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Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens

BH #PE153028ED • MFR #21280
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens
Key Features
  • K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • ED Glass Elements
  • Super Protect & HD Multi-Layer Coatings
A specialized, ultra-wide angle zoom, the HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens from Pentax offers full-frame shooters an excellent f/2.8 constant aperture to allow for exceptional control over depth of field and the ability to work in low-light conditions. It uses ED glass elements to reduce aberrations and features an HD multi-layer coating to limit flare and ghosting. Operation is fast, with a Supersonic Direct-Drive Motor (SDM) for autofocus and it has a Quick-Shift focus system for switching between auto and manual focusing. And, it can focus down to 11" for convenience.
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Who makes this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is manufactured by Tamron to Pentax's standards, including Pentax's lens coating. It is a stellar performer. I was a bit nervous about buying it knowing it was a rebadge but it is a tremendous lens.
Answered by: Ari K.
Date published: 2020-10-21

What's the difference with the Tamron SP 15-30mm ...

What's the difference with the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens?
Asked by: Lee
Tamron does not have Pentax mount
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-17

Would you recommend this lens for portraits?

Would you recommend this lens for portraits?
Asked by: Ragen
Definitely not. This is a wide angle lens, and a fine one. It is intended for landscapes and architecture. For portraits you want a moderate telephoto, about 70 to 100 mm.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-04-15


Is there a filter holder/system for this?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the Lee Filter SW150 Mark II work perfectly. For this incredible sharp lens, finding a polarized filter was a must for me, Lee filter is the solution, expensive yes, but it work beautifully. For any Pentax lover, go for it, the lens will give you all you expect from it!
Answered by: Regent
Date published: 2018-12-24


Is this lens ideal for astrophotography?
Asked by: Kelly S.
It is a nice one for it. It depends on what you are trying to capture. I used it this summer to catch a small portion of the tree line along with the sky. I also used the D FA*70-200 to capture a different perspective. I use this lens primarily for architecture and real estate. It will do nicely if your main need is for astrophotography.. The real key to star and sky shots is the astro tracer function in the k3 and k1, though (I shoot with the k1). You will absolutely love this lens.
Answered by: Ari K.
Date published: 2020-10-21


Is this an internal focusing lens?
Asked by: Larry
it certainly is as well as manual focus to tweak the lens
Answered by: Dennis R B.
Date published: 2020-10-21


When manual focusing on my Pentax 15 x 30 mm f/2.8 the focusing ring will keep turning past infinity. I never noticed this before, is this normal..?
Asked by: Mike
Mine does it as well
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24
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