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Pentax HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black)

You Pay: $746.95
Product Highlights
  • Pentax K Mount
  • 105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.4 to f/22
  • Compact Portrait-Length Lens
  • High-Grade Multi-Layer HD Coating
  • Super Protect Lens Coating
  • Quick-Shift Focus System
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

The black HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens from Pentax is a prime portrait-length lens providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 105mm. This short-telephoto 23° angle of view is well-suited to portrait and landscape shooting as well as general long lens applications. 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 nine-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 portrait-length lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 105mm, covering a longer-than-normal perspective that is well-suited to portraiture.
Compact lens design measures just 1"-thick.
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.
Performance
Focal Length 70mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 105 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 23°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (70.10 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front:49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1" (63.50 x 25.40 mm)
Weight 4.6 oz (130 g)
Pentax HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black)
  • Lens Cap
  • Metal Lens Hood
  • Rear Lens Cap (B) for Bayonet Mount Lenses
  • 70mm DA Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (3)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Smallest 100mm equivalent you will find

        By Kavootles

        from Iowa City, Ia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

          Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black):

          I have a collection of old pentax lens and cameras. I just got an mx-s on [*]. I have a K20 from a few years ago. I have a spotmatic with the 50mm takumar. Today that lens would cost $1200. I shot pentax for years before selling it all and going for canon autofocus. After a while I started buying it back. Lately I have acquired some L glass and a canon 6d. I am telling you all this to put my remarks and rating into perspective. The 70mm da is the smallest portrait lens you will find. I also have a green ring 40mm da. I don't like the sound of them. I don't like the focus rings. It's probably why I have collected maybe 20 manual focus pentax lenses. With the canon 6d and the 50mm L or the 135mm L I can shoot in the dark and the out of focus! It gives me goose bumps. But, but.. when you look at the pictures that the da produces.. its that old pentax magic. Portraits, portraits, and travel portraits! In travel portraits, you don't actually want the background out of focus. If you were going to do that .. f1.2 you could take the photos in a parking lot at home. Anyway, the da are just something I can't avoid. I know, I know.. I ought to pick up a newer camera to make them shine. I'll probably get there.

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          5.0

          Portrait Lens and Short Tele

          By Waterfall

          from Minnesota, north of 47th Parallel

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black):

            This is a new lens and I have shot fewer than 100 images, all inside with available light and varying ISO. Portraits of my cats are great. No people portraits available due to lack of model releases at this time. Lens has typical great Pentax Limited build quality and fast AF. The lens itself is a beautiful piece of machinery. Built-in sliding hood works well. Lens cap is not an issue and does not fall off unless you put it over the hood and then push the hood back into the barrel.

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            5.0

            Stunning lens

            By John PadaWan

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • F24 Constant
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Portrait
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Silver):

            This lens is incredible. Mounted on a K-3, this lens is a killer, I used it mainly for portrait and close-up. At f/2.4 or even 2.8, the bokeh is wonderful and the details great. It is well build for a DA (actually a new HD DA type in Ricoh/Pentax arsenal). The only thing that can discourage people for buying this lens is this price. It is not a telezoom, not a SDM and not tropicalized but opens at f/2.4 constantly (very bright), slim for a 70mm and sold with a very discret hood (I really like it because very efficient). The only thing that decided me is the pictures taken with this lens. Once you see them, you want the lens. You won't regret it.

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