Pentax D FA* 85mm F1.4 Available for Pre-order

Latest ultra high-performance prime lens

By PF Staff in Product Updates on Jun 3, 2020

After a pre-announcement back in March and many years of teasers, the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW ultra high-performance portrait lens has finally been officially announced and is available for pre-order.  The lens is expected to ship in the US in early July at a launch price of approximatey $1899.

By pre-ordering you'll be able to reserve one of the first units to become available, and you'll also support the forum, which entitles you to a free one-year forum account upgrade.

Given the precedent for image quality set by the D FA* 50mm F1.4, our expectations for this new 85mm are very high.  It seems that Pentax is stopping at nothing to deliver optical perfection—amid an ever more competitive camera market.  We look forward to bringing you our in-depth review shortly after the lens starts shipping.

Learn more about this lens in the CP+ product update video shared by the Pentax development team just a few weeks ago.

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