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 *ist D, 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.
|Front & Rear Lens Caps|
13 elements in 10 groups (two aspherical elements)
Angle of view
83o-35 o (with *istD body)
F stop range
Minimum F stop: 22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.92 ft (0.28m)
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.8" x 3.6" (72 x 92mm)
12.9 oz (365g) w/o hood
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Pentax smc DA 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Lens
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