A Pentax lens quintet

Pentax announces five new lenses to accompany its dSLR launches.

No dSLR launch is complete without a gaggle o' glass to accompany it. Here are the lenses Pentax announced in conjunction with its 2 dSLRs. (All photos courtesy of Pentax Corp.)

smc PENTAX DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM
 smc Pentax DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM; March; $1,099.95

smc PENTAX DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
  smc Pentax DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM; May; $1,299.95

smc Pentax DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
  smc Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED; May; $399.95

smc Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited
  smc Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited; April; $599.95

smc Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II
  smc Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II; ships with K200D in March; $199.95

Name decoder:

  • AL = Aspherical Lens
  • DA = designed for digital (not full frame) cameras
  • DA* = DA with dust- and weather-sealing
  • ED = Extra low Dispersion
  • IF = Internal Focus
  • SDM = Supersonic Drive Motor
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