The Lens is One of the Lightest in its Category
For Digital SLR Cameras only, Does not work with non-digital Cameras. The smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED 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
The Pentax smc P-DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF) is designed to be used with digital SLR cameras. It incorporates a high-refraction extra low dispersion (ED) glass element to produce a high-resolution, high-contrast image with true-to-life color rendition, and features an Internal Focus system to make focusing smoother and faster.
Like all Pentax lenses, this lens is treated with smc coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast images.
Note! Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras.
• DA series is specifically designed for digital cameras
• (ED) glass element to produce high-resolution, higher-contrast images
• Internal Focus system makes focusing smoother and faster