New Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap Shows New 70-200mm Lens Coming Soon

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Pentax posted a new K-mount lens line up that shows a roadmap for upcoming lenses with a spot for a new 70-200mm zoom lens. Presumably, this would be a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, which is currently not covered in Pentax’s digital lens lineup. Of course, the DA 50-135mm f/2.8 ED lens covers this gap because all of Pentax’s DSLRs are APS-C camera.

Stretching the logic a bit further forces us to wonder whether or not a 70-200mm lens in the roadmap means that a Pentax full frame camera might finally make its way to market.

[via Photo Rumors]

Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens Announced

Pentax HD DA 55-300mm ED WR Lens with Hood

Alongside the new Pentax K-3, Ricoh also announced the new Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens. The new telephoto zoom features Pentax’s multi-layer High Definition (HD) coating and a weather sealed construction.

The Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens should be available in November for $449.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]