Ricoh Announces New Pentax K-Mount Zoom Lens

October 30, 2014

By Greg Scoblete

 Ricoh has added a new K-mount zoom lens to its Pentax DA lineup. 

The new HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm offers an aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24.5mm to 130mm, the lens features HD coating for combatting flare and ghosting, plus a weather-sealed construction with 11 seals to keep Mother Nature at bay.

Internally, the lens features 16 optical elements in 12 groups and features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical element to thwart chromatic aberrations and aspherical optical elements to minimize color bleeding. You’ll also find a DC motor for quiet autofocus and a rounded diaphragm. 

Look for the new 16-85mm lens in November for $749.95