Pentax updates its lens roadmap with three new lenses… and there's more to come

Pentax lenses
(Image credit: Pentax/Ricoh)

Pentax still believes in the DSLR design, and as well as having a new flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR in the pipeline, it has announced the development of three new lenses with a new, updated lens roadmap.

Pentax makes both APS-C and full frame DSLRs, with lens ranges for each. The APS-C cameras use Pentax-DA lenses made specifically for the smaller crop sensor, but they can also use the larger Pentax-D FA lenses for the full frame Pentax K-1 and K-1 II.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at