Pentax SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Digital Auto Focus Lens for SLR Cameras - U.S.A.

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For Digital SLR Cameras only, Does not work with non-digital Cameras. The smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED [IF] interchangeable wide-angle lens was developed as a second model of the new DA-series lineup. At 14.8 ounces and measuring just 2.7 inches long and 3.3 inches in diameter, the lens is one of the lightest in its category.

The lens features a standardized DA-series design incorporating high-grade metallic components with green accents. Featuring a focal length of 14mm (equivalent to 21mm in the 35mm format) and a 90-degree angle of view, this high-performance wide-angle lens incorporates a high-refraction, low-dispersion glass element and an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element to produce high-resolution, true-to-life images in advanced digital photography.

The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of .56 ft. for a maximum magnification of approximately 0.19 times. The image circle is designed to perfectly match the 23.5mm x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in the *istD, contributing to a drastic reduction in size, weight and production cost.

This new lens also features the responsive Quick-Shift Focus System, to allow photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto-to-manual with a slight twist of the focus ring. Coupled with the a large-sized focus ring that remains locked during autofocus operations and the elimination of the aperture ring, this mechanism enhances *ist D operation in autofocus and manual-focus modes.

While competing models in the same category only allow for the installation of gelatin filters at the rear end, this lens is designed to accept 77mm-diameter filters, including a circular polarizing filter. The lens is equipped with a detachable lens hood with a window used for easy adjustment of a circular polarizing filter.

Pentax 14mm F/2.8 Includes

  • Lens Hood

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Pentax 14mm F/2.8 Features

  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens for superior sharpness and color correction
  • Responsive Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant shift from AF to MF
  • The image circle is designed to match the CCD used in PENTAX digital SLRs
  • Convert focal length to 21mm with *ist D
  • Comes with a lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images

Pentax 14mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction 12 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view 90 degrees (with *istD body)
F stop range f/2.8 to f/22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.56 ft (0.17m)
Maximum Magnification 0.19X
Filter Size 77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 2.7" x 3.3" (69 x 83.5mm)
Weight 14.8 oz (420g) w/o hood
Notes (No aperture ring)
Diaphragm: Fully Automatic
Metering: TTL open-aperture
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