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Pentax HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

BH #PE7020028 • MFR #21330
Pentax HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens
Key Features
  • K-Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • 105-300mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
Pairing a versatile zoom range with a fast, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, the HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens is a telephoto zoom designed for Pentax K-mount DSLRs. Offering a 105-300mm-equivalent focal length range with APS-C cameras, this lens is particularly well-suited to sports, landscape, and wildlife uses, especially when working in trying light conditions. Extra-low dispersion glass elements have been incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions, as well as produce a high degree of sharpness from edge-to-edge. HD and Aero Bright coatings have also been applied to lens elements to reduce reflections and flare and a Super Protect coating also helps to shield the front and rear elements from dust, water, and oils. Further enabling its use in difficult conditions, this 70-200mm f/2.8 also features a weather-resistant construction with 13 separate seals to block moisture and dust from entering the lens.
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Pentax D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Overview

Pairing a versatile zoom range with a fast, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, the HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens is a telephoto zoom designed for Pentax K-mount DSLRs. Offering a 105-300mm-equivalent focal length range with APS-C cameras, this lens is particularly well-suited to sports, landscape, and wildlife uses, especially when working in trying light conditions. Extra-low dispersion glass elements have been incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions, as well as produce a high degree of sharpness from edge-to-edge. HD and Aero Bright coatings have also been applied to lens elements to reduce reflections and flare and a Super Protect coating also helps to shield the front and rear elements from dust, water, and oils. Further enabling its use in difficult conditions, this 70-200mm f/2.8 also features a weather-resistant construction with 13 separate seals to block moisture and dust from entering the lens.

In regard to focusing, a DC autofocus motor realizes fast and quiet performance and is accentuated by the Quick-Shift Focus System for changing between AF and MF control by simply turning the focusing ring. Additionally, a removable, rotating tripod collar is included with the lens for more even balance when shooting atop a tripod.

One of the most versatile zoom ranges, this 70-200mm lens provides a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range when used with Pentax APS-C DSLRs.
A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture delivers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and is particularly beneficial to creating shallow depth of field imagery.
Extra-low dispersion glass elements are incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and produce high image clarity with edge-to-edge sharpness.
High Definition (HD) and Aero Bright coatings have been applied to lens elements to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to deliver greater contrast and color fidelity. Additionally, a Super Protect (SP) coating also helps to protect the surface of exposed elements from fingerprints, water, dust, and oils and also makes the front and rear elements easier to clean.
A Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor benefits from an internal focusing design and delivers fast, smooth, and quiet focusing performance.
The Quick-Shift Focus System allows you to first use autofocus to acquire general focus on a subject, then instantly refine your focus position manually without the need for an AF/MF selector.
A focus range limiter allows you to constrain the lens' focus range between different sets of distances for faster performance and greater responsiveness.
The weather-resistant construction utilizes 13 distinct seals to prevent moisture or dust from entering the lens.
A removable, rotating tripod collar is included with the lens for better balance when shooting atop a tripod.
UPC: 027075286917

Pentax D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 105 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34.5° to 12.5°
Minimum Focus Distance3.94' / 1.2 m
Close-Up Magnification0.13x
Optical Design19 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.6 x 7.99" / 91.5 x 203 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.98" / 202.8 mm
Weight3.86 lb / 1755 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 8.15 x 7.25"
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How was your experience for using it on Pentax 645z camera?
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While 645z is a Pentax DSLR camera, too, the lens is designed for Pentax K DSLRs, i.e. recent APS-C cameras and a FF K-1). The lens is not compatible with 645z.
Answered by: Victor U.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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does either focusing or zooming change the length of the lens?
Asked by: David I.
The lens would offer internal focus and zoom, which would not change the length of the lens.
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Date published: 2020-12-24

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Is the tripod mount arca swiss compatible or is a separate adapter needed?
Asked by: Richard
The tripod collar mount is a standard 1/4 -20 thread.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is the removable part of the tripod collar compatible with the Pentax DA 300 f4? I lost that part of that 300mm lens.
Asked by: Tim
The tripod collars are not compatible. They are two different lenses.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I really love my K3 and do pet photography with it. I need a good zoom that's quick on AF. The Pentax smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Lens just doesn't autofocus quickly enough.The web page for this new Pentax 70-200 says The Quick-Shift Focus System allows you to first use autofocus to acquire general focus on a subject, then instantly refine your focus position manually without the need for an AF/MF selector. Is this Pentax again not being able to pinpoint focus the way Canon, Nikon, Tamron and Sigma seem capable of, or do we have a genuine capability here for instant lock on moving objects equivalent to say the Tamron 70-200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Well, Pentax AF is not that fast and accurate. DFA 70-200 is twice slower than Nikon and Canon 70-200 base on the test. AF-C is still not possible for accurate and sharp images. If you are a fast user, then Pentax is not your camera.
Answered by: Sun Kyong K.
Date published: 2019-10-05

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Under listed specs, only ASP-C is the compatible format. I thought FA lenses were native 35mm format. Is the information posted re compatibility accurate?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a full frame lens. but it is COMPATIBLE with APS-C. You can view a video on the most popular video streaming website with this lens being used with a K3 - the results are great!
Answered by: Peter C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is this a variable aperture lens? Meaning will the aperture change when I zoom in or out?
Asked by: John
The is not a variable aperture lens. Once you set the aperture you wanted the aperture will stay same even you zoom in or zoom out.
Answered by: Victor
Date published: 2019-06-02

Is the silver part of the lens on the silver ...

Is the silver part of the lens on the silver version made out of metal or it is plastic coated with silver layer?
Asked by: Lewis
The Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Silver Edition Lens is manufactured from a machined aluminum barrel and has a finely textured finish. The silver finish is simply painted aluminum metal.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-04-07
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