Pentax has today officially announced the development of the new HD PENTAX-D FA★85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW K mount lens for Pentax. At the moment, this is just a development announcement, but some of the lens specs have been released, along with a single photo. And this one doesn’t appear to simply be a rebranded Tokina.
Rumours about an impending Canon 1DX Mark III have been around for a little while now, with the expectation that one would be announced before next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Now, the rumours have been proven true as Canon has indeed announced the development of a new EOS 1DX Mark III DSLR.
As its lineage would suggest, the focus of the EOS 1DX Mark III will be speed, image quality and durability. There isn’t a full spec sheet yet, as this is just a development announcement, but the information available so far sounds very promising. B&H even has a prototype unit and has posted a first look video of the new camera.
So, we don’t know what it’s called, but it will be a Pentax K mount DSLR, it will have an APS-C sized sensor and it will be released at some point in 2020. That’s pretty much all that Pentax has announced so far, other than the picture above. It doesn’t even have a name.
Perhaps some more info will appear in the coming days, though, as Ricoh say that it will be shown off at the “Pentax Meeting 100th Anniversary Special” event, scheduled to be held in Japan from September 21st.
Nikon has today officially announced the new Nikon D6 flagship DSLR. Well, they’ve announced the development of it, anyway. That’s pretty much all they’ve announced, though. There are no specs or details available other than the name and that it’ll be an FX-format full-frame DSLR.
But what’s possibly even more interesting is that they’ve also announced a new long f/2.8 zoom lens aimed at sports photographers, too. The AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is coming.