The DSLR refuses to die: Pentax looks set to release two new DSLR lenses

PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 product shot
(Image credit: Pentax)

You'd be forgiven for thinking that new DSLR cameras and lenses had slipped into oblivion, now permanently consigned to the history books thanks to the total domination of mirrorless models in the interchangeable lens market. But while the likes of Canon and Nikon may no longer be producing new DSLR cameras or lenses, we can at least rely on Pentax to keep the old flame burning. Earlier in the year it gave us the 'new' KF (exactly how much was really new is a point of contention), and now it looks like Pentax may be about to follow this up with the launch of two new DSLR lenses.

(Image credit: Pentax)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.