Ricoh Announces New Pentax 11-18mm F2.8 and 35mm F2

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Ricoh has announced two new Pentax lenses: the DA* 11-18mm F2.8ED DC AW and the HD FA 35mm F2.

The 11-18mm is the latest in their star lineup, and, after a bit of a delay follow it’s announcement in 2017, is now ready to ship next month. It offers a nice wide-angle option for the many APS-C cameras in the Pentax line-up, with a full frame equivalent of approximately 16-27mm focal length.

The 35mm F2, a compact full frame lens, is based on the same AL film lens. HD coatings reduce reflections, and SP coatings on the front element repel water for durability and shooting in adverse conditions. It features an aperture ring and distance scale despite its compact profile and weighs less than 200g.

Both lenses are available for preorder and are expected to begin shipping this spring.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.