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Pentax announces seven in-development products

Press release:
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
3 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
4.   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
5 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
6.   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
7.   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


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