Two days in the past, Pentax up to date its Ok-mount lens roadmap with a brand new HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro lens. At the moment, we’re already getting our first take a look at the up to date lens within the kind of some leaked photographs that look like screenshots from some sort of press briefing.

First noticed by Pentax Rumors, the brand new lens seems to be practically equivalent to its non-HD predecessor on the surface. In keeping with the slides proven within the leaked photographs, the lens is similar measurement and weight as the present mannequin, however incorporates a new optical system in addition to the ‘HD’ coating on specific components. Because the picture beneath highlights, the brand new optical design and modified coatings seem to dramatically scale back purple fringing.

Notice the distinction between the purple fringing within the HD model (left) versus the unique model (proper).

In keeping with the report, the HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro lens will retail for greater than the present mannequin and is about for a 2022 launch, though no particular date has been offered presently. The present Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro lens retails for $547.