HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 And Pentax KP Custom Shown

Pentax 85mm Da Star 1000
 

Pentax are showing two reference products, under development, at CP+ 2019, Japan. 

The HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 lens has been on the Pentax lens roadmap for a while now, and Pentax has released further details on the new lens, including the picture above. The lens is designed for full-frame coverage, and has been developed as a "new-generation star lens" with "drastically reviewed internal standards", which Pentax say is needed in order to "respond to future camera performance improvements." 

Does this mean that Pentax are working on a new, higher resolution, full-frame Pentax DSLR, to update the Pentax K-1 Mark II

Release date, and pricing information is not yet known, but will be released at a later date. 

 

Pentax is also showing a new Pentax KP Custom edition, with a wooden grip, new top plate design, and a "special coated mount". When the camera will be available, and how much it will cost has not been revealed. 

Pentax Kp Custom 1000px

From Pentax: TOKYO, February 26, 2019 - RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of two reference products -- Interchangeable lens and Limited model of digital SLR currently under development -- at CP + 2019 , one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging show in Asia. This annual event will be held from February 28 to March 3 at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA convention center in Japan.

 

Interchangeable lens for PENTAX K mount digital SLR cameras

Model name: HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mmF1.4 (tentative name)

  • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of a 35mm-format full-frame image sensor
  • This lens was developed as a "new-generation star lens", which drastically reviewed internal standards in order to respond to future camera performance improvements
  • Market launch: Not decided

 

PENTAX K mount digital SLR cameras

Model name: PENTAX KP Custom (tentative name)

  • Special customized model of PENTAX KP
  • Adopted special coated mount, wooden grip, original top cover
  • Market launch: Not decided

 

Notes: Model name, design, and specification and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Price will be announced at later date.

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