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Pentax to exhibit new SLR lenses at the PMA 2007

Pentax will show various "soon-to-be-released" digital SLR camera products, all currently under development, at the PMA in Las Vegas. Among these are three interchangeable lenses for exclusive use with Pentax digital SLR cameras: the smc PENTAX-DA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM, the 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM and the 60~250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM. Additionally,  the smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro lens, an angle of view equivalent to a 53.5mm lens in the 35mm; ideal for use in normal applications as a standard lens...

PRESS SUMMARY

View all Pentax interchangeable lensesPENTAX Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of its soon-to-be-released digital SLR camera products, all currently under development, at two major trade shows in the United States and Japan:

PMA 2007, to be held from March 8 to 11, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Photo Imaging Expo 2007, March 22 to 25 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo.

Overview of Upcoming Products

1) Three interchangeable lenses for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras

These lenses are being developed as top-of-the-line Star-series lenses, which provide superior performance and technological excellence, including the advanced SDM system that ensures smooth, quiet autofocusing operation using the supersonic motor installed in the lens body.

Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA* 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 tentatively scheduled for September 2007

Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA* 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 tentatively scheduled for September 2007

Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA* 60~250mm F4ED[IF]SDM

A super-telephoto zoom lens, with an angle-of-view coverage equivalent to a 92mm-to-383mm zoom lens in the 35mm format
Market launch tentatively scheduled for December 2007
   
 
2) Compact, lightweight interchangeable macro lens for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras

Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

The first macro lens of the high-quality Limited series, offering outstanding image description performance
An angle of view equivalent to a 53.5mm lens in the 35mm format; ideal for use in normal applications as a standard lens
Market launch schedule to be announced at a later date

Additional information: View all Pentax interchangeable lenses
February 22, 2007
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