Ricoh has revealed a new Pentax lens 2015 roadmap in order to confirm that it will release four new K-mount lenses, two new 645-mount lenses, and one Q-mount lens in the future.
A bunch of Pentax-branded products have been announced in recent times. Ricoh has introduced the 70-200mm f/2.8ED DC AW and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW lenses for full frame cameras along with the K-S2 APS-C DSLR and the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE lens for APS-C-sized cameras.
As expected, the company will not stop here and it will unveil new lenses by the end of 2015 or in early 2016. Ricoh has published an updated Pentax lens 2015 roadmap, not just for K-mount cameras, but for 645-mount and Q-mount models as well.
New Pentax lens 2015 roadmap for K-mount cameras unveiled at CP+ 2015
The Japan-based manufacturer says that it is planning to release four new lenses for K-mount cameras, one of them for models with APS-C sensors and the other three for full frame shooters.
The DA wide zoom is aimed at existing K-mount DSLRs that employ APS-C sensors. The rumor mill says that it will have a 10-30mm focal length.
The D FA large-diameter wide zoom will be designed for full frame DSLRs, such as the one whose development has been confirmed recently. It is rumored to have a 15-30mm focal range.
The D FA large-diameter standard zoom is on its way, too, and it might have a focal range starting at 24mm and ending at 70mm.
Last, but not least, the D FA standard zoom model will be released with a 25-100mm focal range.
Two lenses to be released for Pentax 645-mount cameras this year
Ricoh is also working on lenses for 645-mount medium-format cameras. Photographers using Pentax 645 shooters will get two new lenses by the end of 2015 or in early 2016.
The standard zoom lens is rumored to come with a 45-85mm focal length, while the tele zoom model could have a 90-180mm focal length.
Telephoto macro lens coming soon to Pentax Q-mount camera owners
Photographers using Pentax Q-mount mirrorless cameras with smaller image sensors than their K-mount and 645-mount counterparts are getting just one new lens this year.
According to Ricoh, a telephoto optic with macro capabilities is being planed for a 2015 launch. According to some sources, the lens might have a 90mm focal length.
As you can see, no focal length can be confirmed at this point. This is why you will have to stay tuned to Camyx for more details!