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Ricoh To Showcase New Medium Format Camera

Ricoh has announced that it is to exhibit a new medium format camera in Yokohama, Japan.

Posted: 06/02/2014 - 15:49

645D

Pentax's current medium format camera, the 645D.

Ricoh has announced that it is to exhibit four reference products at CP+ 2014.

Taking place at the Pacifico Yokohama convention centre in Japan, CP+ is one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia.

On display will be a brand new Pentax medium format camera that will feature the latest super-high-resolution CMOS image sensor, high speed response in a variety of photographic applications and a tilting LCD monitor. It is scheduled for release in Spring 2014.

Also on display will be an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the 645 mount, featuring newly designed optics.

As well as these, a new telephoto macro lens for Q mount cameras will be on display, as well as a Pentax film duplication accessory, which will produce digital duplicates of silver-halide-film images in combination with a DSLR camera and flash unit.

Further details on all of these products are yet to be announced. 

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RussV
Posted 11/02/2014 - 17:07 Link
No one can say Ricoh aren't putting some effort in to Pentax
Posted 13/02/2014 - 23:36 Link
Thank goodness they have faith in the potential of these great cameras. It would be nice to see more adverts out there to let everyone know how very good Pentax cameras are.
Edited by davidrobinson: 13/02/2014 - 23:37
aadixon
Posted 14/02/2014 - 05:23 Link
I want these to be compatible with the old film backs, or make a digital back for the older film ones. I really want a Pentax, but with that huge draw back I'll be looking into Hasselblad.
bjolester
Posted 14/02/2014 - 08:21 Link
aadixon wrote:
I want these to be compatible with the old film backs, or make a digital back for the older film ones. I really want a Pentax, but with that huge draw back I'll be looking into Hasselblad.

You can purchase a Pentax 67 or Pentax 645 body for film, and use the lenses also on the Pentax 645Dii, ending up with a two-camera kit. The 6x7 lenses fit the Pentax 645Dii with an adapter, and are at least as good as the Hasselblad lenses, and comprise a wide range of lenses. I believe Pentax is alone in offering a good selection of tele-lenses for medium format. The SMC 67 800mm ED (IF), for example, is a superb lens for the Pentax 67 system, that can be used on the Pentax 645Dii.

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