HD PENTAX-D FA★ Silver Edition:Three limited-edition lenses from the high-performance Star series for use with K-mount digital SLR cameras, designed to meet the demand for color variation

HD PENTAX-D FA★ Silver Edition

Three limited-edition lenses from the high-performance Star series for use with K-mount digital SLR cameras, designed to meet the demand for color variation

 

• HD PENTAX-D FA70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Silver Edition
• HD PENTAX-D FA50mm F1.4 SDM AW Silver Edition
• HD PENTAX-D FA85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Silver Edition

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY is pleased to announce the launch of three HD PENTAX-D FA Silver Edition lenses. These special-edition models from the top-of-the-line, high-performance Star series — designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras — will be available worldwide in a limited quantity of 600 units for each model.

PENTAX has been releasing limited-edition silver models of its digital SLR flagship cameras, to meet the demand for more exclusive imaging tools. The three new lenses, also to be released as limited-edition models, feature an exclusive, high-grade silver coloring ideal for the top-of-the-line D FA series. The limited-edition camera bodies marketed in the past, including the PENTAX K-7 Limited Silver (launched in March 2010) and the PENTAX K-1 Limited Silver (launched in September 2017), were designed to match the silver-colored Limited-series lenses, which gained popularity for their high-grade, fine-textured finish. Like the Limited series, these new Star-series lenses feature a silver coating identical to the color of the silver-colored camera bodies, and provide users with the option of a silver lens, not only to improve the quality of their captured images, but also to further personalize their photographic process and shooting style.

Main features of the HD PENTAX-D FA Silver Edition lenses

• The lens’s high-grade silver coating optimizes color coordination with silver-edition camera bodies.
• Each lens has been given a unique serial number, from 0000001 to 0000600, to further express its exclusiveness.
• The lenses come in an exclusively designed product box.

Note: The features and specifications of these lenses are identical to those of standard models.

 

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The latest information on the new Flagship APS-C

New products on video

  1. PENTAX K-New (New APS-C DSLR) (tentative name)
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Silver Edition
  3. HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW Silver Edition
  4. HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW Silver Edition
  5. PENTAX K-1 II Limited Silver Edition
  6. HD PENTAX-D FA 21mm Limited DC AW (tentative name)
  7. PENTAX K-New (New APS-C DSLR) Silver Edition (tentative name)

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PENTAX K-1 II Sample Gallery published on dpreview.com!

“The Pentax K-1 was one of the most anticipated DSLRs in recent memory – with the K-1 II, Pentax hopes to take image quality and ISO performance to the next level. We’re presently finishing up our full review of the camera, but wanted to share some sample images, shot in and around Seattle, WA, prior to publishing.”

Check it out at dpreview.com

 

IMPORTANT DETAIL!

There are Pixel Shift Resolution (PSR) samples (1. Tripod-mounted + Motion Correction: ON, 2. Hand-held Dynamic PSR). But… If you look/check with their “Loupe” tool on their gallery page, you will see the strange pixelation and detail loss on exported samples. (Detail loss especially on pub shot.)

‘Some people says that “Official sources/pages are much better than the others”… Well, we tried to show how such “official” sources can do mistakes… ePHOTOzine.com did the same mistake on their PENTAX K-1 II review but we couldn’t do/show a correction ourselves because they have shared RAW files on their review without EXIF info. (Basically, softwares don’t recognize the camera settings.)’

So please check our sample exports below at “Bonus Material” section.

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR samples

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW samples

 

PENTAX K-1 II + smc PENTAX-DA ★ 55mm F1.4 SDM samples

Here you can find all photos (both in JPG & RAW format full-res) on dpreview.com’s PENTAX K-1 II sample gallery page

 

BONUS Material!

Used softwares;

  1. PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 version 5.8.1 – RAW to TIF (RAW to JPG export is enough with DCU but for maximum quality, we made those steps.)
  2. Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 8 version 8.0.20.0 – TIF to JPG
  3. Adobe Photoshop CC version 19.1.2 – 100% cropped files

RAW files processed without any extra adjustment; directly exported. Only “Motion Correction specified tool” selected for the first sample on PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5. Hand-held Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution sample directly exported with “Camera settings” option.

1st Pixel Shift Sample: Tripod -mounted Pixel Shift mode with Motion Correction turned on. (DPR’s JPG: 20,6 MB, PENTAXever’s 48,8 MB)

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2nd Pixel Shift Sample: Hand-held Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode. (DPR’s JPG: 19,7 MB, PENTAXever’s 51,4 MB)

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You can download and check/compare on Adobe Photoshop as layers.

Download/view 7630x4912px full resolution export samples (both dpreview.com and PENTAXever.com) and 100% crops

 

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PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples (with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR & HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW)

A PENTAX K-1 II quick review posted on mobile01.com.

PS. Page in Chinese and translation doesn’t work. So we have only sample photos and original source link.

 

PENTAX K-1 II (100 – 819200) ISO Samples (100% crop) with HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR

ISO100ISO200ISO400ISO800ISO1600ISO3200ISO6400ISO12800ISO25600ISO51200ISO102400ISO204800ISO409600ISO819200

Download/view (720x720px) 100% crop samples

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples (ISO100, 200, 400, 800, 12800, 16000, 32000, 640000)

ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO100ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO400ISO800ISO12800ISO16000ISO32000ISO640000

Download/view (7630x4912px) original sized samples

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Samples (ISO200, 12800, 25600, 51200)

ISO200ISO200ISO200ISO12800ISO12800ISO12800ISO25600ISO25600ISO25600ISO51200

Download/view (7630x4912px) original sized samples

 

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PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples Part VI (with HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR & HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW)

6th part of PENTAX K-1 II real-world samples published on yaotomi.co.jp.

This time all RAW photos were exported with an updated version (v5.8.1) of PENTAX’s official RAW development software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5.

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples

16mm, F14, ISO10016mm, F13, ISO10015mm, F14, ISO10015mm, F14, ISO10015mm, F9, ISO10015mm, F13, ISO10015mm, F7.1, ISO10015mm, F13, ISO100

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Samples

70mm, F11, ISO10070mm, F4, ISO10035mm, F8, ISO100

 

PENTAX K-1 II + HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW Samples

200mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F11, ISO100123mm, F13, ISO800160mm, F3.5, ISO100200mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F3.2, ISO100130mm, F2.8, ISO100140mm, F3.2, ISO100200mm, F9, ISO100200mm, F9, ISO400

 

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