A high-end ‘star’ 85mm f/1.4 lens is coming to the Pentax K-mount this year

Full-frame Pentax users will soon have access to a high-end, bright 85mm prime lens. The upcoming HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW expands Pentax’s young ‘Star’ series lenses with a focal length that’s increasingly popular for portraits. Parent company Ricoh announced the lens’ development on March 23.

The FA* 85mm lens follows the 50mm prime from the same series, a lens that Ricoh says is among the most popular for the entire Pentax full-frame camera system. The Star series, with an actual * in the name, is a high-end K-mount series. Pentax says the series is designed to create the best possible image quality, with a focus on sharpness and wide apertures. Designed for Pentax’s weather-sealed DSLRs, the Star series lenses also focus on a durable design.

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