Pentax Develops Mount Cap Lens and AF360FGZ II Flash

January 30, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 1 Comment |
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Pentax Ricoh is developing a new clip-on flash and fixed-focal-length mount cap lens for its Q-mount system cameras. Tentatively named the Pentax AF360FGZ II, the new clip-on type P-TTL flash unit has a guide number of 36 (in metres at ISO 100/21°) and a tilt-swivel head. The “mount cap lens” appears to be the same product that first appeared on the Pentax Lens Roadmap back in February 2012. Both the flash and the mount cap lens will be on display at the CP+ show beginning tomorrow in Yokohama, Japan. Availability for both products is slated for summer 2013, with pricing to be communicated.

Pentax Press Release

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING to Exhibit Two Reference Products at CP+ 2013

Company to showcase flash and interchangeable lens currently under development

Denver, CO (January 29, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) is pleased to announce the exhibition of two reference products in the PENTAX RICOH IMAGING booth at CP+, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia,  taking place January 31st -February 3rd, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Japan.

Reference products on display:

Model Name (tentative): AF360FGZ II
Product information:
Clip-on-type external flash unit with maximum guide number 36 (at ISO 100 / m).
P-TTL, automatic flash discharge level adjustment functionality.
Bounce flash function adjustable both vertically and horizontally.
Market launch scheduled for summer 2013

Model Name (tentative):  Mount Cap Lens
Product information:
Unit-focal lens (unique-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
Uniquely designed exterior with a toy-camera-like visual effect
Market launch scheduled for summer 2013
Notes:Model names, designs, specifications and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Prices of these products will be announced at a later date.

About PENTAX
PENTAX is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready 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 adventurous consumers and businesses. With new headquarters in Denver, Colorado, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. effective October 1, 2011. Additional details may be found here: http://www.pentaximaging.com/news

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#1 JS

A Mount cap lens for what/who? Will we ver get a new APS-C mirrorless camera/lenses? Seriously, what are they doing there all day long? Smoking grass?

11:01 am - Wednesday, January 30, 2013