20.10.22 - New Lens: HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8ED AW


A macro lens for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras,
featuring a new optical design for greatly improved imaging power.



TOKYO, October 20, 2022 — RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW. Incorporating a new optical design developed using the latest optical design technologies, this macro lens optimizes image resolution and contrast, even at open aperture, and delivers clear, high-quality images. It is also the first PENTAX macro lens to feature dustproof, weather-resistant AW (All Weather) construction.


The Pentax macro lens 100 mm is one of the heritage products of the PENTAX lens line-up since the SMC-A 2,8/100 Macro 100mm 1:2.8 Lens. From lens to lens generation, all the improvements incoperate finally with the HD PENTA-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8ED AW to the top lens in macrophotography.


The new HD PENTA-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8ED AW is equipped with exceptional imaging performance by the latest optical design technologies
The lens incorporates one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element and two Anomalous Dispersion glass optical elements to compensate for various aberrations and minimize the generation of the unwanted purple fringe effect. This is coupled with the high-grade, multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating, which reduces average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum to less than 50 percent compared to conventional models, and the innovative FREE (Fixed Rear Element Extension) focusing system. All together, these technologies effectively reduce the generation of flare and ghost images to a minimum over the entire focus range — from minimum focusing distance to infinity — and deliver clear, high-quality images. The lens also provides life-size magnification in close-range shooting to capture dramatic, fine-detailed close-up images.

DFA 100 mm macro

With respect to the main use of this lens, it is now equipped with the new Dustproof, weather-resistant AW construction for exceptional outdoor shooting reliability
Ready for diverse outdoor shooting conditions, the lens features dustproof, weather-resistant AW (All Weather) construction for the first time in a PENTAX macro lens. This dependable construction prevents the intrusion of dust and moisture into the interior, using six sealing parts to optimize airtight performance. When mounted on a dustproof, weather-resistant PENTAX digital SLR camera body, it creates a highly dependable, durable imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings —in rain or mist, or in locations prone to splashing or spraying water.


With the direction of the development of new PENTAX Lens line-up also an exclusive exterior design and outstanding operability becomes more and more important.
The lens has an attractive, stylish appearance, thanks to its metallic exterior parts meticulously machined from high-grade aluminum. Its focus ring features the PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows the photographer to instantly shift the focus mode from auto to manual after the subject has been captured in focus by the camera’s autofocus system. This single-action operation assures a smooth, comfortable focus-mode switching maneuver during manual-focus shooting, for dramatically improved operability.

HD PENTA-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8ED AW silver limited version

In addition to the standard black model, this lens also comes in a special-edition silver model — limited to just 300 units worldwide!

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