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Aitch53
Posted 01/03/2020 - 09:44 Link
I've just received the MPB newsletter, which contains a link to their blog, a 'hands-on review' of the Pentax 645Z vs the Fujifilm GFX 50S. And both compared to the author's film Hasselblad.


It may be of interest to people here.
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
johnriley
Posted 01/03/2020 - 10:18 Link
Very interesting, but no definitive conclusion. Pentax users will find the 645Z works exactly like any other Pentax DSLR, Fuji users will find the same but relating to the Fuji mirrorless range.

Both cameras produce stunning results, handle fairly similarly but not identically and cost within the same ballpark figure, maybe the Fuji slightly less expensive, depending on lenses chosen.

Whichever one anyone would like to buy for me I would be happy to use!
Best regards, John
Aitch53
Posted 01/03/2020 - 10:22 Link
johnriley wrote:
Very interesting, but no definitive conclusion. Pentax users will find the 645Z works exactly like any other Pentax DSLR, Fuji users will find the same but relating to the Fuji mirrorless range.

Both cameras produce stunning results, handle fairly similarly but not identically and cost within the same ballpark figure, maybe the Fuji slightly less expensive, depending on lenses chosen.

Whichever one anyone would like to buy for me I would be happy to use!

Seconded!

Heck, I wouldn't mind the 'blad - with a Phase One digital back, of course...
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
johnha
Posted 02/03/2020 - 18:52 Link
The D & Z fit really well within the Pentax ecosystem, the D-Li90 batteries, chargers, flashguns, IR remotes, O-GPS1 etc. are all compatible. P6x7 lenses work seamlessly with the Pentax adapter in M & Av modes (open aperture metering, auto stop-down), even the P6x7 90mm leaf shutter lens works well enough. With 645 lenses (A, FA, D-FA or DA) you get all exposure modes (including the Hyper modes) all working just like any other Pentax DSLR. Build quality is simply amazing, the vertical tripod socket (along the optical centreline, as with all P645s) saves a packet on an L bracket, the grip is simply amazing and the ergonomics are very good.

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