Pentax HD Limiteds Now Shipping
New versions of Pentax's premium compact primes are finally available!
By PF Staff in Product Updates on Oct 24, 2013
We have just gotten word from B&H Photo that the new HD Pentax-DA Limited lenses are now in stock and ready to ship! This means that we'll have the lenses in our hands as early tomorrow, so expect an in-depth review discussing their performance soon.
These new lenses are essentially face-lifted versions of the older "SMC Pentax" 15mm, 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, and 70mm primes. Here's what's been changed in the new lenses:
- HD lens coating to minimize reflectance (reduces flare, ghosting, and aberrations)
- Rounded aperture blades
- Redesigned lettering and red ring
- Readily available in both Silver and Black, at the same price
- Slight price increase: $50-$100 per lens
- HD 40mm only: now features Super Protect coating on the front element
Click here to shop Pentax HD Limiteds at B&H or read on for an overview of the lenses. Click on any thumbnail below to enlarge.
As a reminder, if you order any HD Limited lens from B&H Photo using the links above, you'll be eligible for a free forum account upgrade!
Note that the outgoing SMC Limited lenses have been discontinued and will be on clearance until stock runs out and they are fully replaced by the HD versions.