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October 29, 2014 18:00 ET

Ricoh Announces the HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens

Photography News: Ricoh Adds the HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC Versatile, Weather-Resistant Zoom Lens to Its Pentax K-Mount Lineup, Offering a 24.5-130mm-Equivalent Focal Length to Benefit Working in a Wide Variety of Shooting Situations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 29, 2014) - B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of the HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens, a versatile and weather-resistant zoom lens that provides wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for K-mount DSLR cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalence of 24.5-130mm enables shooting in tight quarters, extends to be a portrait-length lens, and will even serve to bring distant subjects close for effective wildlife, concert, and sports shooting.

High Definition lens coating and ED lens elements provide sharp and color-accurate imaging, while a DC autofocus motor and Quick Shift Focus System enable fast and precise focus in both auto and manual modes. Super Protect coatings on the external lenses, as well as weather sealing and its adaptable zoom range, make this a day-to-day workhorse for Pentax K-mount shooters.

Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Product Highlights
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1089881-REG/pentax_21387_hd_pentax_da_16_85mm.html

  • Pentax K Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24.5-130mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • HD and SP Lens Coatings
  • Quick-Shift Focus Control
  • DC Autofocus Motor
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

This new Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens features the PENTAX-exclusive HD coating which delivers sharp, clear images reducing the occurrence of flare and ghosting, even under challenging lighting conditions such as backlight. Its weather-resistant construction with 11 seals makes it remarkably dependable, preventing water from getting into the lens interior. This durable design allows photographers to remain confident in its abilities under demanding outdoor conditions including rain and snow. It consists of 16 optical elements in 12 groups and features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical element to effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations, and aspherical optical elements to minimize color bleeding.

Read all about the Ricoh HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1089881-REG/pentax_21387_hd_pentax_da_16_85mm.html

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