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DP Review's News Update/Preview for the K 30 and new DA 50/1.8

Bonjour,

Just FYI for both of these new products ...

Salut, John le Frog

Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed
Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 10:00:00 PM GMT

Pentax has officially announced the K-30 weather-sealed mid-level DSLR. It's built around the same updated 16MP sensor and processor as the K-01, so should offer impressive image quality and borrows many of the features from the more expensive K-5. It can shoot continuously at up to 6 frames per second, has a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second and can capture video at 1080p30. We've had a pre-production K-30 in the office for a couple of days and have prepared a preview looking at what it offers.
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Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras
Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 10:00:00 PM GMT

Pentax has announced the DA 50mm f/1.8, an affordable telephoto prime lens for APS-C interchangeable lens cameras. The lens offers a 76.5mm equivalent field of view on the company's DSLRs or K-01 cameras. The lens is designed to look like Pentax's premium 'Limited' prime lenses but features a plastic lens mount. The lens is only 38.5mm long at its shortest, and will sell for around $249.95, making it a small and relatively inexpensive addition to a camera bag.
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