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High-performance lenses from Pentax

Includes wide angle and telephoto zoom lenses.

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Pentax Imaging Company ( announced a new line of high-performance lenses: the smc PENTAX- DA* ("star") series. The first two lenses in the series are the smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM wide angle zoom and the smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM telephoto zoom. Both lenses feature a tightly sealed, weather-resistant, and dustresistant construction as well as the company’s Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual-focus operation. A new SDM system has been incorporated for smoother, quieter auto-focusing operation using a built-in supersonic motor.

Price: smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM: $899.95; smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM: $999.95.


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