Pentax: 3 New Lenses Soon, Plus 1 DSLR


At the recently concluded Photokina 2006, Pentax showed prototypes of three new interchangeable digital SLR camera lenses and a medium-format digital SLR camera which are all currently under development.

The lenses, which are exclusively for Pentax DSLR cameras will be available next year. These are: the smc Pentax-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL [IF] wide-angle zoom lens, the smc Pentax-DA 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] telephoto zoom lens, and the smc Pentax-DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] super telephoto zoom lens.

The company also showed a prototype of the 18-megapixel Pentax 645D medium format DSLR camera. It will use interchangeable lenses with the 645AF mount.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.