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| p.8 #15 · Official: Pentax 645Z Medium Format priced at $8,499 |
harvey steeves wrote:
read the blog - you kinda forget the Pentax 645D, which came out with an identical sensor to Phase and Hasselblad cameras with a much lower price than those manufacturers. They didn't drop their prices too much then, probably won't now. The 645D then was much more user friendly but Blad and Phase still offer a better new and more consistently performing lens line as well as leaf shutters. There is also the concept of simply upgrading a back and not a whole body when needed or to repair.
At the time of the 645d launch I didn't follow the industry that closely, but I seem to recall that the 40mp in that Pentax were pretty much old hat and Phase One and Hasselblad were already offering much higher pm backs. Plus, Nikon launched the D800 with 36mp. This time around, we are talking about exactly the same sensor in an overall more capable camera than the much more expensive competition. You're right about the lenses, though, so we have to wait and see.