Ricoh introduced five new HD Pentax prime lenses designed specifically for the K-mount DSLR cameras. These new lenses include: the 15mm F4 ED AL Limited, the 21mm F3.2 AL Limited, the 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited, the 40mm F2.8 Limited and the 70mm F2.4 Limited.
The HD PENTAX DA Limited lenses have treatments of SP and HD coating, which helps reduce flare and ghosting. All five lens models have also been upgraded with completely rounded aperture diaphragms which should provide for a smooth bokeh effect.
“Ricoh Imaging continues to innovate and improve all aspects of photography,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging. “With an industry-leading 24 APS-C optimized lenses our family of K-mount DSLRs and lenses provides consumers with a system that has been fine-tuned and meticulously architected for optimal image output. And, with enhancements like HD coating, we are continuously helping consumers achieve more technically sound images.”
The lenses will be available for purchase in a choice of black or silver starting in September 2013 with the following MSRPs:
- HD PENTAX DA 40mm F2.8 Limited- $549.95
- HD PENTAX DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited- $699.95
- HD PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited- $699.95
- HD PENTAX DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited- $749.95
- HD PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited- $749.95