Pentax announced it has added a second lens to its 645D medium format digital camera system: a Pentax D FA 645 25mm F/4 lens which will start selling in April for $5000.
Supplies of the much talked about 40-megapixel Pentax 645D camera have been short in the United States since its launch here last year but it can be purchased from at least one overseas exporter, White Rabbit Express in Japan. The camera is priced at around $11,000.
More details about the new lens in the press release below.
PENTAX ADDS SECOND LENS FOR 645D MEDIUM FORMAT: smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW
GOLDEN, CO (February 8, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced the addition of a second lens for the 645D Medium Format digital camera. As the second model of the 645D lens series, the smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW is designed as an ultra-wide-angle lens that features PENTAX-original optics optimized for high-quality digital photography to assure exceptional image- performance as well as dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction for active outdoor photographers.
Offering a focal length of approximately 19.5mm in the 35mm format (or approximately 15.5mm when mounted on a PENTAX 645-format film SLR camera body), this new lens provides the widest perspective of all PENTAX 645 lenses. Creating visual effects unique to ultra-wide-angle lenses — such as exaggerated perspective and enhanced depth of field — this lens may be used for a wide range of subjects including spectacular landscapes and indoor shooting in confined spaces.
Priced at $4999.95 USD, the smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW lens
will become available in April 2011.