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Pentax To Unveil 3 New DSLR Lenses at PMA

In a press release Pentax announced its plans to exhibit 3 digital-SLR-exclusive interchangeable lenses

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In a press release Pentax announced its plans to exhibit 3 digital-SLR-exclusive interchangeable lenses at the PMA 2008 and Photo Imaging Expo 2008 that is to be held from March 19 to 22 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

The 3 lenses are still under-development and are tentatively titled smc PENTAX-DA 55mm F1.4 SDM, smc PENTAX-DA 60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM and smc PENTAX-DA 17-70mm F4 [IF] SDM. For  quick over-view of the lenses click the more link.

Product name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

  • A uni-focal moderate-telephoto lens offering a focal length equivalent to 84.5mm in the 35mm format

  • A large F1.4 maximum aperture to produce beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds

  • SDM system to assure super-quiet, extra-smooth autofocus operation

  • Marketing date to be announced later

Product name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA 60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM

  • A telephoto zoom lens covering moderate- to super-telephoto ranges, with focal lengths equivalent to 92mm to 383mm in the 35mm format

  • SDM system to assure super-quiet, extra-smooth autofocus operation

  • Scheduled to be marketed in summer 2008

2.  Standard zoom lens designed exclusively for PENTAX digital SLR cameras :

Product name ( tentative ) : smc PENTAX-DA 17-70mm F4 [IF] SDM

  • A moderate-telephoto zoom lens offering a 4.1-times zoom ratio and focal lengths equivalent to 26mm to 107mm in the 35mm format

  • SDM system to assure super-quiet, extra-smooth autofocus operation

  • Scheduled to be marketed in summer 2008

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