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Existing lens line up for the Pentax Full Frame

February 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Since Ricoh-Pentax announced over a year ago that there was a full frame Pentax in the making I have since then been looking at what lenses to use for the new body. It is confusing for a pentaxian to decide which lenses to keep, what to sell, whether to invest in the new lenses available or buy an old film lens. From the DA range, where a majority have to be cropped down, to the new DFA range perfectly suited for the new FF, and looking back at the old 35mm film era lenses.


The list is huge and quite confusing. I have managed to collate a list of lenses that have been tested and can be utilized on the new full frame body as strict full frame lenses with no need for cropping. Thanks to pentaxforums website and other information I have managed to grab on the internet I hope that a dedicated page such as this (excluding third party lenses) clarifies the situation for those about to invest into the digital age of full frame with Pentax. It is going to be an exciting time ahead.


Lenses introduced specifically for digital slr bodies:

HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR

HD PENTAX -D FA 15-30 f/2.8 ED SDM WR

HD Pentax-D FA * 70-200mm f/2.8ED DC AW

HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW 

HD Pentax- DFA 28-105 (see link for leaked photo:

SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

DA 40/2.8 AL Limited

smc DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM

SMC DA 50mm 1.8

SMC DA 70mm 2.4 limited
SMC DA* 200mm 2.8 ED [IF] SDMSMC DA* 300 4 ED [IF] SDM

SMC DFA 50mm 2.8

SMC DFA 50mm 2.8

SMC DFA 100mm 2.8 WR



Lenses introduced specifically for 35mm film camera bodies:

- FA Prime Lenses (Auto-focus, Auto-aperture)

- FA Zoom Lenses (Auto-focus, Auto-aperture and Select lenses feature Power Zoom)

- FA J Zoom Lenses (Auto-focus and Auto-aperture)

- F Prime Lenses (first generation Auto-focus and Auto-aperture)

- F Zoom Lenses (first generation Auto-focus and Auto-aperture)

- A Prime Lenses (Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses)

- A Zoom Lenses (Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses)

- M Prime Lenses (Manual lenses, Manual-aperture)

- M Zoom Lenses (Manual lenses, Manual-aperture)

- K Prime Lenses (Manual lenses, Manual-aperture)

- K Zoom Lenses (Manual lenses, Manual-aperture)

- Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (Takumar)

- Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (Takumar)





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