Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pentax announces 3 new lenses : 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM, HD 560mm F5.6 ED AW and HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR

The company just added three new lenses on the chart.

The 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 offers a 15x superzoom covering a 27.5-414mm equivalent range and is based around the company's SDM 'supersonic AF' motor. It will cost around $800 (approx RM2400).

The 560mm F5.6 becomes the first Pentax lens to be given its 'HD' coating which, the company says, denotes high performance. The 859mm equivalent super-telephoto lens is environmentally sealed, to match the performance of the company's higher-end DSLRs. It will cost around $7000 (approx RM21,000).

The HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AR SR, an image-stabilized 71mm-equivalent macro lens for its 645D medium-format DSLR. The lens offers maximum magnification of 0.5x, when focused at its 41cm (1.36") minimum focusing distance. It features the company's HD and nano-scale Aero Bright coatings to maximise light transmission while reducing internal reflection. It will cost around $4,499.95. (approx RM13,500).