Ricoh Unveils its First Optically Stabilised Lens

HD Pentax-DA645 28-45mm F4.5ED AW SR lens

Pentax HD DA645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR lens

Ricoh has announced a new lens the Pentax HD DA645 28–45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR. With a 22-35.5mm equivalent focal length, it is Pentax’s first optically stabilised lens with Shake Reduction technology. Lens can compensate for camera shake up to approximately 3.5 shutter stops. Besides this the camera is the first edition to the AW (All Weather) series, in regards to its dust and weather resistant feature. The lens will be compatible with Pentax’s 645 Medium Format Digital Cameras.

Equipped with a rounded diaphragm, this enables users to create photographs with smooth bokeh and even minimises the streaking effect of light. The lens’ Quick Shift Focus system lets users manually override AF to fine tune the focusing. It will retail for USD 4999 (approx. Rs. 3 lakhs).



Tags: Camera, Lens, Pentax, Shake Reduction, medium format camera, Optical Stabilisation, Weather Resistant