HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
A large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, providing sharp, high-resolution images and a large F2.8 maximum aperture
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR. This new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens is designed to accommodate the image circle of a large 35mm full-frame image sensor.
When mounted on the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera body, this zoom lens covers a focal-length range from 15mm ultra-wide-angle to 30mm wide-angle.* Thanks to its exaggerated perspective typical of an ultra-wide-angle lens and high-resolution imaging power, it captures dynamic, sweeping views of subjects, especially in landscape photography. Treated with the PENTAX-developed HD Coating, it produces well-defined, fine-detailed images with ample light levels even at the edges of the image field, while effectively reducing chromatic aberration, distortion and coma to a minimum. Its large F2.8 maximum aperture also comes in handy for photographing nightscapes and starry skies. The built-in SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) provides quiet, high-speed autofocus operation.
When mounted on the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera body, this zoom lens provides an ultra-wide-angle focal-length coverage from 15mm to 30mm. Its exaggerated perspective helps the photographer produce spectacular images in landscape photography. Since it provides a 30mm focal length at the telephoto end, it can also be used for such casual applications as snapshots.
This zoom lens incorporates three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements and three aspherical optical elements in its 18-element, 13-group optics, to deliver high-resolution images rich in contrast even at the edges of the image field, while effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, distortion and coma.
Since this zoom lens provides a maximum aperture of F2.8 over its entire zoom range, it is versatile enough to be used for many different subjects and scenes, ranging from sweeping landscapes to nightscapes and starry skies. Despite its ultra-wide-angle perspective, it can capture the subject with an excellent bokeh (defocus) effect on the background. Even in macro photography from its minimum focusing distance of 28 centimeters, it can capture subjects with a well-defined sense of depth.
The incorporation of a new-generation SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) assures that this zoom lens provides quiet, high-speed autofocus operation, letting the photographer react swiftly to all types of subjects.
- Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching from autofocus to manual-focus operation, by holding the shutter-release button halfway down and turning the focus ring after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system.
- Rounded diaphragm with nine blades to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources.
- SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease.
The Pentax-D FA 15-30mm comes with a full Australian warranty from Pentax AustraliaCameras Direct since 2003. Pop into our Gold Coast camera store & warehouse or order online. We look forward to helping you take a better photo soon. Thank you. #PentaxLens #PentaxWideAngleLens #Pentax1530mm
|Name||Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Lens - Pentax Australia Warranty|
|Manufacturer Part Number||21280|
|Lens Type||Wide Zoom|
|Lens Mount||Pentax K|
|Lens Maximum Aperture||F2.8|
|Lens Minimum Aperture||F22|
|Lens Starting Focal Length||15 mm|
|Lens Ending Focal Length||30 mm (Equivalent in 23-46mm 35mm format when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)|
|Lens Minimum Focussing Distance||28 cm|
|Built-in Autofocus Motor||Yes|
|Narrowest Angle of View||86-50 degrees (when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)|
|Widest Angle of View||111-72 degrees (when attached to PENTAX 35mm full-frame SLR cameras)|
|Includes Lens Hood||Yes|
|Includes Lens Case||Yes|
|Includes Tripod Collar||No|
|Product Weight||1040 grams|
|External Length||144 mm|
|Warranty Period||12 Months|
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