Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens

Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens

Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • K Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical & Three ED Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion Aspherical Element
  • HD Lens Coating
  • Supersonic Direct-Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Quick-Shift Focus, Zoom Lock Lever
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

A fast, standard zoom featuring a sophisticated optical design, the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens from Pentax is designed for use on full-frame K mount DSLRs, as well as APS-C cameras where it provides a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and pairs with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce smooth shallow depth of field imagery. The lens' design incorporates a trio of extra-low dispersion elements, three aspherical elements, and one anomalous dispersion aspherical element to control a variety of aberrations and distortions in order to produce well-corrected images with notable sharpness and even illumination. An HD coating has also been applied to further benefit working in difficult lighting conditions by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality.

Complementing the optical performance of the lens is a Supersonic Direct-drive Motor, which offers fast, quiet, and quick autofocus performance that is ideal for both stills and video shooting. A weather-resistant construction is also featured, for working in harsh environments, and a Quick-Shift Focus System and zoom lock lever offer intuitive handling and control.

Standard 24-70mm zoom lens is designed for Pentax K mount full-frame DSLRs/SLRs and is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 36-105mm equivalent focal length range.
Fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range, benefits working in difficult lighting conditions, and offers greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field applications.
A 17 elements in 12 groups design features three extra-low dispersion elements, three aspherical elements, and one anomalous dispersion glass-molded aspherical element. This combination helps to substantially reduce chromatic aberrations and various distortions throughout the zoom range and also offers enhanced sharpness, clarity, and edge-to-edge illumination throughout the aperture range.
An HD coating has been applied to lens elements to minimize flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality when working in harsh, backlit lighting conditions.
A Supersonic Direct-drive Motor (SDM) benefits autofocus operation with smooth, quiet, and accurate performance to support both stills and video applications.
A weather-resistant construction incorporates five weather seals to protect against moisture for working in inclement conditions.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
Quick-Shift Focus System lets you manually control focus at any time, even when working in AF mode, by simply rotating the focus ring.
A zoom lock lever prevents the lens from extending under its own weight when carrying.
UPC: 027075293557
In the Box
Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens
  • PH-RBD82 Lens Hood
  • O-LC82 Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap (B) for Bayonet Mount Lenses
  • S120-150 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 24 - 70mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Pentax K
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    APS-C
    Angle of View 84° - 34.5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38 cm)
    Magnification 0.2x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.31" (88.5 x 109.5 mm)
    Weight 1.73 lb (787 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.795 x 6.063 x 4.646"

    Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 reviews

    HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Put on my Pentax K-3 for immediate testing and I was amazed. First, the focus is lightning fast and spot on. Second, the image was tack sharp which one expects in the middle of the image but when I zoomed in close on all the edges, I could not find any soft spots. Tested outdoors and indoors with and without a flash to include studio portraits at 70mm. Everything was sharp, sharp, sharp! I have previously used Tamron SP lenses with my K-3 and they were great especially for the cost/bang per buck, but this D FA 24-70 takes everything to a new level. Can you tell I love this lens?
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens to match with Pentax K1 This lens has 'Made in Japan' stamped on it and many suspect it is manufactured at the Tamron plant there. Pentax lens manufacturing in general ceased in Japan a few years back. It is similar to the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC but lacks the VC mechanics (Pentax cameras have IBIS and in lens VC is not required). It also has modern SP & HD Pentax lens coatings which improve flare resistance and increase contrast. In practice, this lens is super sharp on a K1 and has very fast & quiet auto focus. This makes a very capable combination paired with the 36MP FF K1 camera.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is an amazing lens. I had planned on replacing my K7 with the K1 and buying this lens at the same time, but the K1s were back ordered on the same day they were released. I wemt ahead and ordered this lens anyway, anticipating having a K1 soon. The first noticeable thing with this lens was its size, it is a big one, but with the great results itt's well worth the extra lug. On the K7, the lens is incredibly fast, quiet, and accurate, yielding crisp images edge to edge, even in low light. AA++ for Ricoh/Pentax!
    Date published: 2016-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens! This lens is perfect for the Pentax K-1. It offers a bright image in the viewfinder, fast autofocussing, and clear, crisp (and huge!) images. Even though it is a big lens, it's not that much bigger than the Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Lens which I'd been using. It has a zoom lock to prevent the lens from inadvertently extending, but I've found it's not really necessary for storage or walking around. Still a nice insurance if you're going to be out and about with the camera around your neck.
    Date published: 2017-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great match with the K1 I initially the Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens, rather than the 24-70 f/2.8 because of the price, it's wider zoom range, and positive reviews. Also the 28-105 has the quiet and quick direct drive autofocus motor, not the SDM motor. In the past I've not had good experiences with the SDM on my *16-50mm f/2.4 and *55mm f/1.4 lenses. I got really pleasing shots with the 28-105, but decided to bite the bullet and exchange the lens for the faster, bigger, and more expensive 24-70 f2.8. I had absolute no problems making the exchange (kudos to B&H, again). The D FA 24-70 is the perfect match for my K1. Yes, it's a larger and heavier lens but it balances just as well on the K1 as the 28-105, the low light performance is outstanding and the SDM autofocus motor is not the same SDM of a few years ago; this one works flawlessly so far. No hunting or squeaking, just quiet, quick and accurate focus. I've only had it for a few weeks but I anticipate a long and happy marriage with this lens.
    Date published: 2016-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for low light shooting. I am not a professional photographer, but I have had no problems, and great success with this lens, using my new Pentax k3-2 camera. Brings out light that I can't even see with the naked eye, with a faster shutter speed in low light settings.
    Date published: 2016-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all-purpose zoom Love this lens. It's extremely sharp (especially center frame), utterly silent and quick to focus, can create lovely bokeh, and handles comfortably. Before I bought it, I thought image quality might be a noticeable compromise from my go-to 31 limited as a walkaround lens, and it's most definitely not--the images that come out of this lens are really great, particularly if stopped down a touch (though not necessary). The 31 still has its place, particularly indoors and in lower light, but if I need an all-purpose lens then this has now become my standard. It does vignette a bit at the widest angles, but that's quickly compensated in Lightroom. It's also large but not terribly heavy (it's a mosquito compared to the D-FA* 70-200), and seems to fit and balance well when on the K-1. If you're thinking of getting this one, you will not be disappointed at all. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2017-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST ALL AROUND ZOOM LENS FOR THE PENTAX K-1 Having a constant f/2.8 aperture is a plus!! This lens compliments the Pentax K-1 to a tee! Built like a tank just like the K-1 body!! Images are tack sharp! Love it !!!
    Date published: 2016-07-03
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