This high-magnification zoom lens offers 15-times zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from wide angle to super telephoto, while its built-in supersonic AF driving mechanism achieves both smooth, quiet AF operation and a compact, lightweight body. Its extraordinary wide angle-to-long-telephoto zoom coverage makes this zoom lens extremely versatile and handy, as it allows the user to effortlessly capture a wide variety of subjects, ranging from landscapes and snapshots to sports events, without the need of lens changes.
15-times zoom covering the extra wide range
When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount lens-interchangeable digital camera body, this zoom lens offers an 15-times zoom ratio covering focal lengths from 27.5 mm wide angle to 414 mm super telephoto in the 35 mm format. This allows the photographer to capture a wide range of scenes and subjects without lens changes - ranging from such casual applications as scenery, snapshot and portraiture to long-range sports photography. Its newly designed optics is the key to achieving such wide zoom coverage in a compact, lightweight body, for optimal versatility and maneuverability.
Supersonic AF motor (SDM)
Thanks to the incorporation of the PENTAX-original SDM auto focus system driven by a built-in supersonic motor, this zoom lens offers exceptionally smooth and quiet auto focus operation. When mounted on an SDM-compatible PENTAX K-mount lens-interchangeable digital camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted auto focusing to ensure dependable, flawless AF operation.
Exceptional image descriptionProduct Highlights
Incorporating two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optics, this zoom lens delivers bright, high-resolution images even at the edges, while effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.
- Minimum focusing distance of 0.49 m over the entire zoom range
- Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
- High ratio zoom lens for flexibility of operation
- Super multi coated elements increases transmittance
- Supersonic direct-drive motor
- Extra-low dispersion elements increase color rendition
- Rounded diaphragm for beautiful bokeh