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Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens

You Pay: $296.95
Product Highlights
  • Equivalent to 83-249mm in 35mm Format
  • Pentax Q-Mount
  • f/2.8 Max Aperture Throughout Zoom Range
  • Quick-Shift Focus System
  • Compact and Lightweight Design

The Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens is a long-range telephoto zoom lens equivalent to 83-249mm in the 35mm format. It is compatible with Pentax Q-mount cameras and features a wide maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. Within the lens construction, two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element are included for greater image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Super Protect (SP) coating is applied to the front lens surface for enhanced protection and greater ease when cleaning.

This lens also features the Quick-Shift focus system for instantly switching between auto and manual focus modes during use. Its extremely compact design, measuring approximately 2 x 2.2", and light weight, 3.2 ounces, complements the small form-factor of Pentax Q cameras.

Telephoto zoom lens is equivalent to 83-249mm in 35mm format.
Bright, wide f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range.
Compatible with Pentax Q-mount cameras.
Two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element improve image clarity and sharpness.
Quick-Shift focus system enables expedited transitions between auto and manual focusing modes.
Performance
Focal Length 15 - 45mm 1
Please Note:

Equivalent to 83-249mm in 35mm format

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Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Camera Mount Type Pentax Q
Format Compatibility Pentax Q
Angle of View 29° - 9°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1 m)
Magnification 0.05x
Elements/Groups 14/10
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 1.96 x 2.2" (49.78 x 55.88 mm)
Weight 3.17 oz (90 g)
Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens
  • 40.5mm Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Mount Cover for Pentax Q-mount Lenses
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Pentax06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Good little lens

      By Just Plain Mike

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Crisp Images
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Light And Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Parafocal

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Street photography

      Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

      I use my mirrorless camera primarily for street photography, since it is less conspicuous than a DSLR with zoom or telephoto lens. I love the size of the lens, very compact and light. The zoom is smooth and easy, and the autofocus is quick. It is a parafocal lens, so I can zoom all the way in, focus, then zoom out and compose. I really like that aspect of the lens.

      The images I've shot have been very clear, though I've been doing mostly B&W, so I can't vouch for the color accuracy.

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      5.0

      Adds great versatility.

      By Photo Rob

      from Honolulu, HI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

        The Q system really lacked zoom until this lens was released. The fact that its 2.8 the whole way through just sweetens the pot and helps to keep your shutter speed up if you really don't want to push the ISO too high.

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        5.0

        Fast, sharp, it's a keeper

        By Verboten

        from Albany, OR

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Constant Aperture
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • F28
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Sharp
        • Small size

        Cons

        • Odd Retracting Design

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

        Sharp with good low light performance. Overall I'm very pleased with this lens and would recommend it to anyone who's investing in the Pentax Q system.

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        5.0

        A very powerful lens

        By Sagi

        from Maribor, Slovenia

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

          This lens is a great and so much needed addition to the Q lens line-up. It's a very powerful lens with constant f/2.8 aperture. The optics assures very sharp pictures and I'm really glad I purchased this lens for a very reasonable price.

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By Lynn

          from Old Lyme CT

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Optics
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Easy Small Light Weight
            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

            I needed a light take with me anywhere camera and a good lens. I purchased the Pentax Q10 and this lens. I could not be happier. The camera takes great photos, the lens does everything I thought it would.

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            5.0

            Small Wonder

            By SCA

            from Springfielf, VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

                The Pentax Q is the camera I didn't think I needed but got for a good price and am glad I did. That said, the release of the 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 was a welcomed addition to make up a tiny go-pack two lens/camera setup. It is only slightly longer than the 02 Standard 5-15mm zoom and weighs almost nothing. For times when the K-5 kit is too much, the Q kit is great and the lens combo works very well.

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                4.0

                Nice

                By Glenn

                from USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Af Can Be Slowlow Light
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Weak focus ring

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

                So far I've found this lens to be a good value. Optics appear to be nice, with minimal CA in OOF areas. Sharp with nice color/contrast and f2.8 constant, can't beat that in a lens this size!Construction is good but not great. The 02 lens feels more solid, and the focus ring on the 06 is to thin. It gives to the lightest pressure, but it doesn't actually bend- just flexes alot. I shimmed mine and it minimized that and also stopped the other build issue. That being it's way to easy to nudge the focus ring when zooming. In fact I think at times the zoom ring movement turned the focus ring enough to kick in the MF assist feature (if you use that). That drove me nuts. Shimming it also improved the lack of resistance that focus by wire gives you. Not a fan of focus by wire, but adapting to it. All in all, it's a very good lens. I'd give it a 5 IF the focus ring was more solid.

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