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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 »

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