HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens for Pentax DSLRs
The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is an ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens for Pentax DSLRs, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance.
The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW will cost £1,399.99 and be available in February 2019.
Ricoh UK Press Release
LONDON, 30 January, 2019 －RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. are pleased to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW. This high-performance, ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens features a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance.
The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW ultra-wide-angle zoom lens is the latest model in the new-generation Star (*) series — a lens that provides exceptional image quality to be able to accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the future. It delivers high-resolution, high-contrast images without blurring at the edges, and guarantees excellent imaging performance in high-grade digital photography. With the introduction of this lens, the high quality, high-performance Star series now provides a wide angle-of-view coverage —from ultra-wide angle to telephoto compact models featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture, exclusively designed for use with PENTAX APS-C-format digital SLR cameras.
In addition to an outstanding dustproof, weather-resistant construction, the lens provides a Focus Clamp Mechanism to lock focus at the desired focal point. It also provides useful features to improve performance and dependability in challenging outdoor conditions. These include a space specifically designed for holding a heating device to prevent condensation, and a metallic frame structure, which more effectively transmits the heat of the device to the lens. These greatly improve the lens' operability when shooting in outdoor situations including star-lit skies.
HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW - Price & Availability
Available: February 2019