- This is a super lens from wide open to closed down it is excellent.
Published on: 01 March 2017
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The Pentax-D FA 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW HD telephoto zoom lens has been developed as a new model of the Pentax Star series, which boasts the highest image quality of all PENTAX interchangeable lenses by compensating various aberrations to a minimum. Thanks to its unique, large-aperture design, it provides a large maximum aperture of F2.8 at all focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm. With qualities of Pentax original lens-coating technologies, such as the newly developed Aero Bright Coating II assuring exceptionally low reflectance, and the high-grade HD Coating. You will produce extra-sharp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight. In addition to four super-low dispersion glass elements and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, its optics includes a pair of new Super ED glass elements to effectively compensate chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range and deliver crisp, high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness. Its dustproof, weather-resistant body also makes it extremely dependable and durable in demanding outdoor conditions.
The Pentax-D FA 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens, has been developed as a new model whilst aimming to be one of the high-performance Star series, which assures exceptional image rendition with edge-to-edge sharpness by effectively compensating various aberrations to a minimum. When mounted on a Pentax K-mount SLR camera body, it provides a zoom ratio of approximately 2.9 times to cover a telephoto range from 107mm to 307mm in the 35mm format. Since it provides a large maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range, it is ideal for portraiture with beautifully defocused foreground/background and sports photography demanding high shutter speeds to freeze the action. Its image circle is optimized to cover even the image size of 35mm film-format SLR cameras. As the result, it not only assures brilliant, high-resolution images without compromising the sharpness at edges even when mounted on an existing Pentax digital SLR camera body, but it is also capable of accepting future models with larger image sensors without modifications.
With the state of the art optical technology, the Aero Bright Coating II, gives you nanotechnology coating, that employs a super-low refractive film fabrication process to assure light reflectance lower than that of the conventional Aero Bright Coating. By coupling this advanced lens coating with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating that reduces an average reflectance in a visible ray spectrum to less than 50% of conventional multi-layer coatings, this lens effectively reduces flare and ghost images to a minimum even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight. In its optics, it also features four super-low dispersion glass elements, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, and two Super ED glass elements, which have optical properties similar to fluorite and assure lower light dispersion and more effective compensation of chromatic aberration. As the result, this lens produces brilliant, high-contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness, while effectively compensating chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range. A state of the art, Pentax original lens coating technology developed from nanotechnology. It applies a silica aerogel coating layer with uniform porous structure over a regular multi-coating layer to reduce surface reflections across a wide wavelength range and produce crisp, high-quality images.
Developed as an AW (All Weather) model, Pentax-D FA 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW HD features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 13 special seals to prevent the intrusion of water and dust particles into the lens interior. By pairing it with a Pentax weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.
The lens is equipped with the Pentax developed Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows the user to instantly switch to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system. In order to improve its operability, a three-position switch is newly installed on this lens, allowing instant switching among QFS/A, QFS/M and MF modes. QFS/A is an autofocus-priority mode, which allows the user to switch to manual-focusing operation only when autofocus operation is completed. QFS/M is a manual-focus-priority mode, which enables the user to switch to manual focusing at any time — even when the AF system is in operation. MF mode allows the user to instantly switch to manual focusing with a simple twist of the focus ring on the lens. With a choice of three distinctive modes, the user is assured of speedier, more accurate focusing operation for a given subject or application.
Note: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice
|Equivalent to 35mm format||107-307mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||
Rounded aperture (F2.8-F5.6)
Diaphragm Control: Fully automatic
|Angle of View||
23-8.1° (when attached to PENTAX digital SLR cameras)
34.5-12.5° (when attached to PENTAX 35mm SLR cameras)
|Construction||19 elements in 16 groups|
|Smallest object distance||1.2m (3.9 ft.)|
|Filter size||Diameter: 77mm|
Approx. 1755g /61.9 oz.
With hood Approx. 1835g /64.7 oz.
With hood and tripod mount Approx. 2030g /71.6 oz.
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||Approx. 203mm x 91.5mm (8 in. x 3.6 in.)|
|Kit Content||Hood, Lens cap, Mount cap, Lens Case, Tripod Mount|
|Special Features||HD Coating, AB Coating
SP (Super Protect) Coating
All Weather Resistant
Quick-shift Focus System
Focus Range Limiter
|Optional Accessories||Lens Hood: PH-RBM77
Lens Cap: O-LC77
Lens Case: HS110-230
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