Ricoh To Launch Weather Sealed Lens With High Grade Coating

Written by David Richards     08/11/2013 | 08:45 | Category: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ricoh Imaging whose products are distributed by CR Kennedy in Australia has moved to expand their APS-C optimized lens lineup.

Ricoh To Launch Weather Sealed Lens With High Grade Coating
The Japanese Company who also own Pentax has launched the HD Pentax DA 20-40mm F2.8-4ED Limited DC WR lens.

Set to ship next year in Australia the lense has been described as the first zoom lens in Ricoh Imaging's Limited Lens series that offers a high-grade multi-layer High Definition (HD) coating.

 It is also the first Limited Lens to feature Ricoh's weather-sealed construction.

It is the 29th APS-C optimized lens currently available in Ricoh's Pentax lens line-up.

The lens features a bright F2.8 maximum aperture (at 20mm) and rounded diaphragm blades to produce a smooth bokeh effect. At higher aperture numbers, the ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and a proprietary HD coating deliver clear, crisp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting, the company said.

The HD Pentax DA 20-40mm also features a lens-based direct-current focusing motor with quiet and smooth autofocus functionality.