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Hi guys ........ a new lens for the K mount:

Model name: HD PENTAX-D FA85mmF1.4 SDM AW
Launch date: Scheduled to be launched in late, 2020
  • By incorporating three Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements, it effectively compensates chromatic aberrations and produces brilliant, high-contrast images even from open aperture.
  • Adopts one aspherical lens and achieves high delineation performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature.
  • High speed and smooth operation with newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring type ultrasonic motor
  • Developing as an AW (All Weather model) this lens features a dependable dust-proof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior.

One of the most waited for lenses in the Pentax lineup!
Nice; but it would be nicer when they'll actually announce it (with market availability date and so on).
I'm sure Tokina will give the green light to announce it soon.
I was expecting you to do what you do best. Hoped it won't happen, but expecting it.

Tokina? Too busy rebadging second tier Chinese stuff:
Rebadging Pentax was probably too much for them.
Out in less than a couple of weeks. Price in the €2k range. I picked up the DFA* 70-200/2.8 to go with my DFA*50/1.4 over the weekend so will sit out the first batch and get one of the 2nd batch Wink
Fun times to be a Pentaxian.
(03-27-2020, 11:04 PM)Klaus Wrote: [ -> ]https://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/hd-pe...f1.4sdm-aw

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Pentax-D FA* 85 f/1.4

Update - release June 26th, Weight of lens = 1255g, so a bit of glass in that beautiful body. Preorders start on 27th or 28th May. Looking at €2100

Twitter - Nokishita
The official full announcement has happened. The cost is $1899.

Have to admit the lens looks mighty fine to these eyes. Like one of these glamour beauties - you'll never even walk with one in your life but still nice to look at. Smile
Luckily for me, I'll get to walk with one in my life.

Special site for the 85 is up too!

DFA*85/1.4 Special Site
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