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Pentax HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens (Black)

BH #PE2132DALB • MFR #21410
Pentax HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Pentax K Mount
  • 31.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.2 to f/22
  • Compact Pancake-Style Design
The black HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens from Pentax is a compact pancake-style prime wide-angle lens providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 31.5mm. The broad 68° angle of view is well-suited to all-around shooting for both interior and exterior locations. 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 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.
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Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Overview

The black HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens from Pentax is a compact pancake-style prime wide-angle lens providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 31.5mm. The broad 68° angle of view is well-suited to all-around shooting for both interior and exterior locations. 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 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 31.5mm, covering a broad angle of view of 68°.
Compact, thin pancake 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.
UPC: 027075273641

Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Specs

Focal Length21mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 31.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View68°
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20.07 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design8 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 1" / 63.5 x 25.4 mm
Weight4.2 oz / 119 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.58 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.85 x 3.65 x 3.45"

Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Reviews

Very good wide angle lens

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-29

Very nice lens. Small form factor. Focus ring is easy to access. Focus distance scale is a nice feature to. Very happy with this purchase.

Bolet Flashu.

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-26

Friggen great!

Wide Angle Rendering for Pentax

By Richard A
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-29

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL (black) A high quality lightweight pancake, moderate wide angle, very small, has useful 35mm equivalent of 31.5mm. Excellent sharpness. Has fast auto focus, with slight audible noise, but with desirable quick shift manual. Using manual focus is smooth, accurate, and short rotation. Uses 49mm filters without hood, but with the included efficient & ingenious Voightlander style lens shade which accommodates 43mm filters keeps a profile small. Appears to have very good resistance to flare. The lens has some illumination fall off, not noticeable at f/5.6.  Good close focus magnification is adequate for some subjects. Bokeh obtained at wide aperture has attractive soft focus quality. Color accuracy is superb. 3d rendering is charming & character is unique.  Wide view is useful for landscape and tight interiors.

Sleeper Lens

By C. Pena
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-06

I own the older version and it was a huge surprise how good the lens is for f/4. Colours are outstanding and the focal,length is percent for APS-C sensors. The lens is highly compact, light and portable, but with quick shift focus and rugged to boot. Focus is lightning fast. When I check my stats I find this lens is my most used of all the DA series, which surprised me.

Great price, great service

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-11

Lens arrived as expected, awesome price and the usual free shipping.

very good lens

By Dominic
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-15

i love the colors, sharpness and focal length, maybe my favorite DA Limited lens

Great walk around lens

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

As a prime lens, the quality of the images is fantastic. I like the combination of this lens and the Pentax k-70 camera body. I feel like I am stealing something given the price to quality ratio.

Used in my trip to New York, It never left my camera.

By Maria Ines
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-30

I like it very much, the size, the color rendering, contrast , sharpness (but a bit soft in corners when wide open). It replaced my DA 35 f2.4 as a walk around lens. I used it during a week in NY streets together with DA 50. The make a perfect duo as a light travel kit.

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Country of Origin?
Asked by: DENN
The country of origin for the Pentax HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens (Black) B&H # PE2132DALB is Vietnam and subject to change.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-24

are the silver lenses made of aluminum?

are the silver lenses made of aluminum?
Asked by: douglas
According to the press release that was released on August 27, 2013, the Limited lenses' (such as the Pentax HD Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Lens (Silver), B&H # PE2132DALS) lens barrel, hood, and cap are all made of a high-grade aluminum material, hand-machined for perfect proportions and beautiful texture. All of the lenses come in a silver version in addition to the black version.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-06-17

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Would the DA 21mm be a good lens for my K-50? I need a wide angle lens, since I am starting to shoot some photos for my friends landscaping business.
Asked by: Don S.
Very nice lightweight lens if you accept it's limitations. It has an equivalent field of view of 31mm for a full frame sensor view. Prefer the Pentax 15mm with equivalent 22.5mm field of view for Landscapes. However with shooting photos for a Landscaping business it might work well since you can zoom out with your feet and still get the shot.
Answered by: Bruce E.
Date published: 2020-05-26
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