Ricoh has announced a new Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED fisheye zoom lens, priced at $499.95.

The new HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED lens offers a minimum focusing distance of just 14cm, which allows photographers to stand as close as 2.5cm to their subjects.

The new Pentax lens’s optical construction consists of 10 elements in 8 groups, which also incorporates an Extra-low Dispersion glass element to suppress chromatic aberrations.

There’s also a newly developed HD Coating to reduce reflections and flare, as well as a Super Protect Coating to repel water, dirt and grease.

Pentax has also incorporated its Quick-Shift Focus System, which enables users to instantly switch to manual focus after locking on to a subject using AF. This can be used at any time during AF operation.

The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED lens will be released at the end of July.

You can pre-order the new Pentax lens at Wex Photo Video in the UK or from Adorama in the US.

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Pentax launches DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED fisheye lens
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Pentax launches DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED fisheye lens
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Ricoh has announced a new Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED fisheye zoom lens, priced at $499.95.
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