smc Pentax-D FA Macro 100mmF2.8 WR

Pentax je upravo najavio novi smc Pentax-D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR objektiv otporan na sve vremenske prilike i neprilike, a namijenjen je upotrebi sa digitalnim i analognim Pentax refleksnim fotoaparatima. Radi se o visokokvalitetnom aluminijskom kućištu, a njegov vanjski dizajn je uvelike profinjeniji od postojeće Pentax D FA serije objektiva.

Kako nam i oznaka WR govori, objektiv je otporan na vremenske uvjete (Weather Resistant) te su same leće zastićene od prodora vlage. Korištenje ovog objektiva sa tijelima koja su također WR, odnosno otporna na razne vremenske neprilike dobivamo odličnu kombinaciju za fotografiranje u raznim vanjskim uvjetima, recimo po kiši, magli i slično.

Pentax-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR je prvi Pentax izmijenjivi objektiv za potpuno zaobljenjom oštricom dijafragme. Minimalna radna udaljenost od 13 cm omogućava nesmetano fotografiranje raznih plahih, ali i opasnih stvorenja kao što su insekti. Pentax-D FA Macro 100mmF2.8 WR podržava 1:1 povećanja, dakle realne veličine, također su razvili brzi sustav fokusiranja, a projekcija slike na senzoru je prilagođena i 35mm formatima filma, dakle u digitalnim razmjerima podržava i fotoaparate punog formata. Prodaja se očekuje od ovog mjeseca, dakle prosinca 2009 ili siječnja 2010 godina, a predložena cijena će biti 679,99 funti

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Pentax Press Release

PENTAX announces a new weather resistant macro lens, the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR

PENTAX U.K. announces the launch of the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR, an interchangeable macro lens designed for use with PENTAX digital and film-format SLR cameras. The new lens combines a high-quality exterior finish with PENTAX-original weather-resistant construction for demanding outdoor photography.

Main features of the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8 WR

1.  Quality exterior finish with high-grade aluminium barrel
This macro lens features a high-grade aluminium barrel, and its exterior design has been greatly refined from that of the existing D FA-series lenses, offering a more sophisticated, quality appearance. The entire mechanism of the focus ring has been reviewed and upgraded to enable flawless manual-focus operation.

2. Simplified weather-resistant construction for greater reliability outdoors
The lens features a simplified weather-resistant construction, protecting the lens barrel from moisture.  By mounting the lens on a PENTAX weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it offers greater durability and reliability when shooting in conditions such as rain or mist. The lens also features the PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating on its front surface to repel dust, water and grease and to minimise fingerprints and cosmetic spots.

3. Rounded diaphragm blade to produce a beautiful bokeh
The PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR is the first PENTAX interchangeable macro lens featuring a completely rounded diaphragm blade. This creates a natural, beautiful bokeh, while minimising the streaking effect of point light sources.

4. High-quality image description
The lens offers a focal length equivalent to 153mm in the 35mm format. Inheriting the high-performance optics of the renowned smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 lens, it delivers high-quality, true-to-life images, while minimising flare and ghost images. Its maximum magnification of life size allows the photographer to capture dramatic close-up images with great ease.

5. Other features
1)    A working distance of 13cm (in life-size applications) to facilitate the shooting of difficult subjects, such as insects
2)    The PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera?s AF system
3)    An image circle accommodating the image size of 35mm film-format cameras
4)    Compatibility with the macro adapter included in the PENTAX AF160FC Dedicated Auto Macro Flash

Price

RRP ?679.99

Availability

December/January

The smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR Specifications:

Focal Length   100mm (Equivalent to 153mm in 35mm format when used on a Pentax DSLR camera)
Aperture     F2.8
Minimum Aperture     F32
Lens Construction     9 elements in 8 groups
Angle of View   16° (with PENTAX Digital SLR body) 24.5° (with 35mm Film SLR body)
Minimum Focusing Distance     0.303m (0.99 ft.)
Maximum Magnification   1.00x
Filter Diameter 49mm
Diaphragm Control     Fully Automatic
Number of Diaphragm Blades     8
Lens Aperture Ring     None
Tripod Adapter None
Lens Hood     PH-RBE49
Lens Case     S80-120
Front Cap     O-LC49
Maximum Diameter & Minimum Length     65mm x 80.5mm (2.6 inch x 3.2 inch)
Weight 340g (12 oz.)
Furnished accessories   Hood, Case, and Lens Cap

Remarks
Simplified Weather-Resistant
Rounded Diaphragm Blade
Quick-Shift Focus System
SP (Super Protect) Coating