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The smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW is the second lens for the Pentax 645D Medium Format digital camera. Priced at $4999.95 and available in April 2011, the Pentax 25mm lens offers a focal length of approximately 19.5mm in the 35mm format. The Pentax 645D 25mm lens will be available in April 2011 for £3799.99.
Pentax Press Release
PENTAX ADDS SECOND LENS FOR 645D MEDIUM FORMAT
GOLDEN, CO (February 7, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced the addition of a second lens for the 645D Medium Format digital camera. As the second model of the 645D lens series, the smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW is designed as an ultra-wide-angle lens that features PENTAX-original optics optimized for high-quality digital photography to assure exceptional image- performance as well as dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction for active outdoor photographers.
Offering a focal length of approximately 19.5mm in the 35mm format (or approximately 15.5mm when mounted on a PENTAX 645-format film SLR camera body), this new lens provides the widest perspective of all PENTAX 645 lenses. Creating visual effects unique to ultra-wide-angle lenses — such as exaggerated perspective and enhanced depth of field — this lens may be used for a wide range of subjects including spectacular landscapes and indoor shooting in confined spaces.
Priced at $4999.95 USD, the smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW lens will become available in April 2011. More information is available here: http://www.pentaximaging.com and product images are available here: http://www.pentaximaging.com/press/pressfiles.html
The lens is available for preorder on: http://www.pentaxwebstore.com
PENTAX Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of a variety of digital cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc.