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Pentax Lens Roadmap 2020

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Ricoh updates Pentax Lens Roadmap 2020. Ricoh has given more details on the flagship APS-C DSLR, as well as giving an updated lens roadmap, showing two additional lenses.

The two new Pentax lenses are the D FA 21mm Limited, DA 16-50mm F2.8. The company also revealed more details for the D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens.

You can see the updated Pentax Lens Roadmap 2020 with the two lenses introduced in the presentation.

Updated lens roadmap May 2020

There’s also an updated lens roadmap, with two additional lenses in addition to the ones mentioned above:

  • Large Aperture Wide-angle Single Focus Lens (APS-C/FF)
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens (APS-C/FF)

The new HD Pentax-D FA 21mm Limited (tentative name) has a completely different design compared to the previous Pentax 21mm Limited lens, and the new lens is designed for use with both APS-C and Full-Frame cameras. The lens features a built-in DC motor and is weather resistant.

The 16-50mm f/2.8 lens is designed for APS-C cameras, and is weather sealed, and features a “pulse motor” and a redesigned optical construction, to give quiet operation. The lens is due to be launched in the first half of 2021. The lens updates the current 16-50mm f/2.8 lens, and is said to give improved image quality.

Pentax also said that whilst their focus currently is on FF, high-quality lenses, which are quite large, they plan on working on lower cost, more compact lenses in the future.