I just couldn't resist, so I took the plunge back into MFD, and so far my opinion is mixed about the 645D, On it's own as a body only, I can't find one think I don't like about it, sure you can't remove the back, but that's what I wanted something totally integrated and weather sealed.
Now the part that I am not to sure about.
Lenses, Lenses, Lenses, buying used or old 'new stock FA" lenses is a total crap shot. Sure there are some good deals out there but.. you never know what you are going to get.
I started with all used of course:
45mm FA = great in 2/3rds of the frame edges start to go fuzzy even at F16
75mm FA = A little better then the 45mm but still something missing.
120mm A = A is manual focus btw, not a bad lens, a keeper.
200mm FA = Jury is still out on this one, need to do more testing.
I looked at a 35mm FA, I thought looked like garbage, so I passed on that, this one was a new one old stock in the box for 1300.00.
Acephoto was my dealer, I know not the greatest reputation, but they are listed on the pentax usa website as a 645D dealer and they had a few in stock. Actually the transaction went very smooth, and they did do some test shoots for me with the 35mm FA which I just mentioned about.
So for now, I really not sure where I am at. I broke down one more time and am awaiting deliver of a 45-85mm FA lens, keeping my fingers crossed but not holding my breath.
Now here are a few sample from the other day....