Pentax announces body caps lens for the Q system (a la Olympus).

Pentax just “copied” Olympus idea and announce a new body cap lens for the Pentax Q system (Source: Dpreview). And the press text contains absolutely no info about the lens aperture and other useful details like price. We only know it will be released in March. Oh by the way, the Olympus body cap lens got DxOmarked and guess how good or lens ranked in the lens database? It’s the on 2872nd place :)

And let’s keep that boring level of new products announcement very low with the next official announcement….the Olympus 75-30mm II lens (Source: Dpreview).

God, what’s going on? CES and CP+ shows have almost been completely ignored by the companies and no new really exciting camera and lens has been announced. It’s the first time I see this and I am trying to figure out if that is just casual or if the economic crisis may have slowed down the product release cycle. You may know more than me???

  • spam

    CES and CP+ ignored? I haven’t counted, but there must be 20-30 or even more new models. Mostly digicams, but they are interesting to the poeple buying them and represent at least 75% of the market.

    • Nick

      But we are not really here to read about what’s interesting to the p&s crowd.

      A herd of sheep they are.



    I think one of the reasons is that after a photokina year , january and feb fairs are always less hectic because of photokina announcements . That said , there isno denying that this is a particularly FLAT beginning of the year as far as new products are concerned
    I was expecting some big news from Ricoh but even that is not likely at this time


  • Gabriel

    The Olympus body cap win the price of “Last place on the DxOMark database” :)

    • MarcoSartoriPhoto

      And it’s still funny to use it (in bright light) with b&w tones. I’m planning to use it more this Spring/Summer. It should be considered a toy lens, or a “bright pinhole”

    • Dummy00001

      > The Olympus body cap win the price of “Last place on the DxOMark database” :)

      You got it wrong. It is firmly in the “First place (*)”

      (*) If looked from the bottom. ;)

      It is THE HIGH-END of the pancake lens design!!(**)

      (**) “High” as relates to the pancakes.(***) “End” as relates to the lenses.

      (***) Maple syrup is not included.


      • admin

        lol! :)

  • Camaman

    So Oly has, what, the best and the last lens in DxO? Funny…
    I bet they are not laughing.

    I like their idea of such a lens but m43 doesn’t deserve this kind of lens so people can bad mouth the system.

    They should have made it fixed f5.6 and sharp as sharp can be! That would be something worthwhile for the system image and perception.

  • peevee

    “God, what’s going on? ”

    Photokina sucked out all the exciting stuff. ;)

  • cosinaphile

    olympus should have done better a stop faster , as high dof as mathematically possible and acceptable iq ……lst place isnt acceptable , even for a lens cap

  • Raist3d

    Admin, Pentax *did not “copy” Okympus. In fact using that logic it would be the other way around. Pentax announced the lens cap for the Q well before Olympus announced theirs

    Doesn’t matter anyway, this is not a new idea per se. Also anyobe expecting a lens cap to be high quality misses the point. This is a kind of “lens” that is not supposed to be high quality. In the case of the Q its supposed to be more pinhole like by design.

    Feb 7, 2012
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