On display will be the smc PENTAX-DAĞlenses, smc PENTAX-DA 35mm macro lens, a dedicated auto flash and Pentax's medium format 645 Digital with interchangable lens.
22nd February, 2007: Pentax will be exhibiting its soon to be release products at this year's PMA. The products, all currently under development, are planned for release later in 2007. PMA is America's largest annual photographic merchandise trade show, running from 8th to 11th March in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The smc PENTAX DAĞ lenses on display boast a supersonic motor which delivers smoother and, quieter auto-focusing, enabling wildlife enthusiasts to capture once in a life time shots without disturbing their subjects. The introduction of this range has increased the choice of Pentax lenses available to digital SLR photographers, which are suitable for every circumstance from portraits, to landscapes, action or wildlife photography.
Key products on display will be the high performance smc PENTAX-DAĞ (DA Star), interchangeable zoom lens range that includes the:
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 200mm
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 300mm
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 60-250mm
Compact and lightweight interchangeable macro lens, the PENTAX-DA 35mm
The lenses will join the PENTAX-DAĞ 16-50mm and smc PENTAX-DAĞ 50-135mm, which are the first models in the range that launched today. Its new range of high-end digital SLR products further demonstrates Pentax's renewed investment in the professional photography market.
Pentax's medium-format digital SLR camera the 645 Digital will also be on display together with a medium format interchangeable lens that has been exclusively developed for use with the camera.
Overview of products on display
1. Product type: Three interchangeable lenses for exclusive use with PENTAX
digital SLR cameras
These top of the range lenses are being developed as part of the Star-series lens range, which provide superior performance and technological excellence. The lenses also include the advanced SDM system that ensures smooth, quiet auto focusing operation using the supersonic motor installed in the lens body.
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 200mm F2.8ED[IF]SDM
A uni-focal super-telephoto lens, with an angle of view equivalent to a 306mm lens in the 35mm format Market launch scheduled for September 2007
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 300mm F4ED[IF]SDM
A uni-focal super-telephoto lens, with an angle of view equivalent to a 460mm
lens in the 35mm format
Market launch scheduled for September 2007
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 60~250mm F4ED[IF]SDM
A super-telephoto zoom lens, with an angle-of-view coverage equivalent to a
92mm-383mm zoom lens in the 35mm format
Market launch scheduled for December 2007
Compact, lightweight interchangeable macro lens for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras
smc PENTAX-DAĞ 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
The first macro lens of this high-quality lens series, offering outstanding
Contrast and clarity
Offering an angle of view equivalent to a 53.5mm lens in a 35mm format camera it is ideal for normal applications as a standard lens
Launch date: TBA
3. Lens-interchangeable medium-format digital SLR camera PENTAX 645 Digital
* Extra-large CCD image sensor developed by Kodak with 31.6 total megapixels
* Compatibility with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses
1 Two storage-media slots for SD memory card and a CompactFlash card
2 Release schedule to be announced
4. Product type: Interchangeable standard lens for exclusive use with PENTAX
medium-format digital SLR camera
smc PENTAX-D FA645 55mm F2.8
A standard lens designed exclusively to be used with the PENTAX 645 Digital
Advanced optical design and optimised for digital photography with all properties of lens element groups, including curvature and lens coating,
In addition the lens can be used with existing PENTAX 645-series medium-format SLR film cameras
Market launch schedule to be announced at a later date (will available at the same time as the PENTAX 645 Digital camera body)
5. Product type: Dedicated auto flash PENTAX AF200FG
Compact clip-on-type auto flash unit with a guide number of 20 (at ISO
Launch date: TBA
Model names, designs, specifications and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Prices of these products will be announced at a later date.