New specs released and photo's of the long awaited 15-30 F2.8 lens has been leaked from various sources today. This lens has been a long awaited companion for the pro landscape photographer looking to invest in the Pentax system as the K1 itself. It will be a re-badged version of the Tamron 15-30 without the VR with some extra Pentax coatings. If it is the Tamron version many Pentaxians out there should be very happy to accompany it with the K1. Just like the new D-FA 24-70, the 15-30 has been designed by the almighty Jun Hirakawa, famous for his work with Pentax during the FA28, 35 F2 and FA 43 and 77mm ltd era. Just look at these results for example (it blows nikon and canon out of the water): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrNGfShZdVg
Here are the specs
From the direction of the reader, we have to provide information on the specifications of the D FA 15-30mm F2.8 Pentax.
HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
- HD coating
- Lens construction: 13 group 18 sheets (three ED lenses, three aspherical lens)
- Shortest photographing distance: 0.28m
- Maximum magnification: 0.20 times
- Aperture blades: 9 sheets
- Drip-proof structure (WR)
- Ultrasonic motor
- Quick Shift Focus
- Filter not be mounted
- SP coating on the front surface of the lens
- Total length: 143.5mm
- Maximum diameter: 98.5mm
- Weight: 1040g
Estimated retail price of about 216,000 yen (1700 Euro) with tax included
Estimated retail price, so close to the price of the retailers (such as Big and Yodobashi), it seems to become a little more cheaply at the lowest price. 15-30mm F2.8 is the lowest price I think was said that whether to enter 10 million units in the last minute.
Price of 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 does not know yet. Appearance of 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 is, it seems to be very similar to the 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 of DA lens.
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