Ricoh Adds New Lenses to the K and Q Mount Cameras

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Today, Ricoh is announcing new lenses for their Pentax line of cameras (you know, because Ricoh owns Pentax now.) Customers that have bought into the K mount system will be able to enjoy the new 20-40mm f2.8-4 ED Limited WR DC lens. On their APS-C cameras, it will render a 30-62mm field of view–which is an interesting choice for many. When it launches, you’ll need to shell out $999.95 for the unit.

Q camera owners (yes they exist, and there are actually a number of them) are also getting a treat today in the form of the 08 wide zoom lens. The lens offers a super wide zoom range of 17.5-27.5mm with a Dual Aspherical design to minimize distortion. When it launches in December, you’ll be able to purchase one for $499.95.

More photos and tech specs are after the jump.

20-40mm f2.8-4 ED Limited WR DC

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Specifications

LENS MOUNT: PENTAX KAF3
FOCAL LENGTH: 20-40mm (equiv. 30.5-61.5mm)
APERTURE: f/2.8-4
MIN APERTURE: f/22-32
LENS CONSTRUCTION: 9 elements in 8 groups
ANGLE OF VIEW: 39°-70° (w/ PENTAX DSLR)
MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE: 0.9’ (0.28m)
MAX MAGNIFICATION: 0.20x
FILTER DIAMETER: 55mm
DIAPHRAGM CONTROL: Fully Automatic
NUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES: 9
APERTURE BLADES Rounded (20mm f/2.8-4   40mm f/4-5.6)
LENS APERTURE RING: n/a
TRIPOD ADAPTER: n/a
HOOD: MH-RA55 (metal hood)
OBJECTIVE CAP: O-LW65A
CASE: Soft Lens Case P70-150
MAX DIAMETER X MIN LENGTH: 2.8” x 2.7” (71.0 x 68.5mm)
WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 10 oz (283g)
NOTES:   HD Coating, SP (Super Protect) Coating, Quick-shift Focus

 

08 Wide Zoom

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Specifications

LENS MOUNT: PENTAX Q
FOCAL LENGTH (Q, Q10): 3.8-5.9mm (35mm equiv. 21-32.5mm)
FOCAL LENGTH (Q7) 3.8-5.9mm (35mm equiv. 17.5-27mm)
APERTURE: f/3.7-f/4
MIN APERTURE: f/8
LENS CONSTRUCTION: 10 elements in 8 groups
ANGLE OF VIEW (Q, Q10): 67° – 92°
ANGLE OF VIEW (Q7): 77° – 102°
MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE: 0.82’ (0.25m)
MAX MAGNIFICATION: 0.03X
FILTER DIAMETER: 49mm
DIAPHRAGM CONTROL: Fully Automatic
NUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES: n/a
LENS APERTURE RING: n/a
TRIPOD ADAPTER: n/a
HOOD: PH-RBF49 (optional)
OBJECTIVE CAP: O-LC49 (included)
CASE: n/a
MAX DIAMETER x MIN LENGTH: 2.1” x 1.5” (54 x 38mm)
WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 2.6 oz (75g)

 

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