Pentax announces new medium-telephoto lens for portrait photography.

Pentax has revealed the HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR, an image-stabilized 71mm-equivalent macro lens for its 645D medium-format DSLR.

The lens offers maximum magnification of 0.5x, when focused at its 41cm (1.36″) minimum focusing distance. It features the company’s HD and nano-scale Aero Bright coatings to maximise light transmission while reducing internal reflection. The design features 11 elements in 9 groups and the Quick-shift system for switching between autofocus and MF modes.

Pentax D FA 645 90mm f2.8 Specs

  • Focal length: 90mm
  • Aperture range: f2.8 – f22
  • 11 lens elements in 9 groups
  • 2 ED elements and one glass-molded aspherical element
  • Min. focusing distance: 1.36′ (41.3 cm)
  • Max. magnification: 0.5x
  • Filter thread size: 67mm
  • 9 rounded aperture blades
  • Instant switching from AF to MF via Quick-shift Focus System
  • New HD coating and Aero Bright coating to optimize light transmission and minimize reflections
  • Dustproof, weather-resistant and Super Protect-coated
  • Pentax SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism

The HD PENTAX D FA 645 MACRO 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lens will be available at retail outlets nationwide and online in October 2012 with a suggested retail price of £2,800.00 ( $4,499.95).


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