Ricoh files a patent for a 200mm f/2.8 full frame lens (for Pentax K-1)

Pentax 200mm f:2.8 ED IF DC full frame lens
Ricoh has a new patent application filed in Japan for a 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC full frame lens (most likely designed for the Pentax K-1):

  • Patent publication No. 2016-51100
  • Published on April 11th, 2016
  • Filing date: September 1st, 2014
  • Focal length: 200
  • F-number: 2.8
  • Half angle of view: 6.3 °
  • Image height: 22
  • BF (back focus): 66.870
  • Overall length of the lens: 184.874

Sigma also recently filed a patent for a 200mm f/2 DG OS HSM lens.

Via Egami

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  • Imp

    but… they already have one…
    New and improved?

    • Ivanov Vano

      For better work with FF sensor 50MP+

      • Kunzite

        With the K-1, too.
        Assuming it’s one of the lenses scheduled for 2017.

    • Mistral75

      They indeed have one but the optical formula of which dates back to 1993, almost a quarter of a century ago.

    • Andy Grob

      It’s a complete new lens system,here you have the current old one.

  • Squirrel&Nuts

    Is Tamron making this new 200mm for Pentax?

    • Kunzite

      Pentax has a lens factory, in Vietnam. Pentax designed the optics. Connect the dots.

      Note, however, that not every lens patent is made into a lens.

    • Andy Grob

      Nope,this is a pure Pentax lens.
      Like 70-200 and 150-450.
      Same with a couple other lenses coming up 2017.

  • Cynog

    DC? Defocus control?

    • Kunzite

      DC = direct current motor

      • Cynog

        Ah, yes: I had forgotten about that! Thank you 🙂

        • Kunzite

          You’re welcome 🙂

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