New Pentax lenses - 50mm F1.4 and a 11-18mm F2.8 - expected in 2018

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Ricoh Pentax announces two new High Performance Star-Series lenses - A  50mm F1.4 and a 11-18mm F2.8.      HD-Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD-Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8.

Price is not known at this time 

  • HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
    • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of a 35mm-format full-frame image sensor
    • Newly developed ring-shaped SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) for faster, quieter AF operation
    • AW (All-Weather) construction to prevent intrusion of dust and rain and ideal for use in demanding shooting conditions
    • Minimum shooting distance of 0.4 meters
    • Note: this is an updated version of the reference product shown at CP+ 2017
    • Availability: Scheduled for the spring of 2018
  • HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8
    • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor
    • High-performance Star-series model providing excellent resolution even at open aperture
    • Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 (fixed) and an angle of view between 17mm and 27.5mm (in the 35mm format)
    • Availability: Scheduled for the summer of 2018

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