HD Pentax-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SDM SR

A wide-angle zoom for the Pentax 645 digital system

By PF Rumors in Pentax Rumors on Jul 30, 2014
HD Pentax-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SDM SR

Rumors of a wide-angle zoom for the Pentax 645D/645Z have surfaced: a 28-45mm F4.5 lens, which will likely be officially known as the HD Pentax-DA645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SDM SR, will fill the gap between the 25mm and 55mm focal lengths in Pentax's lineup of digital-era medium-format lenses.  This lens will provide a diagonal field of view of roughly 90-62 degrees.

In addition to weather-sealing and SDM autofocus, the new 28-45mm lens will feature in-lens stabilization.  It will be the second stabilized lens for the 645D system, following the 90mm F2.8 macro.

Further details, including pricing, are currently unknown.

This news, alongside with the rumored Pentax Q2, is starting to paint a picture of what we might expect to see at the upcoming Photokina trade show this September.  The only thing that remains a mystery is a new K-mount product, which we suspect will be a replacement for the entry-level Pentax K-50/K-500 cameras and perhaps a new lens from the roadmap.  

Photokina, which takes place every other year in Germany, is one of the key expositions for the photo industry.  We will be providing first-hand coverage of the show as we did back in 2012.

You can read the original rumor (translated from Japanese) at digicame-info.




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