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.
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
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