Pentax 645 Camera Test!

by Brett Johnson March. 14, 2021 193 views

Pentax 645N, 150-300, Fuji Pro 400H, Freo, February 2021

Medium format with a zoom lens, I am wondering if that makes sense, would I not be best to use digital cameras for long lens work?

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Kevin Macy 3 months, 2 weeks ago

What did you think about the setup you were using?  I am considering some large format digital, and while this is film, I wanted to know your thoughts.

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Brett Johnson Replied to Kevin Macy 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi Kevin, I love medium format, film and digital. The bigger sensor in digital makes it all so rich and noise free - i.e. 50MP in a medium format digital sensor leaves 50MP in a 35MP for dead! I also use a Pentax 645Z (Digital) Medium format and find it just as easy to use as my Olympus OMD EM1 MkIII. You dont get the extra long focal lengths, but, it is really nice to handle. I am also looking at a Fuji GFX100S for when I need digital medium format and had one on hire recently and just loved it. I reckon go for it, the bigger the physical area of the sensor combined with prime lenses makes for lovely images. I also think that anything that slows your photographic process down just even a little makes for better images be it film or digital. Hope that is of use?

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Berckmans Peter 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Zooms of that era are not great quality. I would stick to primes. Said that the results are pleasing for close work, at the farther end of the lens a bit less. Even modern zooms have that

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited