Pentax 645N Medium Format Film Camera Body & SMC FA 150mm F/2.8 Autofocus Lens. Tiffen UV Filter - 220 Holder - Manual - Film Included. I was anxiously looking forward to using this unit which I acquired recently. However, I need to replace my suddenly failing digital camera with a new one and have to part with this for funds. The camera also doesnt have a lens strap.
This is a medium format film camera using 120 roll film with image size of 6 x 4.5 cm. Key features are auto exposure metering (3 settings); exposure compensation dial; shutter speed dial; ISO setting dial; settings for aperature priority, bulb and for fully automatic operation where camera chooses both aperture & shutter speed. The film loads to position 1 and advances after each exposure automatically (after being installed correctly in the film holder).
The Pentax SMC FA 150mm Autofocus lens is very clean but for one small speck of fungus. The lens defaults to autofocus but the focus ring can be pulled back a notch and then becomes fully manual focused. 150mm in medium format is roughly equivalent to 90mm in 35mm terms, so it makes for a perfect portrait lens or for general telephoto photography without much compression of the scene.
Attached to front of lens is 67mm Tiffen UV filter. Not shown is a front lens cap.
Camera body is very, very clean - really only one mark shown below. Top view shows exposure compensation dial on left side of optical view finder, with ISO setting lever beneath it.
On right side of view finder is aperture priority/shutter priority settings dial with exposure metering lever beneath. View finder has diopter settings for your eyes. Camera has a ML memory lock button to retain exposure info.Around the exposure button is lever for selecting 12 second timer, a single exposure position or multiple exposure position with each press of button. Camera can bracket exposures too. Many users of this camera have often remarked about how easy it is to operate and how logically all the controls are placed.
On back side left can be seen more switches to control aspects of exposure and focusing. It even has some limited tracking ability for moving subjects. The only significant mark on camera is at the lower right corner of the 120 roll film holder. Sale also includes 220 film holder which can be modified to work as a 120 holder. Discussions on the net arent always in agreement regarding this so you need to do research and experiment.
5 pack of fresh Kodak Portra 160 negative film; the 1st roll loaded in the camera. Also 6 fairly fresh lithium batteries are installed.
The manual is very clean and clearly illustrates all aspects of the cameras operation. There are many web sites that can provide you with much info & reviews on the 645N. I was given some 10 year old un-refrigerated film, which I used to determine that the camera was functioning just fine. The picture is an apple in foreground with background apple slightly out of plane of focus.
I scanned the film and adjusted color to taste but film was really grainy and hard to color balance because it was so old. I only show it here to demonstrate the camera works! _gsrx_vers_854 GS 7.0.18 (854).
The item "Pentax 645N Medium Format Film Camera Body & SMC FA 150mm F/2.8 Autofocus Lens" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "lifeat33anda3rd" and is located in Bayside, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.