Ricoh Imaging has announced a change in release date for the HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18 mm F2 lens.The 8 ED DC AW, which belongs to the new generation of Star Series lenses. postponement due to difficulties in development. The lens was previously scheduled for release in summer 2018.
The company posted the following message on its official website:
“We would like to provide a progress report on the development of the HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18 mm F2 lens.8 ED DC AW provisional name from our new generation of high-performance “star” series lenses, the development of which was first announced to the public on October 27, 2017.
Although it was originally announced that this lens would be brought to market in summer 2018, we are postponing its launch to a later date. We decided that more development time would be required to achieve the exceptional performance and best quality that are the hallmarks of the new generation of “star” lenses.
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may have caused, and we hope you understand our efforts in product development.
Product Name: HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW tentative name
Originally announced market release date: summer 2018
Updated market release date forecast : 2019″