Whereas some info leaked earlier this week, Pentax has at this time formally introduced the provision of three lenses for Ok-mount cameras: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Restricted, 43mm f/1.9 Restricted, and 77mm f/1.8 Restricted. All three lenses can be found in black or silver.
Pentax describes the 31mm f/1.8 Restricted as a light-weight, versatile wide-angle lens providing sharp imaging efficiency with “pure perspective” and excessive distinction.
The 43mm f/1.9 is described as an ultra-compact lens with excessive distinction, high-resolution optics that’s suited to all kinds of on a regular basis makes use of like mountain climbing or journey. It incorporates a distinctive design component: a mount pointer fabricated from a Shippoyaki ware, which permits the person to mount the lens to a digital camera physique “as effortlessly as different Restricted Lens-series fashions.”
Pentax says the 77mm f/1.8 is a lens particularly designed for portrait images.
All three lenses have the qualities of HD FA Restricted Lenses together with what Pentax describes as an “excellent description of texture,” superb copy of gradation within the highlights, nice element copy, and natural-looking bokeh results due to a rounded diaphragm. Most significantly, they’re sharp and promise photographs freed from ghosting and flaring even below backlit circumstances.
The lenses are coated with Pentax’s HD coating, which the corporate says guarantee larger mild transmittance and decrease reflectance when in comparison with typical multi-layered coatings. On prime of all this, Pentax says the Restricted Lens sequence is visually distinctive by design and was made with a premium look in thoughts.
“Whereas inheriting the design idea of the Restricted Lens sequence, these lenses have been designed via a sequence of mechanical and numerical evaluations, in addition to human evaluation of test-shooting samples, to ship a picture rendition unmatched by different fashions. The barrel, hood and cap are all fabricated from high-grade aluminum, meticulously machined for a horny look and delightful texture,” the corporate writes.
Whereas Ricoh/Pentax has lifted the veil on these three lenses, the corporate has not confirmed any of the rumors across the reported recolors of the Ok-1 Mark II.
The lenses are set to be accessible in April. The HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Restricted Lens will retail for $1,050, the HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Restricted Lens will value $600, and the HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Restricted Lens will retail for $800.