During Photokina, Ricoh Imaging France posted in response to a comment on its Facebook page that development of a Pentax full frame camera was in development. Additionally, Ricoh showed off a pair of full frame lenses at its booth during Photokina.
The two lenses appear to be something close to 70-200mm f/2.8 and 100-400mm f/4-5.6 lenses, which matches their respective descriptions as a “large diameter telephoto zoom lens” and a “high magnification super-telephoto zoom lens” and matches the lens zoom ranges shown in the K-Mount line-up.
See the Ricoh France Facebook leak below.
Translated, these messages read:
The full frame [camera] is under development right now! We will keep you posted on this page!
Great news that will delight those who expected a full frame PENTAX [camera]: product development has been launched!
For even further confirmation of the full frame camera progress, Ricoh confirmed to Photography Blog in an interview that a Pentax full frame DSLR is officially in development.
I’m sure that are plenty of Pentax users who have been waiting far too long to hear this news. We’ll keep you posted with the latest on this development.
[via Photo Rumors]