Ricoh Announces Two New K-Mount Lenses
Ricoh announced two new K- Mount lenses, namely HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 and HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW. The two lenses can be used in any K-mount cameras which are mostly used by Pentax.
The 35mm F2 is a compact lens. It claims to have a high-performance and being a wide-angle lens, covers the full-frame image circle of PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. The new 35mm is said to have been based on the smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL. The PENTAX-FA 35mm was a very popular lens for photographers when they shot in film cameras. The new lens boasts of a high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating that is applied to the optical elements. It is said to produce high-contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness, free of flare and ghosting. A highly stain-repellent SP Coating is also said to have been applied to the front surface. This improves the lens’ usability outdoors. The design of the new lens is reminiscent of the older model and looks almost alike.
The second lens, which is a high-performance, ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens delivers exceptional optical performance, according to claims made by Ricoh. The lens features a constant 2.8 aperture through every focal length and is a part of the new-generation Star series of lenses from the company. Being a member of the high performance lens series, the company claims that this lens will provide high-resolution, high-contrast images without blurring at the edges.
According to Ricoh, the lens provides a Focus Clamp Mechanism to lock focus at the desired focal point. It also is said to have outstanding dustproof and weather-resistant construction. Ricoh also claims to have built the lens keeping the adverse weather conditions in mind. One of the features that accommodate adverse weather condition shooting is a space specifically designed for holding a heating device to prevent condensation. The lens also has a metallic frame structure, which more effectively transmits the heat of the device to the lens.
The price of the HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens is £1,399.99 and the HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 will retail for £399.99.