Fuji GFX-50S is newer, maybe a bit higher specked for about $1k extra. Nonetheless, the Fuji system is rather less confirmed, and when you’re one for OVF then that is your child. Test it out here.

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