For tomorrow: Pentax Theta 360 camera and Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens announcements

Pentax Theta 360 camera
For tomorrow's scheduled press event Ricoh will most likely announce a new 360° camera called Pentax Theta 360. Such camera was rumored last year, but the Pentax acquisition by Ricoh probably delayed the announcement. Various prototypes of similar camera were shown at Photokina (by Pentax) and during the CES show (by Ricoh). The above screenshot taken earlier today is from Ricoh/Pentax website but the page is now removed. You can still access the cached pages here. There could also be other new products that will be introduced.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f:1.4 R lens
Tomorrow Fuji will also announce their XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens that will be priced at $849.95. Here are the specs:

  • 35mm equivalent F1.4 lens
  • Fully compatible with FUJIFILM X-Mount
  • 1 lens group consisting of 3 cemented lens elements and 1 aspheric lens element
  • Built-in high-torque DC coreless motor
  • Seven round-edged aperture blades, which offer 22 stops in 1/3 EV steps
  • Lens elements treated with Fujifilm’s multilayer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)
  • Weight: 10.6oz
  • Length: 2.84”
  • will be available in October 2013 for $849.95
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