Pentax has added a new wide angle lens to its 645 medium format line. The new Pentax DA645 28-45mm f/4.5ED AW SR lens is the first ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the Pentax digital medium format line. [Read more…]
Hasselblad has launched a new 50MP back with a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor size for its legacy V System medium format cameras. The CFV-50c is the new CMOS version of its existing CFV-50 CCD digital back, which also weighs in at 50MP.
The CMOS sensor provides improved noise control and sensitivity with a max ISO 6400, as well as higher frame rates than the previous CCD version. [Read more…]
Ricoh Imaging has officially unveiled the Pentax 645Z medium format camera featuring a 51.4MP CMOS sensor. The camera gets a boost in speed with up to 3 fps still image capture and a very high sensitivity up to ISO 204,800. Additionally, the Pentax 645Z captures 1080p HD video at 30p/24p, becoming the first medium format camera to do so. [Read more…]
Ricoh has posted a teaser countdown for what appears to be an upcoming Pentax medium format camera release. Ricoh previously released some info and product shots of a new Pentax 645D model that would feature a CMOS sensor (something that is a trend in medium format cameras so far this year). [Read more…]