Revealed Jan 30, 2019
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Ricoh has introduced a pair of Pentax Okay-mount lenses: the HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 and HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW.

The complete-frame 35mm F2 is predicated on the smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL from the movie period and options HD and SP coatings, with the previous decreasing reflections and the latter repelling water from the entrance component. The lens has six components in 5 teams and a six-blade aperture. It is remarkably compact, regardless of having each an aperture ring and distance scale, and weighs in at simply 193 grams. The lens will probably be accessible in February for £399.

The PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW was launched approach again within the Fall of 2017 and was speculated to ship the next summer season. After a little bit of a delay, this APS-C lens is lastly learn to ship subsequent month. The weather-resistant 11-18mm F2.8, equal to 16.5-27mm when mounted on an APS-C physique, has 16 components, a nine-blade aperture and an HD coating. There’s additionally a clamp to lock focus at a desired level and the ‘means to accommodate the addition of a dew heating strip to forestall condensation with out affecting focus-ring operation.’ The lens will probably be priced at £1399.

Pentax-FA 35mm F2 official pattern pictures

Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight official pattern pictures

Press Releases:

HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2

A single-focus, wide-angle lens to be used with Okay-mount digital SLR cameras, that includes newest lens coatings to additional improve picture high quality

London, 30 January 2019 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. are happy to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-FA 35mmF2. Regardless of its compact dimensions, this high-performance wide-angle lens covers the full-frame picture circle of PENTAX Okay-mount digital SLR cameras.

This new lens is predicated on the smc PENTAX-FA 35mmF2 AL — a very fashionable multi-purpose, wide-angle lens used on film-format SLR cameras and is launched following an intensive evaluation of lens coatings. The high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating utilized to the optical components produces high-contrast photographs with edge-to-edge sharpness, freed from flare and ghost photographs. While, the extremely stain-repellent SP Coating utilized to the entrance floor improves the lens’ usability open air. The redesigned exterior matches the design of newest PENTAX Okay-mount digital SLR fashions, whereas its compact, moveable physique makes it excellent for on a regular basis use.

Value & Availability

HD PENTAX-FA35mmF2 ‐ RRP: £399.99
Accessible: February 2019

HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW

An ultra-wide-angle, Star-series zoom lens to be used with Okay-mount digital SLR cameras, with a big F2.Eight aperture over your complete zoom vary offering distinctive optical efficiency

LONDON, 30 January, 2019 -RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. are happy to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW. This high-performance, ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens options a big F2.Eight most aperture over your complete zoom vary to ship distinctive optical efficiency.

The HD PENTAX-DA*11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW ultra-wide-angle zoom lens is the most recent mannequin within the new-generation Star
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sequence — a lens that gives distinctive picture high quality to have the ability to accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the longer term. It delivers high-resolution, high-contrast photographs with out blurring on the edges, and ensures wonderful imaging efficiency in high-grade digital images. With the introduction of this lens, the top quality, high-performance Star sequence now supplies a large angle-of-view protection —from ultra-wide angle to telephoto compact fashions that includes a big F2.Eight most aperture, completely designed to be used with PENTAX APS-C-format digital SLR cameras.

Along with an excellent dustproof, weather-resistant development, the lens supplies a Focus Clamp Mechanism to lock focus on the desired point of interest. It additionally supplies helpful options to enhance efficiency and dependability in difficult out of doors situations. These embody an area particularly designed for holding a heating system to forestall condensation, and a metallic body construction, which extra successfully transmits the warmth of the system to the lens. These drastically enhance the lens’ operability when capturing in out of doors conditions together with star-lit skies.

Value & Availability

HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.Eight ED DC AW Lens

RRP: £1,399.99
Accessible: February 2019

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