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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.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This lens is great for what it is made for which are wide shots, I was really happy with these types of shots. It does have a close focus range but the bokeh I feel is terrible.
Lens shows little distortion for a prime lens. Some vignetting on picture corners but with lens filter removed and a shallower hood, vignetting completely disappeared. This lens is sharp at all aperatures and can be stopped down to achieve 16 x 20 prints without sacrificing picture detail. Clarity in background and foreground images is great. A great prime lens that you should carry in your bag when you are out on an outdoor photo shoot.
This lens is a useful tool to supplement a standard wide-angle zoom. Unlike the zoom 12-24 DA lens, this prime has little purple fringing. It is also closer focusing and one stop faster. I use the lens for interiors, landscapes and wide-angle closeups. I wish it was smaller but given its 2.8 aperture, this is a good compromise. Looking back through my photos, the shots from this lens shine.