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| p.5 #5 · Official: Pentax 645Z Medium Format priced at $8,499 |
Ricoh states 645 FA lenses are currently in production:
"DE: No, there's three current lenses that you're manufacturing, right? For the 645? Are there more lenses for the 645D?
Ricoh: We do have more than three lenses.
DE: Oh, there are? That's interesting - when I looked at the Imaging site, I thought I only saw three listed.
Ricoh: The lenses for the 645 - the lens available after the 645D was announced, yes, there are three since then. But we do have a long history of 645 analog cameras. Those lenses also are attachable.
DE: Are you still manufacturing those lenses?
Ricoh: Yes, we are. Of course, when we launched the 645D, we did a precise test to determine if those analog lenses could be used also for the digital, and according to our tests, it should be no problem.
DE: I'll have to check again, but I think I went to the Ricoh Imaging site, and they had a list of all the lenses, but I only saw three 645s at the very bottom, but maybe - could be that they're not imported to the U.S. maybe? I can ask the U.S. people about that.
Ricoh: (chuckles) We'll have them upload all the lenses. Thank you."