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Published 11/09/12

Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses

An exclusive accessory for the PENTAX Q to capture dramatic super-telephoto images

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PENTAX RICOH IMAGING UK LTD is pleased to announce the launch of the Adapter Q for K-mount lenses. This lens mount adapter makes it possible to use PENTAX K-mount lenses on the PENTAX Q series cameras.

The new mount adapter allows the full range of K-mount lenses to be used on the

PENTAX Q series cameras. This range consists of 215 lenses and ranging from fish-eye to uni-focal wide-angle to telephoto zoom lenses. The adapter allows the photographer to take full advantage of a wide variety of perspectives and visual effects with quick, effortless lens changes. In addition, it gives the user the opportunity to capture a microscopic world usually impossible to view with the naked eye.

The new mount adapter will extend the focal length of the PENTAX Q series by approximately 5.5-times in the 35mm format. As a result, the smc PENTAX-DA 300mm F4 EDIF SDM telephoto lens will produce the same image as a 1650mm super-telephoto lens in the 35mm format. The adapter allows the user to take effortless photography of distant scenery, wildlife and celestial bodies using a compact, light digital imaging system.


A mechanical shutter has also been incorporated into the adapter to prevent rolling shutter distortion. This occurs when there is camera shake caused by photographing fast-moving subjects and/or by using a super-telephoto lens resulting in distorted images of the subject.

Major Features

  • Manual aperture control possible
  • Tripod bracket optional available to stabilise the camera system
  • Camera shake is automatically compensated for with any lens, simply by inputting the focal length of the mounted lens to the PENTAX Q series

Other Features

  • Size - 68mm d 37mm l
  • Weight - 145g
  • Shutter speed 1/1000&65374;30 sec
  • Five shutter blades

The camera's firmware must be updated to the latest version in order to properly use this product with the PENTAX Q series.
Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice.

The PENTAX Adapter Q will be available from early October. RRP 249.99.

Only manual focusing is available with K-mount lenses.
As of June 15, 2012


1st Published 11 September 2012 10:56
last update 11/10/2018 11:39:05



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