Pentax SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Digital Auto Focus Lens Kit, U.S.A., with Tiffen 77mm UV Wide Angle Filter, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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  • 14mm F/2.8
  • 77mm UV (Ultra Violet) Filter
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About Pentax 14mm F/2.8

Save $68.38 when you buy this Pentax 14mm F/2.8 . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, Tiffen 77mm UV Wide Angle Thin Filter and a Pentax 14mm F/2.8 and Shipping is free! .

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.



Summary of Customer Reviews

(3)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3)

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
Mfr #
21510 K
SKU
PX1428AFDK

Pentax 14mm F/2.8 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
4.0

Good for wide shots

By

from South Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excitingly Sharp Lens at all Aperatures

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from Hobart, IN  -  Professional

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.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast, wide winner

By

from Washington D.C.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

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