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HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has announced the new HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW wide-angle zoom lens, available from the end of the month.

Posted: 15/07/2021 - 14:51

HD PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW

Ricoh Imaging has announced the new HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW wide-angle zoom lens, available from the 30th July, the lens is priced at £1499 / €1499, with pre-orders available from SRS Microsystems.

From Pentax: This standard zoom lens has been developed as the latest model of the new-generation Star (*) series, designed to provide improved image quality and high-speed, high-precision autofocus operation to accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the future.

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By incorporating the latest optical design technologies, the optics have been completely redesigned to assure high-resolution, high-contrast images even at open aperture. Compared with the existing smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED AL [IF] SDM launched in July of 2007, this lens delivers greatly improved imaging performance.

It also incorporates a PLM (Pulse Motor) for the first time in a large-aperture lens to assure high-speed, low-noise autofocus operation. It is even fine-tuned for greater operability in manual-focus operation. This new zoom lens allows users to fully enjoy the process of photography according to their own preferences.


Pentax HD PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Specifications

Manufacturer Pentax
General
Lens Mounts Pentax K
Lens
Focal Length 16mm - 50mm
Angle of View No Data
Max Aperture f/2.8
Min Aperture No Data
Filter Size No Data
Stabilised No
35mm equivalent 24mm - 75mm
Internal focusing Yes
Maximum magnification 0.24x
Focusing
Min Focus 30cm
Construction
Blades 9
Elements 16
Groups 10
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 712g
Height No Data

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Posted 15/07/2021 - 21:34 Link
It's a bit expensive compared to the previous model.
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Posted 24/07/2021 - 23:53 Link
From Pentax:
"high-precision autofocus operation to accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the future"
I wonder what they are planning for the future, doubtful it will be DSLR
Edited by davidrobinson: 24/07/2021 - 23:55
mckendrick
Posted 20/11/2021 - 01:00 Link
davidrobinson wrote:
I wonder what they are planning for the future, doubtful it will be DSLR

Mirrorless..?
Bodies: MX, LX, *ist D, K-50, KP

Optics: SMC Takumar 28-80mm 3.5-4, SMC Takumar 80-200 4, SMC 200mm 2.8, SMC A28mm 2.8mm, SMC A50mm 1.4, SMC A100mm 2.8 macro, DA10-17mm 3.5-4.5 Fisheye
JanM
Posted 05/12/2021 - 18:43 Link
Being the sad owner of the previous SDM version I hope the PLM drive system is a better performer. My original version is a great lens with a less than mediocre drive.

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