Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Official On Sales Dates of the Pentax Q Kits, Lenses and Accessories

See the latest Pentax announcement at their Japanese home-site:-

http://www.pentax.jp/japan/news/announce/20110709.html

(Google English Translation Here)

The release time table for the different Q things are copied and pasted as below:-

製品名 Product name 発売日 Release Date 価格 Price
PENTAX Qレンズキット Lens Kit PENTAX Q
(01 STANDARD PRIME付) (With 01 STANDARD PRIME)
2011年8月31日 August 31, 2011 オープン価格 Open price
PENTAX-03 FISH-EYE PENTAX-03 FISH-EYE
PENTAX-04 TOY LENS WIDE PENTAX-04 TOY LENS WIDE
PENTAX-05 TOY LENS TELEPHOTO PENTAX-05 TOY LENS TELEPHOTO
外付け光学ファインダー O-VF1 O-VF1 External Optical Viewfinder
PENTAX-100 PLフィルター PENTAX-100 PL Filter
MH-RA40.5 MH-RA40.5
(PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME専用フード) (PENTAX-exclusive hood 01 STANDARD PRIME)
専用カメラケース O-CC115 Camera case O-CC115-only
PENTAX Qダブルレンズキット Double Lens Kit PENTAX Q
(01 STANDARD PRIME、02 STANDARD ZOOM付) (01 STANDARD PRIME, with 02 STANDARD ZOOM)
2011年9月中旬 Mid September 2011
PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM
PH-SBA40.5 PH-SBA40.5
(PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM専用フード) (PENTAX-exclusive hood 02 STANDARD ZOOM


So, we shall not see the Q until the last day of August and they will only appear at the streets of Japan by that time. If you just want dual lens kit or the standard Q zoom lens alone, you have to wait till mid-September. As for the prices, they are "opened" ones, so they are not totally fixed and could still be varied. But of course, Pentax has already set the price ranges for those actually.

After all, I just wonder, why Pentax/Hoya announced the Q so early, if they only manage to deliver the goods as early (actually late) as that, even at their home country, i.e., more than two months after their official product announcement, worldwide.

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