Pentax Unveils K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 in Four Colors for the Japanese Market

Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. have applied special colors and custom parts to the K series high-end digital single-lens reflex camera PENTAX K-1 Mark II. The company will release a special model J limited 01 equipped with the above on a made-to-order basis.

This product was developed based on the PENTAX K-1 Mark II (released in April 2018), which is the highest-end model of the K series 35mm full-size digital SLR camera. The company says “In order to deepen the attachment to the camera, which is a personal tool, we have performed high-quality, labor-intensive processing, special color painting, parts change, etc., which are impossible in mass production, and each one is made to order. It is a special model that has been commercialized as a factory custom model that is carefully assembled and delivered.”

The J limited project has various sympathize with the concept of “If there are users who enthusiastically support and love even 1%, let’s make it for those people.”

Main features of the new product J limited 01

Custom wood grip
It is equipped with an original design custom wood grip that is carved from North American walnut and has a 9-layer coating. It is a special grip hand-finished by craftsmen with the cooperation of Miroku Techno Wood Co., Ltd., which is a Miroku group with a history of 120 years and also handles wooden handles for luxury cars. Black & Gold has a beautiful hand-blown gradation in Red SP color, Viridian, Scarlet Rouge, and LX75 metallic, each body color is dyed with high-grade ink and finished in black silver that exceeds normal black. Grips are available for each.

Dimple rubber grip
Special grip parts with a dimple design are used for the exterior on both sides of the main body. In particular, the grip on the left-hand side has a shape with improved holding and grip while referring to past models, and the metal “AOCo” mark specially made for “J limited 01” is applied. It is fitted.

Body mount with Duratect gold coating
For the surface processing of the mount part, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.’s surface hardening technology “Duratect” uses Duratect Gold coating, which uses ionized titanium and gold to improve beauty and surface hardness. The fearless brilliance of elegant yellow gold using precious metal gold creates a high-quality feel that is completely different from ordinary mounts.

W top cover
A removable top cover that gives an impression different from the standard specifications when attached to the pentaprism section. The design, which is particular about the combination of faces, changes its expression greatly depending on how the light hits it, creating a unique presence. A brass “top cover A” can be layered on top of the resin “top cover B” to create a W top cover structure that allows the appearance to be changed according to the lens to be worn and the style of the day. The top cover is a type that is fixed with a special hot shoe cover carved from a metal (stainless steel alloy) block and can be easily attached and detached.

Equipped with a special shooting mode supervised by a professional photographer
Under the supervision of popular photographers Kazutoshi Yoshimura and Takukei Seo in USER mode, special mode settings “PH-mode Yoshimura” and “PH-mode T.” reproduce the camera settings when they shoot landscapes. “Seo” is registered by default.

The Pentax K-1 II J Limited 01 is available for order in Japan now, with shipping expected to begin at the end of April. The K-1 II J Limited 01 is available in black and gold, viridian, scarlet rouge and LX75 metallic colorways. Precise pricing information is unavailable at this time.

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