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Pentax news 2015

Pentax news 2015

Latest update: 23/04/2015

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Introduction

Pentax is perhaps currently the fourth or fifth biggest camera brand in the world. It was founded in 1919. Most digital Pentax cameras today have an Aps-c sensor size but interestingly Pentax has medium format camera (Pentax 645D) as well. Pentax also has a mirrorless system (Pentax Q mount). All current Pentax cameras use Sony sensors.

Pentax camera comparison table

Pentax dslr comparison table

HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR

pentax news
Pentax build up lenses for the coming new FF camera. The newest candidate is the Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

Pentax K-3 II camera is coming

Pentax announced the new Pentax K-3 II camera. The flagship Tipa awarded camera has the same 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor without AA filter, has an in built sensor shift stabilizer which claimed 4.5 stops gain, and has environmental sealing as well.

There is no built in flash in the Pentax K-3 II, but there is in the original version. The LCD is fixed as before, the af system and the viewfinder is the same.

The camera now can make 4 images in order to spare the demosaic algorithm which degrade image quality. Pentax calls it pixel shift resolution system.

What is new is the GPS and a function which compensate the Earth turning with sensor shift in long exposure sky photography.

The camera has 2 Sd card slots.

Pentax HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC lens is coming AW lens is coming

A new bright telephoto portrait lens is coming for Pentax mount. The price of the lens is 2300 USD. The lens has a quick shift focus system. The lens has a DC autofocus motor. A tripod ring is included in the lens kit.

Pentax HD DA 150-450mm f/4,5-5,6 DC AW

A new telephoto zoom lens is coming for Pentax K mount. This will be a very well equipped lens, the 450mm focal length is very interesting. The lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm, extra low dispersion elements, focus preset modes and range limiter. The lens has a Full frame format (? ??). The price of the lens is 2500 USD, the ship time is not yet available.

Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 ED DC WR

New lens coming for Pentax Dslrs. There are also rumors about two additional telephoto zoom lens, one in the super telephoto range.

Pentax megazoom camera is coming Pentax XG-1

The new cameras has a mammoth 24-1248mm f/2.8-5.6 lens, 200k dot electronic viewfinder, 460k dot Lcd screen. The camera has a burst rate of 10fps, and can capture HD videos at 30fps frame rate. The camera has a sensor shift in camera image stabilization. The camera has a high frame rate shooting option at 60fps and 30fps speed.

Pentax KS-1 camera is coming

The Pentax KS-1 Dslr camera is definitely coming. The Pentax K-S1 is an entry level offering, with the usual in built stabilizer, 20Mp sensor, with an option to choose between high resolution or moire suppression. The price of the new camera is app. 800 dollar. The design is little extra, and the camera can be bought in different colors.

Pentax KS-1 camera specifications:

-20MP resolution APS-C CMOS Sensor
ISO Speeds up to 51200
-Max shooting speed is 1/6000 s
Exposure Compensation: +- 5EV
-In-camera Shake Reduction (stabilizer) Mechanism
-3.0″ 921k-Dot TFT LCD Monitor
-PRIME M II Image Processor
-SAFOX IXi+ 11-Point AF Sensor
-Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
-LED Indicator Lights on Grip
-AA Filter Simulator
-In camera HDR
-Lens: smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
-Eye-fi memory card compatibility
-Available in different colors

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens is available for Pentax

The excellent Sigma 18-35mm lens is available for Pentax. See my review on below link.
Sigma 18-35 f1.8 review

Pentax 1.4x teleconverter – Pentax news

Pentax announced the first Pentax 1.4x teleconverter as they call rear converter. The converter is autofocusing with Pentax lenses with f/4 brightness or brighter. The camera firmware must be updated before using the converter. Seems third party lenses are not supported with this converter.
Pentax 1.4x teleconverter

Pentax 645D II medium format camera – Pentax news

New medium format Pentax 645D II dsrl camera is coming in Spring 2014. See more about the new medium format Dsrl at the link below.
Pentax 645 D II

Pentax digital dsrl camera bodies to date – Pentax news

Pentax ist D
Pentax ist DL
Pentax ist DL2
Pentax ist DS
Pentax ist DS2
Pentax K-m
Pentax K-r
Pentax K-x
Pentax K-3
Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-7
Pentax K10D
Pentax K20D
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-50k
Pentax K100D
Pentax K100D super
Pentax K110D
PentaX K200D
Pentax K-500
Pentax X-5

Pentax Q mount mirrorless cameras – Pentax news

Pentax Q
Pentax Q7
Pentax Q10

Pentax K-01 mirrorless cameras

Pentax K-01

Pentax Q mount mirrorless lenses – Pentax news

Pentax 3.2mm f/5.6 Fish Eye
Pentax 3.8-5.9mm f/3.7-4
Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5
Pentax 6.3mm f/7.1 Toy Lense
Pentax mount shield 11.5mm f/9
Pentax 15-45mm f/2.8
Pentax 18mm f/8 Toy Lense

Pentax K01 mount mirrorless lenses – Pentax news

Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 XS

Pentax dsrl K-mount lenses – Pentax news
Pentax dsrl K-mount prime lenses – Pentax news

Pentax SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF)
Pentax HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited
Pentax HD DA 21mm f/3.2
Pentax smc P FA 31mm f/1.8
Pentax Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA AL
Pentax HD DA 35mm f/2.8 macro
Pentax 35mm f/2 SMCP-FA AL
Pentax 35mm DA L f/2.4 AL Lens
Pentax HD DA 40mm f/2.8
Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9
Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4
Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens
Pentax SMC P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 macro
Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8
Pentax 55mm f/1.4 DA SDM
Pentax HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens
Pentax Telephoto SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited
Pentax smc Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro
Pentax SMCP-DA 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax SMCP-DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW

Pentax dsrl K-mount zoom lenses – Pentax news

Pentax Zoom Fisheye to Super Wide-Angle SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR
Pentax SMCP-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF)
Pentax SMCP-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens
Pentax SMC DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
Pentax HD DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR
Pentax SMCP-DA 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax SMC DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR
Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax Zoom Telephoto 60-250mm f/4 ED DA* SDM

Other lenses for Pentax mount – Pentax news

Sigma, Tamron and Samyang also produces lenses for Pentax mount.

Tamron lenses for Pentax mount – Pentax news

-Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD aspherical (IF)
-Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD aspherical (IF)
-Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di
-Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD aspherical (IF)
-Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro
-Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF)
-Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro
-Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
-Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro for Pentax K-mount.

Sigma has plenty of lenses for Pentax K-mount:

-Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye
-Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
-Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
-Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
-Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 D EX DC HSM Lens
-Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
-Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM
-Sigma 20mm f/1.8 (D) EX Aspherical DG DF RF
-Sigma 24mm f/1.8 (D) EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Af
-Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II
-Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Lens
-Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – this is a very good lens
-Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM AF
-Sigma 28mm f/1.8 (D) EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Autofocus Lens
-Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
-Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM this is a very good one
Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM (not yet)
-Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF
-Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro
-Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
-Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
-Sigma 105mm macro
-Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro
-Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
-Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM
-Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC HSM Lens
-Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Lens
-Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM
-Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
-Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro
-Sigma 300mm f/2.8 Ex Dg AF
-Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
-Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO
-Sigma 500mm f/4.5 Ex Dg APO

Samyang lenses for Pentax mount- Pentax news

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fish Eye
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 aspherical
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UNC
Samyang 16 f/2 ED AS UNC CS
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UNC
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UNC

Other Pentax products

Pentax was founded in 1919. Pentax is currently owned by Ricoh. Pentax also makes CCTV cameras, telescopes and other products.

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