Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Five new Pentax DA lenses: three primes and two zooms

Pentax has announced five new lenses to go with the new Pentax K20D DSLR, and the new Pentax K200D DSLR. Two of the lenses are DA * SDM, one is a limited DA prime, and two of them are zoom zooms! Let's meet them!


PENTAX DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited

  • 35mm equivalent: 52.5mm
  • one-to-one magnification
  • high-grade aluminum construction of the lens barrel, hood, and cap
  • Price: $600 (April 2008)


    PENTAX DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM
  • weather resistant and dust resistant
  • 35mm equivalent: 300mm
  • Price: $1100 (March 2008)


    PENTAX DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
  • weather resistant and dust resistant
  • 35mm equivalent: 450mm
  • Price: $1300 (May 2008)


    PENTAX DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
  • 35mm equivalent: 82.5mm to 450mm
  • Has an ED element (pills not included)
  • Price: $400 (May 2008)


    PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II
  • 35mm equivalent: 27mm to 82.5mm
  • Will be the kit lens that goes with the new Pentax K200D
  • Not sure if/when it will be available as a stand-alone
  • Price: $200 (March 2008)


    Web coverage
  • Press release at Imaging Insider
  • Detailed lens coverage at the OK 1000 Pentax blog
  • dpreview
  • Let's Go Digital
  • DC Resource
  • Digital Camera Info

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