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Monday, September 10, 2012

Pentax Debuts 90mm Macro Lens

Medium-telephoto lens designed for 645D SLR medium format camera

Dustproof, weather-resistant construction
Part of the AW (All Weather) series, this lens features a dependable dustproof and weather-resistant construction with 11 special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of dust and water into the lens interior. By mounting it on a PENTAX 645D camera body, the user is assured of a durable, reliable imaging system that performs superbly in demanding outdoor conditions such as rain, mist, or in locations prone to water splashes or spray.

New exterior design signifying HD series
While inheriting traditional design features of PENTAX medium-format lenses, such as a twill-patterned focus ring and metal rings, this lens features a red anodized ring on the front of the focus ring to signify the new HD PENTAX lens series and enhance its exclusive appearance.

Other features:
• Quick-Shift Focus system for instant switching to manual focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera's AF system
• SP (Super Protect) coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease and to allow dust and stains to be easily wiped from the front lens element.
• Rounded diaphragm blades deliver precise control while producing a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources

For details on the complete line-up of PENTAX lenses, visit: http://pentaximaging.com/camera-lenses/about.

Pricing & Availability
Availability of the HD PENTAX D FA 645 MACRO 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lens is TBD. It has a suggested retail price of $4,499.95.

PENTAX is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready digital cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of adventurous consumers and businesses. With new headquarters in Denver, Colorado, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. effective October 1, 2011. Additional details may be found here: www.pentaximaging.com/news


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