DPNow news editorial on new Dynax/Maxxum 5D
Release Issued by Konica Minolta:
Development of Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D) Interchangeable Lens for SLR Cameras of the Dynax Series
Konica Minolta has developed the Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D) *interchangeable lens for SLR cameras of the Dynax Series. An overview of the lens is given below. Timing of this lens is planned for Spring 2006.
The Konica Minolta AF 35mm f1.4G (D) was developed as the successor model of the Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G lens that has been well respected amongst users for the beautiful defocused effect rendered around the aperture. This lens was developed as an interchangeable lens for the Dynax Series and delivers high resolution performance using a newly designed optical system, as well as enabling a high level of flash metering owing to a distance encoder within the lens.
This lens continues the expansion of the DT Lens Series wide focal range that have been optimised for the APS-C format, and is adding to its line-up of lenses that can also be used with 135 mm format SLRs.
Konica Minolta will continue to expand its line-up of lenses for digital and 35mm SLR cameras by developing new supporting lenses with features expected and found only on Konica Minolta products such as the G and STF Lenses whose wide diameter bring superior photographic capture to users.
Wide F1.4 bright high-performance wide-angle lens
High picture quality across the entire focal range
Built-in distance encoder (distance information provided internally by lens). Highly accurate ADI flash metering** when used with Dynax/Maxxum digital SLR cameras and other Dynax/Maxxum 35mm SLR body.
Adopts the well respected circular aperture of the Konica Minolta AF 35mmF1.4G.
Inherits the beautiful defocused effect particularly at distances at between open aperture and 2 f-stops narrower.
**ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering:
Konica Minolta will continue to further upgrade the Dynax/Maxxum system by developing interchangeable lenses, in order meet user needs.
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