Pentax 645

Medium format 6x4.5 SLR system • Discontinued


The serious field photographer demands two things from a camera: flawless, professional picture quality and total responsiveness to the fleeting photographic moment. Pentax 645 series cameras satisfied these demands like no other cameras and put the very latest SLR technology at the photographer's command. To make the cameras even more competent and versatile in the field, they were designed specifically for hand-held eye-level photography. Any photographer familiar with the outstanding handling of the popular 35mm format appreciated the performance of these lightweight, compact cameras.

But though Pentax 645 series cameras handled like 35mm cameras, they produced a dimension of photographic excellence known only to the medium- and large-format user. The 6x4.5 format gives the photographer access to professional standards of quality in lenses and accessories.

All Pentax 645 lenses lived up to the outstanding optical and mechanical capabilities of 645 series bodies and to Pentax's unexcelled reputation as a lens maker. Optical performance was improved further by Pentax's exclusive Super-Multi-Coating (SMC). All Pentax 645 lenses were durable and built to exacting professional standards.

Camera list

Model Shutter Metering Modes Year
Medium format film SLR cameras with the Pentax 645 mount (3)
Pentax 645 E, 1/1000 TTL • OA PASM 1984
Pentax 645N E, 1/1000 TTL • OA PASM 1997
Pentax 645NII E, 1/1000 TTL • OA PASM 2001
Medium format digital SLR cameras with the Pentax 645 mount (2)
Pentax 645D E, 1/4000 TTL • OA PASM 2010
Pentax 645Z E, 1/4000 TTL • OA PASM 2014

Pentax 645 mount lens list

Teleconverter list

Accessories list

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