Where is the"Pentax" AF RC 1.4x teleconverter that's on the Pentax roadmap for 2013?

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hikenhi Regular Member • Posts: 498
Where is the"Pentax" AF RC 1.4x teleconverter that's on the Pentax roadmap for 2013?

Anyone have a clue on when the "Pentax" AF RC 1.4x teleconverter is coming out? I see it on the roadmap and have got a cheesy reply from Pentax as follows:

Thank you for contacting RICOH.

RICOH does show an AF RC 1.4x teleconverter on the lens development roadmap (http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/files/pdf/lens_roadmap.pdf) but we have not received any more information about this or when it might be available.

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Go figure, this is why I use Nikon for my professional needs and have to settle for a company like Pentax that keeps getting tossed around like a hot potato for my APS-C needs.  Because I'm invested and have exactly what I need for use it for, I guess I have to just wait.  It would be nice to have a Pentax teleconverter that works with the Pentax glass and K-5 that I use when I go backpacking and climbing.  I'll probably just end up selling all of my Pentax gear when Nikon produces the D610 and resolves the issues that the D600 had much like the tungsten autofocus issue that the K-5 "has."

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