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01-25-2014, 05:35 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Image of HD Pentax 1.4x Teleconverter

Someone in another thread has posted a picture of what looks to be the long awaited 1.4x teleconverter. It appears to have screw drive and SDM contacts. It also has the AW designation.


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/236075-tele...ml#post2661032

It looks like a legitimate PR shot to me.

01-25-2014, 06:04 AM   #2
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HD DA 1.4X AW AF Rear Convertor

AW: All Weather???

can't really tell if there is a ring around the edges made of rubber.

looks the piece anyway ^^

bugger just went through the posts from the site.
and the HD does seem not to be on the same level as the rest of the text...

If it's a fake, it's a nice fake, somebody went through a lot of work to present this ^^

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01-25-2014, 06:16 AM   #3
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Good news indeed !
But still DA...
01-25-2014, 06:35 AM   #4
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I also like asahi mans comment in the dpr tread:
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Yes,it is the current product picture of the fullframe converter.

Maybe I will check it with DA*300,DA 560 and a Telezoom in 2 Weeks


Wouldn't it be great if the converter had a o-ring on the lens mount surface? It would make all old lenses semi-WR.

01-25-2014, 06:55 AM   #5
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The image was first posted here.

I wouldn't bother with the "it's fake, pixels don't match" nonsense.
01-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #6
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I just sold my Kenko 1.5x and something that actualy works perfectly would be nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The image was first posted here.

I wouldn't bother with the "it's fake, pixels don't match" nonsense.
of course, after all the TC rumor is almost as old as the FF one. I just hope that they get it on the shelves before my next birding trip ^^
01-25-2014, 07:50 AM   #8
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Looks great.

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All those acronyms certainly sound nice (HD, AF.. AW!). Hope its not a hoax, its been a long time since a TC was first promised

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Looks awesome, but I don't think it would have an O-ring on the lens side. If it did, it would be difficult for AW lenses to seat their own O-rings to the mount.
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I will buy this as soon as it is released. But I won't hold my breath for a release date. It will likely be expensive.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Someone in the DPR forum has posted a picture of what looks to be the long awaited 1.4x teleconverter. It appears to have screw drive and SDM contacts. It also has the AW designation.

HD DA 1.4X TC photo: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

It looks like a legitimate PR shot to me.
Based on the fact that the entire Pentax World want to buy one ( that works with SDM) ....is it not good commercial sense from Pentax/Ricoh to supply demand ...and make a killing at the same time ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by DDoram Quote
I will buy this as soon as it is released. But I won't hold my breath for a release date. It will likely be expensive.

Dake
expecting it between 300-500€ based on other TC on the market for Canikon.

QuoteOriginally posted by The_Coach Quote
Based on the fact that the entire Pentax World want to buy one ( that works with SDM) ....is it not good commercial sense from Pentax/Ricoh to supply demand
it is ! it's a complete nonsense that Pentax didn't make it earlier ! a lot of money to milk from this !!
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I'm expecting it to be $600, the nikon is $500 or so.
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Me too. Not lower than USD500.
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