Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced

Ricoh officially announced the new Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens for for K-mount. The US price is $1,399.95. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of August 2021.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit. Continue reading “Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced”

Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Coming Soon

According to latest reports that the new Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens has just been added to overseas retailers. Here are the leaked images of the upcoming Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit.

via Nokishita

Ricoh Updates HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9, 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lenses

Ricoh officially announced three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses for PENTAX K-mount DSLR cameras. These lenses are the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited lensHD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited lens and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited lens.

Three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses are now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in April 2021.

Pre-orders:

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $1,049.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens: $599.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $799.95 at B&HAdorama.

Continue reading “Ricoh Updates HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9, 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lenses”

Three HD PENTAX-FA Limited Lenses & New Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 Camera Coming Soon

Three HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses and a new Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera to be announced soon. Ricoh will soon announce three new HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses and a new Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera.

Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera that will be announced at CP+ 2021 and will start shipping in late April. The new Mark II J Limited was described to have a “black & gold viridian scarlet rouge LX75 metallic”.

Additional pictures of the upcoming HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses (will be available in black and silver): Continue reading “Three HD PENTAX-FA Limited Lenses & New Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 Camera Coming Soon”

HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has officially announced the launch of the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW lens. The 85mm f/1.4 is the second fixed focus lens in the new generation Pentax Star family.

The US price is $1899.95 and shipping will start in mid-June 2020. You can check the available at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

“The Star series is the top of the range for PENTAX lenses, so when developing the new generation, Pentax conducted an extensive review of its in-house standards, demanding the highest performance, even for use with future PENTAX DSLRs, which are expected to deliver even higher image quality and better performance than current models.”, say Pentax. Continue reading “HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced”

Development Announcement of Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens

RICOH IMAGING has announced the development of the second new generation of HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mmF1.4 SDM AW lens. This is a new-generation high-performance Star-series lens which is known for the perfect image quality. This lens is scheduled to be released in late 2020.

Pentax say the lens series has the following credentials:

  • Best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.
  • Large aperture with particularly expressive images.
  • High build quality, durable materials for longevity and easy handling

“After the release of the PENTAX-D FA* 50mm, it quickly became one of the most popular lenses for use with the PENTAX 35mm system. Since then, many PENTAX photographers have requested additional lenses to extend the range of prime lenses. Based on this, it is with great pleasure that we announce the development of another high-performance lens in this series. With the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW, we continue to pursue particularly high image quality without compromise.”, comment Pentax.

Pentax say that the lens should be available from late 2020, and no pricing has been announced as yet.

Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens key features:

  • By incorporating three Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements, it effectively compensates chromatic aberrations and produces brilliant, high-contrast images even from open aperture.
  • Adopts one aspherical lens and achieves high delineation performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature.
  • High speed and smooth operation with newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring-type ultrasonic motor.
  • Developing as an AW (All Weather model) this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior.