Pentax’s New Zoom Lenses Are for a Full Frame Camera

Pentax 70-200mm f2.8

It seems that a Pentax full frame camera is finally on the horizon and slated to be released this year according to Pentax Forums. And part of the proof is in the company’s latest releases with their brand new 70-200mm f2.8 and their Pentax HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW Lens. Both lenses are K mount and are designed for a full frame camera of some sort–which means that Pentax has indeed been working on creating new zoom options in addition to updating many of their primes to have the company’s branded HD coatings.

More tech specs are after the jump along with images and pricing.

Pentax HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

Pentax 70-200mm f2.8

Check B&H Photo and Adorama for current pricing, but it is going for $2,299.95

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 200mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 105 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 34.5° – 12.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94′ (1.2 m)
Magnification 0.13x
Elements/Groups 19/16
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable – rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.60 x 7.99″ (91.5 x 203 mm)
Weight 3.86 lb (1755 g)

Pentax HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW Lens

Pentax HD PENTAX D FA 150-450mm f:4.5-5.6 DC AW Lens

Check B&H Photo and Adorama for pricing, but the current pricing is $2,499.95.

Performance
Focal Length 150 – 450mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 225 – 675 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 27
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 16.5° – 5.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 6.56′ (2 m)
Magnification 0.22x
Elements/Groups 18/14
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable – rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.74 x 9.51″ (95 x 241.5 mm)
Weight 4.41 lb (2 kg)