7 Years Later, the Pentax 645Z Is Now Supported in Capture One

Today, Capture One 21 is getting several enhancements ahead of the release of Capture One 22. To kick this off, some users will see a 500% collection load-speed improvement. I’ve known about this in beta for a while, but didn’t test it. I’m pretty sure that the folks who will see the most significant changes are using Apple M1 laptops. Then there are improvements with both Sigma and Fujifilm tethering. Capture One let us know exclusively about another big one: the Pentax 645Z will finally be supported.

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Our Favorite 645 Cameras for Medium Format Photography Magic

If you’re bored of shooting squares on medium format film, you might want to get your hands on these noteworthy 645 format cameras.

If you feel limited by the square format, it may be time for you to try other frame sizes available. Yes, there’s more to shooting 120 film than the popular 6×6 format. If you feel like experimenting with other frame sizes, you may want to try 6×4.5 first. Whether you’re curious about this (or simply need the perfect excuse to grab another medium format film camera) we put together a quick camera recommendation with five of your best options. You’re welcome!

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Ricoh Brings a New Pentax 29-45mm f4.5 Lens to its Medium Format System

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer HD Pentax DA645 28-45mm f4.5E Product Image 1

Ricoh has announced a new 28-45mm f4.5ED AW SR lens offering for Pentax medium format cameras such as the 645D and 645Z. Offering up an equivalent 22-35.5mm focal length range in the smaller 35mm world, it’s a wide-angle zoom lens that perfect for landscapes, a portrait lens on the far end of its zoom range, and somewhat candid street photography.

Internally the lens is comprised of 17 elements in 12 groups, including two high-performance aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements. On the outside Ricoh has also given the lens a HD lens coatings to optimize light transmission and minimize reflection. There’s also an Aero Bright Coating to help improve image quality.

To top it off this piece of kit features a Shake Reduction mechanism to help mitigate vibrations while trying to handhold this big honking camera. Ricoh says its stabilization technology can effectively compensates for camera shake up to approximately 3.5 shutter stops. The lens is also dust and waterproof thanks to eleven special seals, though we still would not dare to leave this expensive lens out in the rain for too long.

The ens will ship later this month with a hefty price tag of $4999.95. See past the break for another look at the lens.

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