New Pentax full frame DSLR camera teaser

Pentax full frame DSLR camera
An updated Pentax full frame DSLR camera teaser was published today:

Optimize the imaging power of the distinctive FA Limited-series lenses

One of the benefits offered by the PENTAX 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera is that your favorite lenses, which many of you have used since the days of film photography, can be used at their actual focal lengths. This benefit applies to the high-grade FA Limited-series lenses. Favored by many PENTAX camera users, you can take advantages of the imaging power of these popular lenses in digital photography much as for film photography. I would like to familiarize you with some sample images captured by three FA Limited-series lenses.

The smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited has outstanding image-forming power and delivers high-contrast images. It offers a distinctive image description that accurately reproduces the ambience of the scene being shot. Captured by this wide-angle lens, Image 1 clearly depicts fine details even in the shadows.

Next is the smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited. This compact unifocal standard lens has an angle of view and perspective similar to that of the human eye. Image 2 shows fine sharpness, rich gradation and a truthful sense of depth, all of which are distinctive characteristics of this particular lens.

Finally, the smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited excels in contrast and resolution. Captured by this telephoto lens, Image 3 faithfully recreates the ambience of this particular scene with its high-contrast rendition and subtle bokeh (defocus) effect.

Image 1: This image offers well-depicted details, even in areas of shadow. • Lens used: smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited • Image data: shutter speed: 1/320 sec., aperture: F5.6, ISO: 200
Image 1: This image offers well-depicted details, even in areas of shadow.
• Lens used: smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited
• Image data: shutter speed: 1/320 sec., aperture: F5.6, ISO: 200
Image 2: This image has excellent sharpness and rich gradation, with a truthful sense of depth. • Lens used: smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited • Image data: shutter speed: 1/1000 sec., aperture: F2.8, ISO: 100
Image 2: This image has excellent sharpness and rich gradation, with a truthful sense of depth.
• Lens used: smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
• Image data: shutter speed: 1/1000 sec., aperture: F2.8, ISO: 100
Image 3: This image faithfully recreates the ambience of the scene with its high-contrast rendition and subtle bokeh effect. • Lens used: HD PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited • Image data: shutter speed: 1/320 sec., aperture: F8, ISO 100
Image 3: This image faithfully recreates the ambience of the scene with its high-contrast rendition and subtle bokeh effect.
• Lens used: smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
• Image data: shutter speed: 1/320 sec., aperture: F8, ISO 100
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  • sickheadache

    Interesting. I will have to test the Pentax.

    • TinusVerdino

      Their will probably be Pentax versions of the new Tamron 35&45mm 1.8 primes

      • Kunzite

        We don’t know that.

        • TinusVerdino

          But it wouldn’t surprise us either

          • Mato

            I’d say the body makes no sense without modern lenses, such as the Sigma Art or Tamron SP 35/45. I fear the old Limiteds (31/43/77) will not be good enough for a 36MP sensor even though I really wish they were (the 43 in particular).

          • Kunzite

            I’m not sure, especially given how the Tamrons would conflict with two of the Limiteds.
            I don’t expect Ricoh Imaging to push this rebadging thing too far; OTOH I don’t know much about their lens R&D and production capacities.
            I guess we’ll have more information at CP+ (a new lens roadmap?), then some leaks about their immediate plans.

  • TinusVerdino

    • Lens used: HD PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited (I wonder how fast they will correct that.)

    • Glorfindelrb

      I suspect it to be deliberate and that would be less of a surprise than K-mount Tamron SP lenses.

    • Mistral75

      It’s a mistake / typo in the English version. The Japanese version states “使用レンズ:smc PENTAX-FA 77mmF1.8 Limited、

      • I updated my post.

      • TinusVerdino

        How would they make a mistake, when they got it right in the text it was translated from? curious mistake when you ask me.

  • Kunzite

    All right, they covered a bit about heritage, backwards compatibility in general, with APS-C lenses via an optional crop mode, that some of the film-era lenses should work quite well; what’s next?
    There should be enough time for 2 or 3 more updates.

  • JasonsArgonauts

    These are quite honestly shocking pictures. They’re meant to be showcasing the abilities of a new camera and they look like they were taken by my 7 year old son. Seriously, give some ore production cameras to a bunch of decent professional photographers and see the difference. Awful. 😕

    • Kunzite

      JasonsArgonauts, it’s a challenge: you have to buy the camera and show them you can get much better results with it. 😉

      • JasonsArgonauts

        Haha! No problem at all. Well, except for the buying bit. If Pentax happen to be reading this then feel free to get in touch and send me the full kit and I’ll show the world what it can do. 😉

    • Arin Waldan

      You are quite right, I prefer myself the over saturated and toady pictures from canon or nikon adds … don’t be mad at me i’m a hopeless doomster ^^

  • Peter Patoschka

    Honestly? That are pictures that show the optical-technical capabilties of the lenses. A great Picture is a great Picture, no matter what camera or lens(even pinhole) used. But that does not say anything about the capabilities of the lens or camera, if you look at those pictures you have fine details everywhere and IMHO they are straight out of camera without any fill-light or whatsoever Photoshop-Trickery. it is only about the lenses capabilites and if you take a closer look and think a bit, those pictures are optimal for letting you know what you can do with them. You just have to really look. And i also want to say: Why would i ever in the World want to stick Sigma lenses on the Pentax body if not for cheapness or focal length? Original Pentax Lenses with their own optical formula are really excellent. Some consortium of crazies in asia at Pentax even ported the formula of the 43mm 1.9 to Leica-M mount!! And i swear in Asia they sold like f.. hotcake… You will not find 1 not even 1 in the world anymore on ebay!!!–> read https://www.cameraquest.com/pen4319.htm And I would rather try Tamron SP lenses before Sigma Art, which may be produced in Pentax Mount 1-2 Years after the launch of the FF. But actually i would buy PENTAX LTD lenses if i would feel in need for premium Quality

  • 24×36

    Teaser schmeazer…when’s it going to be available already?! Going to be interesting to see the content of this vs. its Nikon and Canon contemporaries, and to see where they chose to differentiate it, in particular as respects manual focus lens use.

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