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Pentax

Pentax 645Z kit with FA 35mm Wide angle lens (used)

$3,150.00

Pentax

Pentax 645Z kit with FA 35mm Wide angle lens (used)

$3,150.00

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Cat. No. Used-Pentax645Z-kit

Used Pentax 645Z kit with 35mm Lens

As many of you know, I'm a bit of a camera gear nut!  I've used the Rolleiflex 6008AF and Hy6 for the main bulk of my photowork, and all of my awards have been won shooting the Rolleiflex system.  But I can't really stop myself from testing many of the other cameras.  I shoot 35mm format all the way to 11x14 sheet film.   When I was in Photokina 2018 (RIP photokina!) I tested all the viewfinders in modern cameras and the 645Z really caught my attention.  I do like the OVF on this camera a lot.  I think the AF on this is about the same speed as the Hy6, but it has a number of points so probably a bit more advanced. The lenses in the Pentax 645 system are not the equal of the Rollei system but very good, are but only a fraction of the price so an excellent value. The big advantage of the 645Z besides low cost is that it can shoot a good ISO 6400 file and lenses are incredibly good value - a zoom for only a few hundred? I had also the Hasselblad X1D and I believe the Pentax is much easier to use and has the same sensor as the X1D.  What other 50 megapixel medium format system can you buy with 3 lenses for $3500?  Everything is in excellent working condition. The body has some wear marks and a few dings, cosemetic only. Same for the lenses.  Glass excellent, except I want to call out a small cleaning mark on the 35mm off center.  It never affected any images I took so I don't think it's a problem, but it's there.  Shades included for 45-85, not for 35.  Comes with 2 batteries, charger, but no boxes. 

Kit includes the following items - all used but in great condition.

  • 645Z Camera body with charger, 2 batteries, body cap, eyepiece 
  • 35mm Wide angle lens with caps and UV filter (small cleaning mark on front)

Note - only 35mm lens is included - other lenses shown are not included.