It looks like Pentax will soon announce those mysterious telephoto zoom lenses that we saw on display at CES 2015. The new lenses will be the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 and HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 models.
Recall that I speculated at the time they could be a “70-200mm f/2.8 and a 200-400mm f/4 lens, or something along those lines.” A wee bit off, but not by much. The 200-400mm would have been dreamy for Pentaxians.
Still, that is a whole lot of telephoto reach for all those APS-C Pentax shooters our there. Speaking of which, aren’t these some rather common full frame zoom focal length lenses?
Both the focal lengths and the leaked acronyms line up as supportive of Pentax film SLRs, which means they will also cover the oft-rumored and quasi-confirmed Pentax full frame DSLR that is somewhere in development hell right now.
Can’t Ricoh just slap a 36MP Sony full frame sensor in a Pentax body and be done with it already?
In any event, these new Pentax lenses should be announced this week on February 5th.