HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Lens Development Announced

Ricoh has just announced the development of “HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 85mmF1.4ED SDM AW” lens.
It is a large aperture medium telephoto single focus lens for K mount. It will start shipping in late 2020 and the price is not leaked yet.

  • Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. are pursuing the highest depiction performance in the K-mount digital single-lens camera lens series. .4ED SDM AW ”is being developed.
  • Adopting three Super ED glass, chromatic aberration is corrected well and high resolution and high contrast are realized from the opening.
  • A single aspherical lens is used to achieve high imaging performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma, and field curvature.
  • High-speed and smooth AF operation with newly developed SDM equipped with high torque ring type ultrasonic motor.
  • Adopted “AW (All Weather)” with a dust-proof and drip-proof structure that prevents water and dust from entering the lens.
  • The minimum shooting distance is 0.85m, the maximum shooting magnification is 0.12x, the filter diameter is 82mm, the electromagnetic aperture, 9 blades (circular aperture), the total length is 123.5mm, and the maximum diameter is 95mm. Release is in late 2020.
  • The initial schedule was 2019, so it seems a little late, but it seems that it will be successfully commercialized.

This lens is 123.5mm in total length for a 85mm F1.4, which is quite impressive size, but it seems that it can be expected very much for the image.

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