Pentax 15mm F4 Lens and 1.4x Rear Converter

September 29, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | Comment | |

Pentax has announced the development of a 15mm F4 lens and a 1.4x rear converter. The Pentax DA* 15mm F4 ED AL Limited is an ultra-wide lens designed for exclusive use with Pentax DSLRs. The Pentax 15mm F4 Lens will be available in Spring 2009. The Pentax-DA 1.4X RearR Converter SDM is the first rear converter equipped for autofocus operation of Pentax DSLRs. A marketing date has yet to be announced, along with pricing for both products.

Pentax UK Press Release

PENTAX to Showcase Model Products at Photokina 2008

PENTAX U.K. is pleased to exhibit another interchangeable lens and a rear converter at Photokina 2008. Both items are currently under development for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

Digital-SLR-exclusive unifocal DA Limited-series lens
Product name (tentative): smc PENTAX DA* 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Ultra-wide-angle DA* Limited series lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras
Extremely compact and light construction
Exclusive design with aluminium body
Integrated hood
Fifth model in the popular DA* Limited series, developed as part of PENTAX’s quest for the ultimate in image-description performance
Scheduled to be marketed in spring 2009

Digital-SLR-exclusive accessory
Product name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 1.4X REAR CONVERTER SDM
First rear converter equipped for autofocus operation of PENTAX digital SLR cameras
SDM mechanism for extra-smooth, super-quiet autofocus operation
Compatible with conventional (mechanical) autofocus system
Marketing date to be announced

Note: The product names, designs, specifications and marketing schedules of the products above are not final, and are subject to change without notice. Retail prices have not yet been fixed.

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