Additional information on the new HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens (price: $499.95):
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1. Standard zoom lens covering most frequently used ranges
This standard zoom lens accommodates the image circle of a 35mm full-frame image sensor, and covers focal lengths between 28mm wide angle and 105mm medium telephoto. By incorporating the latest optics and a number of high-performance optical elements, it retains a sufficient brightness level even at edges of the image field, while effectively compensating for various aberrations. It delivers high-resolution images by optimizing the imaging power of the PENTAX K-1’s approximately 36.4 effective megapixels. Its compact, lightweight body and excellent cost performance make this lens a perfect regular lens for the Pentax K-1 camera.
2. Excellent image description, complementing the full-frame digital SLR camera performance
In its 15-element, 11-group optics, this zoom lens incorporates two high-precision aspherical optical elements, one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element and one anomalous-dispersion glass optical element, to deliver bright, sharp images with minimal chromatic and spherical aberrations. Since its optics is designed to assure ample resolving power for the large, high-pixel image sensor, it produces well-defined, fine-detailed images.
3. HD Coating to improve image description
This lens is treated with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating.* Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this PENTAX-original coating assures higher light transmittance and less reflection to deliver bright, high-contrast images that are free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight.
* HD stands for High Definition.
4. Quick-Shift Focus System
This PENTAX-developed system allows for flawless, delay-free switching from autofocus to manual-focus operation, after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system.
5. Weather-resistant construction
This lens features a dependable weather-resistant construction with eight sealing parts to effectively prevent the intrusion of water into the lens interior. Paired with a weather-resistant PENTAX digital SLR camera body, it creates a durable, dependable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or in locations prone to water splashing or spray.
6. Other features
- SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease.
- Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources.
- Built-in DC motor to assure smooth, quiet, high-speed autofocus operationSpecifications
|Equivalent to 43-161mm in 35mm format
(when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)
|Lens Construction||15 elements in 11 groups|
|Angle of View (Diagonal)||75-23.5°(when attached to PENTAX 35mm full-frame SLR cameras)
53-15.5°(when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0.5m (1.64 ft.)|
|Diaphragm Control||Fully automatic|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Rounded diaphragm （28mm: F3.5-6.3 105mm: F5.6-10）|
|Lens Hood||PH-RBC62 (included)|
|Lens Cap||O-LC62 (included)|
|Lens Case||S80-120 (optional)|
|Maximum Diameter x Length||approx. 73.0mm x 86.5mm (approx. 2.9in. x 3.4in.)|
|Weight||approx. 440g / with hood approx. 463g
(approx. 15.5oz./ with hood approx. 16.3oz.)
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens sealing: