Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW lens, which is the first PENTAX macro lens to feature All Weather (AW) dustproof, weather-resistant construction. Incorporating a new optical design developed using the latest optical design technologies, the lens optimizes image resolution and contrast, even at open aperture, and delivers clear high-quality images, the company said.
When mounted on a dustproof, weather-resistant PENTAX DSLR camera body, the HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW lens performs in demanding shooting conditions such as snow, mist, rain, or in locations prone to splashing or spraying water.
Despite the new optical design and AW construction, the new lens is near as compact as its predecessor (the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR), according to Pentax. It features a new exterior design and incorporates the PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System, enabling the photographer to instantly shift the focus mode from auto to manual after the subject has been captured in focus by the camera’s autofocus system.
The HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW black lens will be available in late November 2022 at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com as well as at Ricoh Imaging-authorized retail outlets for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $549.95.
In addition to the standard black model, the HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW lens will also be available in a special-edition silver model — limited to just 300 units worldwide- also available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $549.95.