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Pentax Q-mount lenses
Mark Peters : June 23th 2011 - 20:30 CET
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PentaxNew Pentax Q-mount lenses for Pentax Q system camera : The Pentax Q digital camera features the newly developed Q-mount, with a mount diameter shortened to approximately two-thirds of that of the conventional Pentax K-mount. This was made possible by reducing the flange back (the distance from the lens mount surface to the image sensor surface) to nearly one-fifth of that of the Pentax K-mount, as well as by optimizing the size of image circle of its lenses to be proportioned to the size of the compact image sensor. The new Pentax Q-mount system also eliminates an optical finder, mirror box, focusing plate and Auto Focus sensor, making the Pentax Q body the smallest & lightest in its class.
Pentax q mount lenses

Pentax Q-mount lenses
The Pentax Q body has been made of magnesium-alloy, which gives an elegant, high-quality texture to the compact, lightweight camera body while improving its durability. Besides the introduction of the Pentax Q mirror-less camera, Pentax also introduced additional Qmount lenses. Each Pentax Q-mount lens offers outstanding value at an affordable price so users may produce a variety of distinctive, dramatic pictures. Each Q-mount lens from Pentax features manual focus operation, fixed aperture and lightweight lens mount minus a lens shutter unit to reduce size and weight.

Pentax q mount fish eye

Pentax Q-mount Fish-Eye lens
This new ultra wide angle lens from Pentax offers an extra wide 160 degree angle of view allowing photographers to create a fish-eye visual effect. The distinctive ultra wide angle characteristics produce unique, eye-catching photos with an exaggerated, distorted perspective and a pan-focus effect that captures every element in the image field in sharp focus. The Pentax Q-mount Fish-Eye lens carries a retail price of $129.95 USD.

Q mount lenses

Pentax Q-mount lenses
With optics designed specifically to retain various lens aberrations, the new Pentax Q-mount wide lens and Pentax Q-mount telephoto lenses produce subdued, nostalgic images like photos taken with a traditional toy camera. The Pentax Q-mount Toy Lens Wide is a uni-focal wide angle field of view with a focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format.

Pentax q mount telephoto

Pentax Q-mount Telephoto lens
The Pentax Q-mount Telephoto lens is a unifocal medium telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 100mm in the 35mm format. The Pentax Q-mout Wide lens carries a retail price of $79.95 USD and the Pentax Q-mount Telephoto lens is priced at $79.95 USD.

Pentax q mount accessories

Pentax Q-mount accessories
Additional accessories for the Pentax Q-mount lenses will include the Pentax 100 PL filter designed for the standard prime lens and the Pentax Q-mount standard zoom lens. The Pentax 40.5mm polarizing filter minimizes reflections on the water or glass surface, which are difficult to remove during digital processing, to assure crisp, high contrast photos. The Pentax MH-RA 40.5mm a metallic, dome-shaped lens hood for exclusive use with the Pentax 01 Standard Prime lens. The Pentax PH-SBA 40.5mm lens hood for exclusive use with the Pentax 02 Standard Zoom lens.

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Pentax Q price & availability
The new Pentax Q-mount camera system will ship in Japan. Anticipated shipping time to the United States is early Fall 2011 for around $800 USD for the standard lens kit.

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