RICOH to Exhibit One Reference Product at CP+ 2018 Camera and Imaging Show

TOKYO, February 27, 2018 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. are pleased to inform the exhibition of one reference product — interchangeable lens currently under development — at CP + 2018 , one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging show in Asia. This annual event will be held from March 1 to 4 at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA convention center in Japan.

 

Overview of reference products

Interchangeable lens for PENTAX K mount digital SLR cameras

Model name: HD PENTAX-D FA50mmF1.4 SDM AW (tentative name)

  • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of a 35mm-format full-frame image sensor
    • This lens was developed as a "new-generation star lens", which drastically reviewed internal standards in order to respond to future camera performance improvements
    • A new "SDM" system equipped with a newly developed ring-shaped Supersonic Direct-drive Motor for faster, quieter AF operation

・ AW (All-Weather), a structure to prevent intrusion of dust and rain for use in demanding shooting conditions

  •   Minimum shooting distance of 0.4 meters
  • KAF4 lens mount corresponding to electromagnetic diaphragm-control mechanism
  •    Market launch: Scheduled for the spring of 2018

* We plan to set up a trial section by prototype of this reference exhibition lens at CP + (Data take-away is not possible)

DA50

 

Interchangeable lens for PENTAX K mount digital SLR cameras

Model name: HD PENTAX-DA11-18mmF2.8ED DC AW (tentative name)

  • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor
    • This lens was developed as a "new-generation star lens", which drastically reviewed internal standards in order to respond to future camera performance improvements
    • Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 (fixed) and an angle of view between 17mm and 27.5mm (in the 35mm format)

・ AW  (All-Weather), a structure to prevent intrusion of dust and rain for use in demanding shooting conditions

  • Focus clamp function that can fix the focus position at an arbitrary place
  • High-speed, high-precision AF capable DC motor
  • Filter diameter is 82 mm
  • Adopted KAF3 lens mount with many compatible cameras available
  • Market launch: Scheduled for the summer of 2018

DA11-18

Notes:
Model name, design, specification are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Price will be announced at later date.

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