What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Pentax HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver)

Price: $696.95
Instant Savings: $50.00
You Pay: $646.95
Product Highlights
  • Pentax K Mount
  • 23mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Low Distortion Wide-Angle Design
  • ED Glass and Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • High-Grade Multi-Layer HD Coating
  • Super Protect Lens Coating
  • Quick-Shift Focus System
  • Seven-Blade Rounded Diaphragm

The silver HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens from Pentax is a compact prime wide-angle lens providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 23mm. The lens' optical design includes features extra-low dispersion glass and one hybrid aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and limit distortion in order to enable a natural-looking expansive angle of view that is well-suited to both indoor and outdoor scenes. A high-grade multi-layer HD coating has been applied to lens elements to help minimize flare and ghosting for enhanced contrast, clarity, and color fidelity and a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to an aesthetic out-of-focus quality to benefit shallow depth of field imagery. Additionally, an SP Protect coating has also been applied to the front lens element to effectively protect it from dirt, oil, and finger prints.

The compact form-factor of this lens integrates Pentax's Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows manual focus control over the lens at any time, even in AF mode, for precise handling over the focal plane.

Prime wide-angle lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 23mm, covering an expansive 86° angle of view.
Optical design utilizes extra-low dispersion glass and a hybrid aspherical element to provide greater sharpness and clarity while minimizing flare and ghosting.
High-grade multi-layer HD coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting to enhance contrast and color neutrality.
Quick-Shift Focus System enables manual focus control at all times for precise handling that is well-suited to selective focus imagery.
Super Protect coating helps to protect the front lens element from dirt and finger marks.
Built-in pull-out type lens hood helps to protect the front lens element from stray light as well as scratching or accidental drops.
Performance
Focal Length 15mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 23 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 86°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.1" (18.03 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Elements/Groups 8/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.6" (63.50 x 40.64 mm)
Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
Pentax HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver)
  • Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap (B) for Bayonet Mount Lenses
  • 70mm DA Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Strong construction (8)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Night photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-9

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Excellent lens

      By Dave

      from San Rafael, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

        Have been using this lens for just over a month now, it's daily driver a replacement for my DA16-50mm, and I have yet to be disappointed. It's just a joy to use. And the image quality is just excellent, tack sharp. I would love if this lens was water resistant since I shoot a lot of landscapes, and often in damp weather. I'd highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for wide angle prime.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Wide Angle Lens

        By Gerry

        from Delavan, WI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor architecture
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

          This lens is just as good as the reviews I read everywhere before deciding to buy it. I initially purchased a used copy and had to return it due to lack of sharpness in the corners and excessive chromatic aberration. I returned the used one and purchased a new copy which works great. I have tested the sharpness and taken a few dozen botanical garden scenic pictures which are all very sharp with great color definition. I am really pleased with the lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the Main Reasons to Use Pentax

          By Pentax Guy

          from Northern Virginia, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

            Pentax excels at small, brilliantly constructed prime lenses. Opinions will vary on whether the middle lens in a 3-prime set should be the 21mm, 31mm, 35mm, or 40mm. And for short tele, you've got the 70mm and 77mm. But for wide, this is it...and it's a great lens, too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            More versatile lens than I thought

            By Marc

            from Milford, Connecticut

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

              I knew this lens would be great for taking photos of rooms, landscapes and close ups of the noses of family members. However, one finds it works in lots of situations. It is no way a walk around lens, but it is a prime I will want with me and will use often.

              The fact the lens is slow (only f4) is not a tremendous problem since at a focal length of 15mm, you can take shots at 1/30 or even 1/15 th of second and get away with it. I found the lens noticeably not as sharp wide open as when it is stopped down a little (in which case it is quite sharp).

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              HD Pentax DA 15mm f4

              By Martin

              from Davis CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

                IQ, small, light; use with k5ii

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Very Sharp Lens

                By psandeepdwh

                from Norristown, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

                  Very Sharp images and excellent compact lens. It could have been WR lens for the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great lens

                  By Chuck Wilson

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

                  Just picked up this lens recently. After purchasing the 35mm & 50mm "plastic fantastics" I found they were not wide enough. Loving it so far.

                  I am an avid railfan and will use this lens on my Pentax K5 II as my go to lens for taking train photos.

                  The only drawbacks I have so far with just a few hours of shooting are as follows. The lens cap screws on and off and when I am in a hurry to capture a photo of a moving train it is difficult to remove quickly. Also the lens does seem soft in the corners but that might be operator error. I might have to increase the shutter speed to get the moving train in focus in the whole frame. The edges were a tad blurry and I was shooting at 1/500.

                  Other then that I think I am really going to like this lens as I can get a huge train engine in frame and it shows great detail & color.

                  I also plan on using this lens for some landscape photos in Brown County Indiana. Can't wait until October of this year to capture the great fall colors with this lens.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent quality

                  By Geoff

                  from Perth, Australia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • F 28
                  • Prefer F28

                  Best Uses

                  • Buildings
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver):

                  Using this lens for night photography, with the focus on the heavens above. The sharpness, colour contrast and quality is excellent. It would have been a better lens if built as F2.8 rather than F4. Still very happen and would recommend this lens.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Compact and wide, sharp images

                  By Bob S.

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver):

                    Full landscape shots are great.
                    Light weight is a real plus along with small size.
                    I like the built in sunshade and metal exterior.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    Filters & Filter Kits

                    Show more >
                    Hoya -  49mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
                    • You Pay: $23.90
                     
                    Hoya -  49mm Digital Filter Kit II
                    • You Pay: $59.95
                     

                    Filter Holders

                    Show more >
                    XUME -  49mm Lens Adapter and Filter Holder Starter Kit
                    • You Pay: $45.95
                     

                    Lens Mount Caps

                    Show more >
                    Sensei -  49mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
                    • You Pay: $3.95
                     

                    Protective Wraps & Mats

                    Show more >
                    OP/TECH USA -  11" Soft Wrap (Black)
                    • You Pay: $10.95
                     
                    View all Accessories
                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                    Close

                    Close

                    Close