Pentax 645

Arcane Supply Co.

From Ken Rockwell (the gear authority): "The Pentax 645 is probably the biggest bargain going in medium format film cameras. I paid under $300 for this rig above, delivered, in December 2008. Back in 1997, B&H got $2,025 for this same 1outfit, new!

It replaces the old Yashicamat 124G, which was the biggest bargain in film days. Now that amateurs have abandoned film, these Pentax 645s are almost being given away.

The Pentax 645 has a built-in motor drive and all auto and manual exposure modes, as well as a full line of excellent lenses available cheap. For the same price as the Yashicamat, which used a no-longer available PX625 mercury cell, pop six AAs into the handle of the Pentax 645 and you're OK for over a hundred rolls of film."

We have gotten incredible results with this camera, as seen in the images below. Grab some Kodak Portra and snap away.

Included: Lens hood, lens cap, strap, and batteries included.

Lens: Pentax 75mm 2.8 (equivalent of a 50mm lens in 35mm format)

Film: 120mm

Format: 6x4.5 (15 exposures per roll of film)


Collections: Analog Shop, Lifestyle

Category: Analog

Type: Analog


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