Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom Lens

Portrait-to-telephoto zoom lens for Pentax Q-Series cameras

  • Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom Lens


  • Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Item #: 815TELE06
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The perfect companion to your Pentax Q camera's 02 zoom lens, the 06 zoom picks up, range-wise, where your 02 lens leaves off. With an equivalent range of 83-249mm, the Pentax 06 will take terrific portraits with defocused background while fully wide, and extend to that close-up of your cat pondering birds from across the yard. Plus, the f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range makes for impressive low-light performance, even when reaching for that far-away detail.

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  • Pentax Q-mount f/2.8 portrait-to-telephoto length 3X zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 83-249mm
  • designed for Pentax Q-mount hybrid interchangeable-lens cameras
  • two extra-low dispersion (ED) aspherical lens elements (and one super-low distortion element) minimize distortion and color fringing throughout the zoom range
  • suitable for everything from portraits to long telephoto close-ups from across an athletic field
  • Quick-Shift focus system allows for instant switching to manual focus after subject has been acquired by autofocus system
  • lens is compact and lightweight, complementing the Q and Q10's size
  • constructed of 14 elements in 10 groups
  • minimum focus distance: 40"
  • minimum aperture: f/8
  • lens is 2-1/4" long, 2" in diameter
  • weight: 3.17 ounces
  • supplied accessories: front and rear lens caps
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Brand Compatibility Pentax
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 15-45mm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Weight 3.17 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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  • 06 Telephoto zoom lens (15-45mm F2.8 ED [IF]
  • 40.5mm Lens cap (attached)
  • Snap-on rear lens cap
  • Operating Manual
  • Serial Number Card
  • Pentax Worldwide Service Network sheet

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Overview: The Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom (15-45mm F2.8) lens is designed for use with the Pentax Q series of interchangeable lens cameras, including the Q and Q10. Its 35mm equivalent is 83-249mm, and is ideal for zooming in on faraway objects. The focal-length range is directly linked to the Pentax 02 Standard Zoom lens, so you can enjoy seamless zoom coverage from wide-angle to telephoto with the two lenses.

Lens Mount: The lens has a Pentax Q-mount, and can fit Pentax Q-series cameras.

Quick-Shift: The Quick-Shift focus system allows you to instantly switch from auto to manual focus by turning the focus ring after the subject is captured in focus by the camera's AF system.

ED Aspherical Lens Elements: The 06 Telephoto Zoom is equipped with two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) aspherical lens elements and one super-low dispersion glass element to keep chromatic aberrations to a minimum throughout the zoom range.

Lens Coating: The Pentax SP (super protect) lens coating is applied to the front surface of the lens to block dust and dirt.


  • Focal Length: 15-45mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 83-249mm
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Mount Type: Pentax Q-mount
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.05x
  • Angle of View: 29.0°-9.9°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.28'
  • Lens Hood: PH-RBA 40.5mm (not included)
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 1.974"
    • Length: 2.368" (2.902" w/caps)
    • Weight: 3.17 ounces
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