Tag Archives: Pentax smc DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 lens

Ricoh officially announced the development of a new HD PENTAX-DA★16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens

Ricoh officially announced the development of a the HD PENTAX-DA★16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens for K-mount (see previous coverage of this lens): High-performance Star-series model providing excellent resolution even at open aperture PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor Large-aperture, standard-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 (fixed) […]

Posted in Pentax lenses | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Two new Pentax lenses announced: Pentax D FA 21mm Limited and Pentax HD DA* 16-50mm f/2.8

In the just-released video, Ricoh announced two new Pentax lenses for K-mount (tentative names): Pentax D FA 21mm Limited Pentax HD DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 Both lenses are rumored to be announced in 2021. More pictures of the new lenses:

Posted in Pentax lenses | Also tagged , | 3 Comments

Pentax was planning to exhibit two new lens mock-ups at the 2020 CP+ show

According to this tweet by @kamazikko (based on information from a magazine) Pentax was planning to exhibit two new lens mock-ups at the already canceled 2020 CP+ show (in addition to the new APS-C camera). The speculation is that the two new Pentax lenses are: DFA★ 85mm and DA★ 16-50mm II. Updated Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap […]

Posted in Pentax lenses | Also tagged , , | 3 Comments

Ricoh has a new patent for an improved Pentax smc DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 lens

There are already rumors that Ricoh is planning to revamp the current DA★ lenses with new motor drives and electronics and the first two lenses benefiting from this treatment will most likely be the current 16-50mm f/2.8 and 50-135mm f/2.8 models. In the case of the DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 the revamping could include some tweaks […]

Posted in Patents, Pentax lenses | Also tagged | Leave a comment