Pentax D FA★ 85mm F1.4 on the Horizon

Upcoming wide-aperture portrait lens

By PF Staff in CP+ 2017 on Feb 23, 2017

Ricoh Imaging has revealed that the previously-roadmapped full-frame "wide-aperture short telephoto lens" will in fact be a Pentax D FA★ 85mm F1.4— a classic focal length for portrait photography.

This high-performance prime lens will be launched as part of Pentax's star lens series, which only includes lenses with the best optical performance.  Further details about the lens are currently unknown.

The new full-frame lens roadmap, on display at the CP+ 2017 show, reflects the D FA★ 85mm F1.4.  The roadmap also includes the D FA★ 50mm F1.4, which is on display at the show as a prototype.

2017 Pentax Full-Frame Lens Roadmap (Click to enlarge)

We wouldn't be surprised if both of these lenses saw a market launch by the end of 2017.

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