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Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF) Autofocus Lens USA

You Pay: $946.95

The Pentax smc P-DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF) is designed to be used with digital SLR cameras. It incorporates a high-refraction extra low dispersion (ED) glass element to produce a high-resolution, high-contrast image with true-to-life color rendition, and features an Internal Focus system to make focusing smoother and faster.

Like all Pentax lenses, this lens is treated with smc coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast images.

Note! Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras.

DA series is specifically designed for digital cameras
(ED) glass element to produce high-resolution, higher-contrast images
Internal Focus system makes focusing smoother and faster
Performance
Focal Length 14mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 21 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 90°
Minimum Focus Distance 6.72" (17.07 cm)
Magnification 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 12/11
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 2.7" (8.38 x 6.86 cm)
Weight 14.8 oz (420 g)
Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF) Autofocus Lens
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    PentaxSuper Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (3)
      • Travel (3)
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      5.0

      90 degree field of view

      By Colorado Bear

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 90 Degree Fov
      • Fast F28
      • Perfect Pentax Optics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Aircraft
        • Architecture
        • Automobiles
        • Museums

        Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

        This is just the lens I needed for shooting pictures in museums, where the lighting is universally horrible, and where exhibits are so close together you have to be very close to the subject.

        At f2.8, coupled with the higher ASA possibilities of the Pentax cameras, lighting is no longer a problem. In most cases, I can shoot without a flash, so as not to get reflections off display cases and chrome. And of course, depth of field is never a problem with wide angle lenses. So, I can open the lens a bit and gain a little more light without my photography suffering from a shallow depth of field. I don't have to shoot at f16.

        In particular, the 90-degree field of view is perfect for taking pictures of automobile dash boards and aircraft cockpits.

        The 90-degree field of view is also useful in architectural photography. Just put the back of the camera plumb to the ground, use the vertical format, and you'll see upward at a 45 degree angle. From there, simply crop off the bottom of the photograph. Using this method, you do not get the perspective problem of the upper floors of a building converging to a point. I have an older K-mount shift lens, which I have used on my K-5-II, but this 14mm lens is far easier. This method also allows me to shoot tall missiles at rocket parks.

        In challengine situations, this lens is the real deal.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        This is a good lens for landscape.

        By Fernando

        from Brasília, Brazil

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

          I use this lens for nature photography. The focus can be done very close to the object. Allows, for example, shooting a flower and still show the environment where it occurs.

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          • No

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          4.0

          A BEATY FOR LANDSCAPES/INTERIOR ROOMS

          By PAUL GRADY

          from SEATTLE, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

              STUNNING IMAGES FOR LANDSCAPES/INDOOR INTERIORS...I GAVE IT A 4 STAR CAUSE I HAVE USED IT FOR INDOOR CONCERTS AND ALTHOUGH THE 14M PERSPECTIVE IS AWESOME, THE 2.8 IS NOT TACK SHARP LIKE ALL PRIMES SHOULD BE...YES SOFT BUT IMAGES STILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ARTISTIC LOOK AT WIDE OPEN 2.8 SETTING....ALL IN ALL THIS LENSE DELIVERS BEAUTIFUL EXPOSURES IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR CAMARA!!!

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              4.0

              I think I would buy this product again.

              By Kent in PDX

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

              Soft focus under f4.0. Great for distance landscapes.

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              5.0

              A really great addition to your lens col

              By EDH Jeff

              from El Dorado Hills, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

                A really wonderful wide angle lens that I use for landscape photography. A fast lens with great field of view and little discernable distortion

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                4.0

                90 degree WA opens new vistas for me

                By Nick

                from St. Paul, MN

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

                  I've used it for landscapes and group portraits.
                  It enables me to work in tight areas that would make good photographs impossible with other lenses. It's sharp enough for me, even wide open, but of course it could be sharper at f2.8.

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                  4.0

                  Superb for an extreme wide angle.

                  By Lance B

                  from Sydney, Australia

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent image quality

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Understandably large.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

                    This is one of my most used lenses for landscape and it is a gem. It is sharp, has excellent contrast and colour rendition, nice bokeh and very little distortions. Some of my best photos were taken with this lens.

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                    4.0

                    Great wide angle for Pentax

                    By Clawhammer

                    from Sandy City, UT

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Built like a tank
                    • Fast
                    • Wide

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscapes
                    • Slot Canyons

                    Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

                    This is an awesome lens. It is built very well with lots of metal so it's heavier than one might think. Distortion is very well controlled for such a wide lens. It is a little soft at f/2.8, but not so much that it's a deal breaker. All in all, a great lens and a good buy.

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                    3.0

                    Disappointing...

                    By TomInJax

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent quality at f8
                    • Low distortion

                    Cons

                    • Very soft wide open

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Pentax Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 14mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens:

                    Since it is a prime lens, I expected stellar performance. It didn't quite measure up. Wide open, it is very soft. If you are going to take group portraits of elderly women, then this is your lens. Otherwise, prepare to stop down to f/5.6 before you get usable results.

                    From f/8 to f/11 the lens sparkles. The images need very little if any PP work. Beautiful contrast, sharpness, and saturation.

                    Unfortunately, unless you need f/2.8 you will be much better off with the Sigma 10-20mm or the Pentax 12-24mm.

                      • Similar:
                      • Zenitar 16mm f/2.8, Sigma 10-20mm

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