Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 ED AL Lens

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The Very Best of Optical Performance in a Little Piece of Camera Jewelry

Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 ED AL Auto Focus Wide angle Lens Top ViewA high performance ultra wide lens for their digital SLR cameras, the Pentax smc-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited provides the very best of optical performance in a little piece of camera jewelry for those demanding both the best images and the tiniest of packages. Like all of the Limited line, it comes in a distinct all-metal lens barrel and takes 49mm filters. Weighing under half a pound, it adds a different perspective to your premium kit. The smc-DA ED AL's fit and finish is on par with the best in the world, and the optical system combines a 7-bladed aperture diaphragm with a hybrid aspherical lens element, an element of ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass, and Pentax's SP (Super Protect) external water and dirt-repelling lens coating for deliciously snappy results, even at f/4. This isn't a common mid-class zoom lens; it is truly created to be used effectively at its maximum f/4.0 aperture. The 86 field of view is equivalent to a 23mm lens in the old 35mm terms.

Note! Not compatible with "full frame" cameras. 


Sharp, crisp image reproduction, even at the maximum aperture
Hybrid aspherical lens element & element of ED glass
Rugged, elegant aluminum lens barrel
Non-rotating front lens element
Built-in retracting lens hood
49mm Filter thread
Practical depth of field scale (for all full apertures) engraved right on the body

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length15 mm  
Stabilization type No (Via camera body)  
Camera mount Pentax KAF  
Angle of view 86 (horizontal)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Total Elements 8  
Number of Groups 6  
Coatings / special elements 1 Hybrid aspherical element 1 ED glass element  
Minimum focus distance 0.18 m (7.09")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.15 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Unit  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight212 g (0.47 lb)  
Lens diameter 63 mm (2.48")  
Overall length 40 mm (1.56")  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 49 mm  
Filter annotations does not rotate on focus  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code built-in hood  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes
Pentax Ultra Wide Angle smc-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Series Autofocus Lens
Front Lens Cap
Rear lens Cap
#37748 Soft Case
Permanently-Attached Retractable Hood
1-Year Pentax USA Warranty


Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 ED AL Auto Focus Wide Angle Lens
Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 Lens - Side Profile

Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 ED AL Auto Focus Wide angle Lens Top View

Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4.0 Lens - Top Angle

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