Pentax DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AL SDM AW SR


K10D

Link Posted 31/07/2014 - 00:16
New lens looks very nice indeed.

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Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....

johnriley

Link Posted 31/07/2014 - 00:32
It certainly does look very nice.
Best regards, John

K10D

Link Posted 05/08/2014 - 00:01
Now official.

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Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....

Sabrestoof

Link Posted 21/08/2014 - 16:41
Can anyone tell me why this lens is now advertised at 600 more expensive than the RRP stated in the official Pentax press release, still up on their site!

Press Release 3399.99 - UK Dealers 3999.99 - B&H US dealer $4,996.95

As one who has been disappointed with the 645Z and the response or lack of it from Pentax to the issues raised this is the end for me.

Just more of rip off UK.

Roy Clarke.

Chrism8

Link Posted 21/08/2014 - 18:20
Hi Roy,

Very interesting, I was looking at ordering one before the end of Aug, and I'm 99% sure it was 3399 at Clifton Cameras the other day with a free 540Z Flash.

Just checked Clifton Camera's who I use a lot,SRS and Wex and your correct, 3999, wont be having one at that price !
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Sabrestoof

Link Posted 21/08/2014 - 18:32
Hi Chris
I know how you feel I am probably go to trade the lot in if that is the way they are going to treat their UK customers. The 645D is a great camera. I am afraid the 645Z or at least the sample I have got is not living up to the hype.

Do you have the 645Z? If so are you having any issues with it?

Roy

Chrism8

Link Posted 21/08/2014 - 18:40
Hi Roy, Yes, I have a Z, just over a month now, no issues with it, a slight learning curve as didn't upgrade from a D, love the handling and the IQ
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Chrism8

Link Posted 21/08/2014 - 19:15
What issues are you experiencing?
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Chrism8

Link Posted 22/08/2014 - 06:33
PM replied to
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Sabrestoof

Link Posted 22/08/2014 - 11:26
I have received the following response from a product manager at Ricoh Imaging:
"Thanks for your email. As soon as I get a response regarding the aperture issue I will forward it. I will resend the request when I am back in the office in the morning.

Regarding the price of the new lens I am sorry for this but it is our error. I don't know the full ins and outs of it but as I understand the situation our European head office told us to 3399 price before the announcement and then the new 3999 price a few days after. I don't know the reason for the change but think that it was communicated as a correction rather than a price increase. I am told that the change was communicated to the press but once the announcement is made they don't often post updates with the same prominence.

Kind regards
xxxx"

Just a mistake then!
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