New Pentax lenses announced

Seven new lens products across K-mount, Q-mount, K-01 and 645D product area: 2012-2013 lens roadmap

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Pentax announces the exhibition of seven reference products - interchangeable lenses and camera accessories currently under development - at CP+ 2012, Yokohama, Japan, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. This annual event will be held from

1. Interchangeable lens for medium-format 645D 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 DSLR cameras
A: Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 560mm f/5.6
 - Unifocal super-telephoto lens for use with PENTAX K-mount DSLR cameras
 - Sharp, well-defined images - particularly with distant subjects - thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes
 - Market launch scheduled for 2012
 
B: Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8
 - Unifocal standard lens for use with PENTAX K-mount DSLR 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 DSLR cameras
A: Model name (tentative): TELEPHOTO ZOOM
 - Telephoto zoom lens (high-performance-lens series) for use with PENTAX Q-mount
 - 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
 
B: Model name (tentative): MOUNT CAP LENS
 - Unifocal standard lens (unique-lens series) for use with PENTAX Q-mount
 - 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
 - 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 camera body
 - Built-in shutter unit; manual-focus operation only
 - Market launch scheduled for Spring 2012
 

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