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Pentax HD-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Announced, Priced $1,399.95, Available for Pre-Order

Ricoh has just officially announced the new HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens. It is a premium wide-angle zoom for the company’s APS-C bodies, featuring ED and anomalous glass elements as well as an HD coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The lens uses a “PLM” pulse motor to drive the focus group. The minimum focus distance is 30cm, with a max magnification of 0.24x. The lens features a “quick shift” system to quickly switch between auto and manual focus.

This new lens costs $1,399.95, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has just officially announced the new HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens. It is a premium wide-angle zoom for the company’s APS-C cameras, featuring ED and anomalous glass elements as well as an HD coating to reduce flare and ghosting,  a “PLM” pulse motor to drive the focus group, the minimum focus distance of 30cm, with a max magnification of 0.24x. The lens is sealed against dust and moisture, much like the company’s DSLRs. Read More »

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $799.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version of this ultra-compact lens, which was released in 1999. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 70cm (27.6″) and a max magnification of 0.14x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring. This new lens costs $799.95, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $599.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version of this ultra-compact lens, which was released in 1997. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 45cm (17.7″) and a max magnification of 0.12x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring.  This new lens costs $599.95, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $1,049.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version which was released in 2001. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 30cm (11.8″) and a max magnification of 0.16x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring. This new lens costs $1,049.95, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Lens Sample Images

In May 2020, Pentax officially announced the new HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Lens Pentax full-frame and crop-sensor DSLR cameras. This new lens joins the FA* 50mm F1.4 as one of the latest fast-aperture lenses for the Pentax K-mount. Here are some sample images posted at DPReview. Just take a look to find out how it performs.  These photos are taken with Pentax K-1 Mark IIRead More »

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

Ricoh has just officially announced the new HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Lens. It is a fast medium telephoto prime for Pentax full-frame DSLRs, featuring three Super ED elements, a newly designed ring-type SDM motor, weather-sealed and  a Super Protect coating to resist water and oil. This new lens costs $1,899 and will start shipping in mid-June. Read More »

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