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02-07-2012, 05:24 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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DA 50mm, DA 560mm, D-FA 645 90mm to be revealed at CP+

Pentax Germany has just posted a press release revealing what at least two of the lenses on the 2012-2013 Pentax roadmap will be!

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Looks like Ricoh is serious and is listening to its customers. the 50mm and 560mm address wishes for a cheap 50mm prime and a telephoto for wildlife.
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This is great news! We are in for a treat! Thank you for posting this.
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This suggests the new Pentax regime know they have to get a positive message out to the market. Hoya was probably a lifesaver for Pentax, but NOT great on communication.

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It will be interesting to see which "astronomical" design converts to the 560mm! Wish I could convert their XL14 eyepiece into camera lens.. their lens expertise covers many bases.

*edit* the pictures are out (assuming they're real ) and it's lenses not mirrors in play. Good call - I like 'em compact, but no doubt the bokeh will be far better with this design.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GaryH Quote
Looks like Ricoh is serious and is listening to its customers. the 50mm and 560mm address wishes for a cheap 50mm prime and a telephoto for wildlife.
Wildlife... or neighbors
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QuoteOriginally posted by calculator01 Quote
Wildlife... or neighbors
LOL!
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The K-01 lens photo looks different than the 40XS to me. Anyone else see it as different? And a new DA50/1.8 that looks incredibly like the DA35/2.4

Let' see:

2 Cameras - K-01 and WG-2
1 645 Lens
4 K-Mount lenses - 40XS, 50/1.8, 560/5.6 + what I think is another pancake lens
Tethering for the 645
A Q - to - K adapter

did I miss anything

Seriously, does this look like the 40XS?


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Seriously, does this look like the 40XS?
No. But it does look like a lens that will only work with the K-01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The K-01 lens photo looks different than the 40XS to me. Anyone else see it as different? And a new DA50/1.8 that looks incredibly like the DA35/2.4

Let' see:

2 Cameras - K-01 and WG-2
1 645 Lens
4 K-Mount lenses - 40XS, 50/1.8, 560/5.6 + what I think is another pancake lens
Tethering for the 645
A Q - to - K adapter

did I miss anything

Seriously, does this look like the 40XS?
You missed the Q lenses and the Q -> K-mount adapter

2 lenses for the K-01

3 Interchangeable lenses for Q mount digital camera

Model name (tentative): TELEPHOTO ZOOM

Telephoto zoom lens (high-performance-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
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 Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
Eye-catching “body mount 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: to be announced later


Super-thin interchangeable lens especially designed for PENTAX K-01
Market launch: to be decided

5 Lens adapter
Model name: Adapter Q for K mount lens


Lens adapter for mounting a K mount lens onto a Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera body
Built-in shutter unit; manual-focus operation only
Market launch scheduled for spring 2012
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I'm betting it will be a very fast 28mm (f1.8) for k-01 only.
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very interested in the 560! hoping it will cost only around USD$2k *fingers crossed*
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I want a cheap and sharp superzoom!
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Looking at the picture of the k-01 lens: If the idea is to use the room in the empty mirror box for the rear elements of the lens it might actually lead to a compact package. The Sony Nex has shown that a small body with large lenses is not exactly pocketable either.
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Do u think the new Len for K01 can work with the qk mount adapter?
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