Ricoh Imaging Enhances K-Mount Lens Lineup with Debut of Rear Converter
Autofocus Functionality and Weather-Sealing Maintained with HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
DENVER, CO, February 5, 2014 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
(Ricoh Imaging) is pleased to announce the release of the HD PENTAX DA
AF 1.4X AW rear converter. Measuring only 20 millimeters in length, the
compact, lightweight HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter closes the
gap between the photographer and subject, enhancing the versatility of
their telephoto lenses by extending the focal length by 40%.
Optimized for Ricoh Imaging's acclaimed lineup of PENTAX K-mount lenses,
the HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter is the ideal product for the
photographer that requires the additional flexibility accompanied by
added focal length. Additionally, the HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear
converter has been engineered to maintain the autofocus (AF)
functionality while working seamlessly with both camera-driven as well
as lens-driven AF systems.
"The introduction of the HD PENTAX rear converter exemplifies our
commitment to providing photographers with useful products and
accessories that enable them to execute their creative vision,” said Jim
Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging. “The rear converter
makes good on that promise by giving photographers the extra focal
length they need to realize the image."
Composed of four elements in three groups, the HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW
rear converter features superior optics and incorporates the
PENTAX-developed HD coating. This high-grade, multi-layer coating is
designed to minimize reflectance inside the converter while optimizing
light transmittance letting the user capture crisp, high-contrast images
free of flare and ghosting, even under adverse backlit conditions.
Finally, thanks to its three airtight seals, photographers can combine
Ricoh Imaging’s lineup of PENTAX weather-resistant, dustproof DSLRs and
lenses to assemble a dependable digital imaging system that performs
superbly even under harsh outdoor conditions
Pricing and Availability
The HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter will be available at
retailers nationwide and online in March 2014 for a price of $599.95.