Ricoh Announces 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens for Upcoming Pentax Full Frame DSLR

Ricoh announced a new full frame zoom lens – Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens for the upcoming Pentax full frame DSLR camera. The US price of the lens is $1,299.95 (available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama). And this new Pentax lens will be released on October 20th, 2015. I have to say this new Pentax lens is completely identical to the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD lens.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • K Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical & Three ED Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion Aspherical Element
  • HD Lens Coating
  • Supersonic Direct-Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Quick-Shift Focus, Zoom Lock Lever
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length24–70 mm
Lens mountPentax KAF3
Aperture
Maximum apertureF2.8
Aperture ringNo
Optics
Special elements / coatingsHD Coating
Focus
AutofocusYes
Motor typeUltrasonic
Full time manualUnknown
Physical
SealingYes
Hood suppliedYes

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