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Pentax DA 15mm f/4 Lens

Wide-angle prime lens for Pentax K-mount digital SLR cameras

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Our take on the Pentax DA 15mm f/4 Lens

Have you ever considered the challenges a realtor has these days? Almost every house needs to speak for itself digitally, in pictures and video. And shooting houses, inside and out, isn't easy without the right lens. It's hard to get everything in the frame, and give prospective buyers a proper sense of scope.

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Have you ever considered the challenges a realtor has these days? Almost every house needs to speak for itself digitally, in pictures and video. And shooting houses, inside and out, isn't easy without the right lens. It's hard to get everything in the frame, and give prospective buyers a proper sense of scope.

That's where this Pentax DA 15mm f/4 lens comes in. It will help you put the whole subject into your image, while keeping any distortion to an absolute minimum. This same talent makes it perfect for landscapes, group shots, and anyplace where it's close quarters. This lightweight lens switches from autofocus to manual focus in an instant.

This is an excellent wide angle lens for Pentax dslr cameras. Auto focus is fast and accurate, color rendition is excellent and flair resistance is crazy good. It is small, well built and takes excellent images.

Terrence, Portland

What's in the Box:

  • Pentax-DA 15mm F4ED lens (with front and rear lens caps attached)
  • Carrying pouch
  • Operating Manual
  • Notification of Change of Company Name sheet
  • Pentax Worldwide Service Network sheet
  • Serial Number Card

Product Highlights:

  • Pentax KAF2 15mm f/4 low-distortion wide-angle lens with 35mm equivalent of 23mm
  • compatible with Pentax K-mount digital SLR and hybrid cameras
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) and aspherical glass lens elements correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality and sharpness
  • lightweight, wide-angle lens is perfect for real estate, interior rooms, groups and landscapes
  • Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.
  • constructed of 8 elements in 6 groups
  • minimum focus distance: 7"
  • minimum aperture: f22
  • filter size: 49mm
  • lens is 1-5/8" long, 2-1/2" in diameter
  • weight: 7.47 ounces
  • supplied accessories: front and rear lens caps, soft case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Pentax
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 15mm
Maximum Aperture F4
Weight 6.7
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The smc Pentax-DA 15mm F4ED AL Limited is a wide angle prime lens for Pentax D-SLR and interchangeable lens cameras. It has a screw-on type, 49mm lens cap.

Lens Mount: The lens has a KAF-mount, and can fit Pentax D-SLR and interchangeable lens cameras with KAF, KAF2 and KAF3 mounts. This includes the Pentax K-5 and K-01 cameras.

Quick Shift Focus: The Quick Shift Focusing System allows for instant switching from Auto to Manual focus. If focus is set to Auto, you can focus manually after autofocus is achieved by manually turning the focusing ring. This can be done without changing the focus mode to Manual.

Built-in Lens Hood: The lens has a built-in flower-shaped metal lens hood to keep unwanted light out of the lens, and protect the front of the lens. The lens hood simply pulls out when you need it. When extended, the lens hood adds approximately 1/2" to the overall length of the lens.

ED Glass: The Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and a hybrid aspherical lens element offer superior sharpness with minimum chromatic and spherical aberration.

Super Protect: The Pentax-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water, and grease to help keep the lens clean.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 15mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 23mm
  • Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Mount Type: KAF-mount
  • Maximum Aperture: F4
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.15x
  • Angle of View: 86°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.08"
  • Lens Hood: built-in
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.486"
    • Length: 1.958" (2.248" w/caps)
    • Weight: 6.7 ounces

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Nice & wide for your Pentax camera

Written by Zak Billmeier, Staff Writer - Creative, on 4/30/2012 4:19:00 PM

I tried this out recently with the Pentax K-01 camera. It's a roughly 22/23mm-equivalent wide-angle lens, and the first thing I thought as I got ready to put it on the camera was, "Wow, this feels like an old lens." Why? It's actually made of metal. You see, once upon a time they used to make everything out of metal. Just feels awesome in the hand.

It's also a pretty compact design, adding little bulk to the camera despite its metallic solidity. It gives you a nice wide-angle field of view that'll let you draw people into your photos — I like to go wide and get close.

And it actually has a built-in hood that you simply slide out after removing the lens cap. Brilliant. Wish all my lenses did that.

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