Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Lens for 645D MF Camera

Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Lens

The new Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lens is designed for Pentax’s 645D medium format camera.  The 90mm lens offers an equivalent focal length of 71mm compared to a standard full frame camera.

The macro capabilities of this new lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.5x. The D FA 90mm lens features Pentax’s new HD coating for higher light transmittance and reduced reflection.  Additionally, the lens offers built-in Shake Reduction for up to 3.5 stops of compensation.

The Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR will retail for $4499.95.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Pentax 645D Gets $1200 Price Drop

Pentax 645D

The 40MP medium format Pentax 645D recently got a price drop from $9,995 to $8,795, which puts it even closer to the high-end 35mm DSLR range (see, e.g., Canon 1D X at $6,800 and Nikon D4 at $6,000).

Some retailers have already updated their list pricing to reflect the price drop (Adorama), while others have not (B&H Photo).  Expect the pricing to go into effect at all Pentax retailers soon.

Pentax 645D (40MP MF Camera) Coming to US in 2010

Pentax 645D

You may recall the Pentax 645D announcement from earlier this year.  As it stood at that time, the 40MP medium format camera was set to only be available in Japan.

Well, that seems to have changed with apparent word from Pentax USA President Ned Bunnell that the Pentax 645D will, in fact, be available later this year in the US. [Read more...]