Pentax Previews 7 New Products at CP+ 2012

February 7, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses | 0 Comments |

Pentax is displaying new interchangeable lenses and camera accessories that are currently under development at the Japanese camera show, CP+ 2012. On show will be the smc PENTAX-D FA645 90mm f/2.8 medium-format lens, smc PENTAX-DA 560mm f/5.6 and smc PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 K-mount lenses, telephoto zoom lens and standard lens with “body cap” design for the Pentax Q system, super-thin interchangeable lens for the K-01 compact system camera, and a lens adapter for mounting a K-mount lens onto a Q-mount body. Names and prices of these products will be confirmed at a later date.

Pentax UK Press Release

PENTAX to Exhibit 7 Reference Products at CP+ 2012 Camera and Imaging Show

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of seven reference products — interchangeable lenses and camera accessories currently under development — at CP+ 2012, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. This annual event will be held from February 9th to 12th at the PACIFIC YOKOHAMA convention center in Japan.

Reference Products
1. Interchangeable lens for medium-format digital SLR camera
?Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-D FA645 90mm f/2.8
• Unifocal medium-telephoto lens for use with the PENTAX 645D
• Focal length ideal for portraiture and high-quality image reproduction with beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus) effect
• Market launch scheduled for 2012

2. Interchangeable K-mount lenses for digital SLR cameras
Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 560mm f/5.6
• Unifocal super-telephoto lens for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras
• Sharp, well-defined images — particularly with distant subjects — thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes
• Market launch scheduled for 2012

?Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8
• Unifocal standard lens for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras
• Maximum aperture of F1.8 for high-quality images with a superb rendition of depth and natural bokeh (out-of-focus) effect
• Market launch scheduled for 2012

3. Interchangeable Q-mount lenses for digital SLR cameras
?Model name (tentative): TELEPHOTO ZOOM
• Telephoto zoom lens (high-performance-lens series) for use with PENTAX Q-mount digital SLR cameras
• Exceptional image rendition for sharp, high-contrast images, even at the edges of the image field, thanks to the state-of-the-art optical design
• Market launch scheduled for 2012

?Model name (tentative): MOUNT CAP LENS
• Unifocal standard lens (unique-lens series) for use with PENTAX Q-mount digital SLR cameras
• Eye-catching “body cap” design, along with a toy-camera-like visual effect
• Market launch scheduled for 2012

4. Interchangeable K-mount lens for the PENTAX K-01
?Model name: TBA
• Super-thin interchangeable lens especially designed for the PENTAX K-01 digital camera
• Market launch: TBA

5. Lens adapter
?Model name: Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses
• Lens adapter for mounting a K-mount lens onto a Q-mount digital SLR camera body
• Built-in shutter unit; manual-focus operation only
• Market launch scheduled for Spring 2012

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 RICOH IMAGING COMPANY
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY LTD is a leading supplier of recreational and professional cameras and photographic equipment world-wide, with a long standing UK brand heritage.  Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, medium format, interchangeable lens system (mirrorless) cameras, zoom compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories.  In addition, it has a superb range of binoculars, suitable for a variety of leisure activities.

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING UK LTD successfully distributes its products through a number of channels, including independent camera shops, mass merchandisers and national multiple retailers - both on and offline.
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING UK LTD is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY LTD of Japan.

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