PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Massive Pentax 560mm Lens Mounted on a Tiny Pentax Q10 Compact System Camera

Posted by on Thursday October 25, 2012 | Uncategorized

Talk about head-turners! Check out this crazy rig we saw on display at the Pentax table at the PhotoPlus Expo Test Drive press preview event last night: it’s the massive HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6ED AW lens attached to the teeny tiny Pentax Q10 mirrorless compact system camera.

The K-mount-based HD PENTAX DA 560mm F5.6ED AW connects to the Q-mount-based Q10 via a special Pentax adapter ($249) released this month.

The adapter, called the Adapter Q for K-mount lenses, multiplies the focal length on the 12.4-megapixel Q10 by approximately 5.5x, turning the Pentax 560mm into an whopping 3080mm lens.

Of course this set-up will see little real world use. The Pentax 560mm lens, which retails for approximately, $7,000, is designed for wildlife and sports photography and matches more realistically with Pentax’ digital SLRs, including the recently announced 16.3MP Pentax K-5 II.

The 12.4-megapixel Q10, which uses a small 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) CMOS image sensor, is aimed at consumers and is priced at $600.




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