Two New Pentax Lenses, One You Can Afford And One You Can’t

Along with the K-5 twins Pentax has also announced two new lenses. As stated in the title one is a consumer zoom which for some is affordable and the other is a high end professional telephoto lens which you most likely can’t.

The first of the two is a DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM zoom lens and the other is labeled the HD DA 560mm f5.6 ED telephoto lens. The HD label and actually has nothing to do with video (surprise!) and is actually a new lens coating. Continue reading…

Pentax Germany Releases New Details on Upcoming Lenses

Pentax Forums found a recent news post from Pentax Germany: who outed the specs on new lenses hinted at in their roadmap. According to the Google Translation in English, three new K mount lenses are coming in the form of the SMC Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6, SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8, 25mm F4, and SMC Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8. The former is a serious birding and spy lens, while the 50mm f1.8 is the quintessential portrait lens for all their APS-C sensor cameras like their popular K-5, the recently announced K-01, and this monster. The latter is a new lens for their 645D and shared image samples from, which we had hands on with a long time ago.

Plus, details on a new telephoto lens for the Q system have been spread; but info is very lacking. They’ve also announced that users of the 645D can finally tether to their computers as they shoot, and some new tough cameras.

For convenience, the translated press release has been copy and pasted after the jump.

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