Pentax Germany Releases New Details on Upcoming Lenses

Pentax Forums found a recent news post from Pentax Germany: who outed the specs on new lenses hinted at in their roadmap. According to the Google Translation in English, three new K mount lenses are coming in the form of the SMC Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6, SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8, 25mm F4, and SMC Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8. The former is a serious birding and spy lens, while the 50mm f1.8 is the quintessential portrait lens for all their APS-C sensor cameras like their popular K-5, the recently announced K-01, and this monster. The latter is a new lens for their 645D and shared image samples from, which we had hands on with a long time ago.

Plus, details on a new telephoto lens for the Q system have been spread; but info is very lacking. They’ve also announced that users of the 645D can finally tether to their computers as they shoot, and some new tough cameras.

For convenience, the translated press release has been copy and pasted after the jump.

At the CP +, the most important photo and imaging trade fair in Asia PENTAX presents a true explosion of new products.

The PENTAX RICOH GERMANY IMAGING GmbH is pleased in this way an overview of the new products in 2012 to give.

In part, still a prototype and some very concrete terms, the innovations, the PENTAX between the 9th presenting to 12 February in the Pacific Convention Center, the public.

The interchangeable lenses for different camera systems are certainly just as the image transmitter software for the 645D, meet with much interest.

We hereby give you an overview of the products exhibited at the fair:

Pentax smc DA 645 25 mm / 4.0
NEW RELEASE No, but suitable only as a DA lens
First delivery in April 2012 probably

Pentax smc D FA 645 90mm / 2.8
Lightweight telephoto lens, ideal for portraits with a special Bokeh
Market introduction in 2012

Pentax smc DA 560mm / 5.6
Expected long telephoto lens for K mount for sports and nature photography
Market introduction in 2012

Pentax smc DA 50 mm / 1.8 Bright lens with telephoto lens for low-K bayonet launch in 2012

PENTAX interchangeable lens for K-01
Focal length and launch is still open. Especially the slim design for K-01

PENTAX interchangeable lens system for Q
Telephoto zoom lens with excellent performance, focal length is not known
Market introduction in 2012

PENTAX interchangeable lens system for Q
Especially in thin lens (cover design), focal length is not known
Market introduction in 2012

Q adapter for Pentax K-mount adapter for conventional lenses on the Pentax K Q. With integrated shutter unit. Only manual focusing possible
Launch in spring 2012

Change of model name and design are reserved.

In particular, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax Image software for the transmitter 645D.

Following features, the software that is offered as an option on CD-ROM:

• Images can be directly stored in a file on the PC. At the same storage on SD Memory Card is available in the camera.
• The shutter can be operated via the PC
• Available in Japanese and English
• Launch of Spring 2012