Pentax will use the CP+ show in Japan to show a series of lenses and accessories it has in development, including a 50mm F1.8 for the K mount and a thin lens for the recently launched K-01. There are also super-telephoto lenses for the K mount, three additional lenses for the Q camera and a 90mm F2.8 for the 645D, many of which the company says will be available before the end of the year.

Even if there's nothing that particularly catches your eye on the list, we think it's a positive sign that the newly combined Pentax Ricoh is making its committment to all its systems so explicit.


Press Release:

PENTAX to Exhibit 7 Reference Products at CP+ 2012 Camera and Imaging Show

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of seven reference products — interchangeable lenses and camera accessories currently under development — at CP+ 2012, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. This annual event will be held from February 9th to 12th at the PACIFIC YOKOHAMA convention center in Japan.

Reference Products

1 Interchangeable lens for medium-format digital SLR camera

   Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-D FA645 90mm F2.8

  • Unifocal medium-telephoto lens for use with the PENTAX 645D
  • Focal length ideal for portraiture and high-quality image reproduction with beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus) effect
  • Market launch scheduled for 2012

2 Interchangeable lenses for K mount digital cameras

   Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 560mm F5.6

  • Unifocal super-telephoto lens for use with K mount interchangeable-lens digital cameras
  • Sharp, well-defined images — particularly with distant subjects — thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes
  • Market launch scheduled for 2012

   Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 50mm F1.8

  • Unifocal standard lens for use with K mount interchangeable-lens digital cameras
  • Maximum aperture of F1.8 for high-quality images with a superb rendition of depth and natural bokeh (out-of-focus) effect
  • Market launch scheduled for 2012

3 Interchangeable lenses for Q mount digital camera

   Model name (tentative): TELEPHOTO ZOOM

  • Telephoto zoom lens (high-performance-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
  • Exceptional image rendition for sharp, high-contrast images, even at the edges of the image field, thanks to the state-of-the-art optical design
  • Market launch scheduled for 2012

   Model name (tentative): MOUNT CAP LENS

  • Unifocal standard lens (unique-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
  • Eye-catching “body mount cap” design, along with a toy-camera-like visual effect
  • Market launch scheduled for 2012

4 Interchangeable K-mount lens for the PENTAX K-01

   Model name: to be announced later

  • Super-thin interchangeable lens especially designed for PENTAX K-01
  • Market launch: to be decided

5 Lens adapter

   Model name: Adapter Q for K mount lens

  • Lens adapter for mounting a K mount lens onto a Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera body
  • Built-in shutter unit; manual-focus operation only
  • Market launch scheduled for spring 2012

Notes:
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.