Pen­tax hopes new Fab Fifty is a star

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Ri­coh Imag­ing Europe S. A.S., the com­pany that owns the Pen­tax brand, has an­nounced a new HD Pen­tax- D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW, for Pen­tax K-mount D-SLRs. The lens is part of its top- end Star (*) se­ries. As well as the wide max­i­mum aper­ture of f/1.4 the lens is water and dust re­sis­tant, and in­cludes a newly de­vel­oped ring-type SDM for fast fo­cus­ing. Ac­cord­ing to Ri­coh, this gen­er­ates as much as 7.5 times the torque of the con­ven­tional SDM in­stalled in ex­ist­ing lenses. ‘ Thanks to this enor­mous driv­ing power, the lens as­sures a smooth, high-speed shift of the heavy, multi- el­e­ment rear lens group dur­ing fo­cus­ing op­er­a­tion.’

The new lens will be avail­able from 20 July with an SRP of £1,199.99. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the web­site: www.ri­coh-imag­ing.co.uk

The FA* 50mm f/1.4 of­fers beau­ti­ful bokeh

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