Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 13:17:49 +0900
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From: Hiro 
Subject: PENTAX 645N announced

Hi Folks, 

  Today Pentax has announced new Auto-Focus 645 model 
"PENTAX 645N" and new AF lenses (FA645).
and for lenses:

Below is quick info as I don't have enough time now to give you 
full translation. I think I (or somebody else) can do it later.

Best Regards,


P.S. I might put some strange English here, please correct it.
	Auto-Focus (3-point AF/ Spot-AF)
	Metering (Divisional/ Center-weighted/ Spot)
	Winder (2 fps)
	Bracketting (proper/under/over +/- 1/3EV, 2/3EV, 1EV)
	Data recording on film (Counter, Mode, Shutter speed, Aperture, 
                                Exposure compensation, Metering mode,
                                Focul length of lens, etc)
	Memory lock (= Exposure lock)
	Dial/Lever operation
	Interechangeable finder screen (4 types available)
	LCD display in the finder
	Custom setting (8 types available at Pentax Service)
Price:  300,000 Yen
Sales starts: 6 Dec. 1997

FA645 lenses:
	SMC PENTAX FA645   75mmF2.8         60,000 Yen
	SMC PENTAX FA645   45mmF2.8         97,000 Yen
	SMC PENTAX FA*645 300mmF4 ED[IF]   460,000 Yen
	SMC PENTAX FA645  400mmF5.6 ED[IF] 260,000 Yen
	SMC PENTAX FA645 Zoom 45`85mmF4.5 220,000 Yen