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02-05-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Ricoh Imaging Enhances K-Mount Lens Lineup with Debut of Rear Converter Autofocus Fun

News update from the official Pentax website:

DENVER, CO, February 5, 2014 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter. Measuring only 20 millimeters in length, the compact, lightweight HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter closes the gap between the photographer and subject, enhancing the versatility of their telephoto lenses by extending the focal length by 40%....

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02-05-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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This will come in handy.
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I notice in the press release that the FA lenses are not listed as compatible, but the two DFA lenses are. It is also a bit disappointing that they will not update the firmware of older cameras like the K10d to work with the converter and other new products. However, it is exciting to see the this converter finally get off the road map and into the line up!

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Rear Converter Autofocus Fun.

great to see it's WR. Won't work with my FA Limited though
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But will it be better than the AF1.7? and 600 bucks for 4 pieces of glass is a bit pricey

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