Pentax announced that a large aperture fixed focus 85mm F1.4 lens may be released at the end of the year
Recently, Pentax announced that a large aperture fixed focus 85mm F1.4 lens may be released at the end of the year. It belongs to the lens series designed for 35mm full-frame digital SLR cameras and can also be used in combination with APS-C format models. This HDPENTAX-DFA 85mm F1.4 SDMAW lens is positioned as a high-performance lens, equipped with 3 ED lenses and 1 aspheric lens, equipped with an ultrasonic focus motor, filter diameter 82mm, volume 95×123.5mm.
It is reported that Pentax may also bring three other DFA full-frame lenses, namely a large-aperture wide-angle fixed focus lens, an ultra-wide-angle fixed focus lens and a telephoto zoom lens. On the APS-C format lens, Pentax will bring a DA standard zoom lens.
Today, the only manufacturers still producing SLR cameras are Canon, Nikon and Pentax, but compared with Canon and Nikon, Pentax’s sense of existence seems to be much weaker, especially in the full-frame field. It was not until 2016 that Pentax really set foot in the field of full-frame, launching the first true full-frame camera, the K-1. Pentax representatives have also stated to foreign media that the late start of the full-frame field has lost many loyal consumers, and they have to switch to Nikon and Canon.
After launched K-1, the problem faced by Pentax users turned into a lack of full-frame lens group. Looking at the lens layout of Pentax, this problem seems to continue to this day.
Pentax lens group is mostly designed by APS-C
The limited selection of full-frame lenses limits the Pentax user group, and the market choice It will eventually affect the direction of third-party vendors. In September last year, Sigma announced that it would cease production of Pentax K-mount lenses, and Tamron’s development of Pentax K-mount lenses also slowed down. With a limited lens group, the user group shrinks, and third-party manufacturers retreat, and the user group may face shrinking again. If Pentax does not pay close attention to enriching the original lens group, it will fall into an endless vicious circle.
Some people say that Pentax is an entire era behind. Today, it seems that Pentax wants to seize the opportunity to increase its strength in the development of full-frame lenses. It remains to be seen whether Pentax can catch up with the missed spring.
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