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New Pentax Star-series lens announced

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

The HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW is official and will be arriving this year.

Following the success of the Pentax-D FA* 50mm, which quickly became one of the brand’s most popular lenses, Pentax has announced the development of a second lens in the series. The fast-aperture 85mm will feature three extra-low dispersion glass optical elements as well as one aspherical lens.

Thanks to these features and more, Pentax assures edge-to-edge sharpness, high-contrast images and effective compensation and correction of chromatic and spherical aberration. Users can also expect a newly developed Supersonic Direct-drive Motor and a dust-proof, weather-resistant construction.

HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW specs

  • Focal length: 85mm, equivalent to 130mm in 35mm format (when attached to Pentax APS-C size DSLR cameras)
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.4
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 28.5°, 19° (when attached to Pentax APS-C size DSLR cameras)
  • Mount: KAF4
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m (2.8ft)
  • Maximum magnification: 0.12x
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Diaphragm control: electromagnetic diaphragm, fully automatic
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Maximum diameter x length: approx. 95mmx123.5mm

The lens’s launch is currently scheduled for late 2020.

For more information, please visit the Pentax website.

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