Ricoh Announces Extended Service Program for PENTAX 645Z Camera

Ricoh Imaging Americas has announced the new service and support program for the Pentax 645Z Medium Format digital camera system.

The new program provides three years of extended service and support from date of purchase plus loaner camera bodies and lenses, and a dedicated toll-free support number. The Medium Format by Pentax Advantage Programme packages can be purchased at authorised Pentax dealers for $849.95 (Pentax Advantage Gold Service) and (Pentax Advantage Platinum Service).

The Pentax 645Z camera features an articulated 3.2-inch LCD, top ISO of 204,800, 3 fps continuous shooting, and 1080/60i video. See the announcement and sample images for the medium format camera. The 51.4 megapixel cold-resistant, dustproof and weather-resistant Medium Format camera with a price tag for $6,999.

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Ricoh Imaging Announces New Service and Support Program for PENTAX 645Z Camera System

Extended Warranty and Loaner Products Deliver Peace-of-Mind to Pro Photographers

NEW YORK CITY (Photo Plus Expo, Booth #1119), October 22, 2015 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Program for the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital camera system. Designed to provide professional photographers with continuous access to gear in the rare event of a camera system failure, the program provides three years of extended service and support from date of purchase plus loaner camera bodies and lenses, and a variety of value-added elements including a dedicated toll-free support number.

Current owners of PENTAX 645Z cameras purchased prior to this announcement can buy the Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Program if they register on or before November 30, 2015.

Two coverage packages are available:

PENTAX Advantage Gold Service: Covers one PENTAX 645Z body for three years from date of purchase with expedited priority service for repairs. Customers also have access to a dedicated toll-free service line, email registration and support, plus one free comprehensive cleaning and inspection for a PENTAX 645Z camera body and lens. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $849.95.

PENTAX Advantage Platinum Service: Provides all of the benefits of the Gold Service package, plus coverage for up to three PENTAX 645Z digital lenses (55mm, 28-45mm or 90mm Macro). It includes a loaner PENTAX 645Z camera body while the owner’s camera is being serviced and up to three loaner lenses, as well as an HPRC (High Performance Resin Case) with custom cutout foam inserts to accommodate PENTAX 645Z system gear. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,599.95.

“We are committed to providing the PENTAX 645Z community with unparalleled levels of service and support. We asked pro photographers how we can best serve them, and created the new Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Program with their input in mind,” said Jim Malcolm, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas. “When you are running a photography business, a broken camera or lens means schedule delays or loss of valuable income. With this program, pros can now shoot with complete confidence that they’ll have uninterrupted use of PENTAX 645Z bodies and lenses in the event of any malfunction. We’ll continue to refine our programs to better support the growing needs of our pros.”

The Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Program can be purchased now at authorized PENTAX dealers.