Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gear lust

As a photographer with a keen eye on the available gear on the market, I occasionally fall victim to that greatest of photographic curses, gear lust. While my (lack of) finances preclude me from actually going and buying any of this stuff, I still spend way too much time dreaming about it...

Anyways, this time the particular bit of photo gear that's got me going is the Pentax 645D, which has been out in Japan since May and will be coming out in the US in December. Weighing roughly the same as one of the current generation of Mega SLRs from Nikon and Canon (the D3whatever and 1Dwhatever type bodies), but packing a medium format-sized 40MP sensor, the whole camera just oozes a bizzare mix of insane quality (40 million large sensor sites... drools) and actual hand-holdability (at least for short periods of time). Add in a robust and reasonably fast autofocus system and a wide array of high quality lenses, and its easy to see why I'm currently obssesed with this camera.

Of course, the $10000 price tag rather kills it for me as I don't even make that much money in a year and most of the money I DO make goes right back to my college, but I can still dream...

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