From: RichA on
Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp

From: RichA on
On Mar 10, 12:28 am, John A. <j...(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 17:52:31 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3...(a)gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!
>
> >http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp
>
> I must admit, I was a little bit disappointed by the price; there was
> a rumor it would be ~$6500USD. (Maybe whoever leaked that price was
> dyslexic. ;) )
>
> They are releasing it in Japan first, though, so *maybe* the US price
> will come down a hair by the time it hits our shores.
>
> Nice that it's weather and dust sealed, though.

Now at least we know low prices are possible with those big sensors
which means Hasselblad, Phase, Mamiya and Leica are charging...a lot.
From: Me on
RichA wrote:
> On Mar 10, 12:28 am, John A. <j...(a)nowhere.invalid> wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 17:52:31 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3...(a)gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!
>>> http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp
>> I must admit, I was a little bit disappointed by the price; there was
>> a rumor it would be ~$6500USD. (Maybe whoever leaked that price was
>> dyslexic. ;) )
>>
>> They are releasing it in Japan first, though, so *maybe* the US price
>> will come down a hair by the time it hits our shores.
>>
>> Nice that it's weather and dust sealed, though.
>
> Now at least we know low prices are possible with those big sensors
> which means Hasselblad, Phase, Mamiya and Leica are charging...a lot.

The Mamiya ZD was eventually offered at about that price (<$10k for a
kit), but still didn't sell. "Only" 22mp, but that was a couple of
years ago now.
From: stephe_k on
Me wrote:
>
> The Mamiya ZD was eventually offered at about that price (<$10k for a
> kit), but still didn't sell. "Only" 22mp, but that was a couple of
> years ago now.


I get so sick of all the MP hype. I've shot with 5MP cameras that image
quality wise blow away 12MP models but of course people "buy based on
MP" just like they bought computers based on processor clock speed.

Stephanie
From: Ray Fischer on
RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!
>
>http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp

And I expect that you'll be buying one quite soon since you obviously
don't want to be using some cheap 35mm format SLR with limited
resolution and image quality.

--
Ray Fischer
rfischer(a)sonic.net