RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. are pleased to announce the development of new-generation, high-performance Star-series lenses designed for the tomorrow’s super-high-megapixel, super-high-resolution digital photography. These products will be exhibited as reference products at two upcoming camera events: Photo Plus Expo 2017 to be held from October 26 to 28 in New York; SALON de la PHOTO 2017 to be held from November 9 to 13 in Paris.
To be exhibited as reference products, these lenses will become the first two models of the new-generation Star series. While retaining existing design concepts, the series underwent a drastic review of in-house standards, especially on resolving power. Because of this, these new lenses have been designed to provide excellent imaging performance when used in combination with a PENTAX digital SLR camera, making them ideal for the coming age of super-high-performance, super-high-resolution digital photography. Product data will be officially released at a later date.
Interchangeable lenses for PENTAX K-Mount DSLR cameras
Model name: HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW (tentative name)*
* An updated version of the reference product exhibited at CP+ 2017 (held from February 23 to 26, 2017, in Japan).
Interchangeable lens for PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras
Model name: HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 (tentative name)
Note: Model names, designs and specifications of the above-mentioned products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Prices will be announced at a later date.