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Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR Lens

BH #PE702104HDDA • MFR #21217
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR Lens
Key Features
  • K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Anomalous Dispersion Elements
Covering a range of useful telephoto focal lengths, the HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR from Pentax is a flexible zoom characterized by its reach, range, and relatively sleek design. It features a constant f/4 maximum aperture that maintains consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers increased control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects. The optical design incorporates a series of low dispersion elements that help to minimize chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy and a multi-layer HD Coating also helps to suppress flare and surface reflections for improved contrast. Complementing the optics is an SDM autofocus system that delivers especially quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance that suits both stills and video applications. Additionally, the lens is moisture-resistant and has a Super Protect coating on the front element to enable its use in trying environmental conditions.
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Pentax D FA 70-200mm f/4 ED SDM WR Overview

Covering a range of useful telephoto focal lengths, the HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR from Pentax is a flexible zoom characterized by its reach, range, and relatively sleek design. It features a constant f/4 maximum aperture that maintains consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers increased control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects. The optical design incorporates a series of low dispersion elements that help to minimize chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy and a multi-layer HD Coating also helps to suppress flare and surface reflections for improved contrast. Complementing the optics is an SDM autofocus system that delivers especially quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance that suits both stills and video applications. Additionally, the lens is moisture-resistant and has a Super Protect coating on the front element to enable its use in trying environmental conditions.

Telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Pentax K-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 105-315mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
Three extra-low dispersion elements and two anomalous dispersion elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to improve clarity and color accuracy.
Multi-layer HD Coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Ring-type Supersonic Direct-drive Motor (SDM) delivers quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to suit working with moving subjects. A Quick-Shift Focus System also allows for quick switching between AF and MF settings and a two-type focus range limiter helps to quicken focusing times.
Internal focusing and zooming mechanisms maintain the overall lens length during use for easier, more intuitive handling and faster performance.
A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and an SP (Super Protect) coating has also been applied to the front lens element to guard against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Electromagnetic diaphragm enables more accurate exposure control during video recording. This mechanism is available only when used in conjunction with K-1 Mark II, K-1, K-3 Mark II, K-3, KP, K-70, K-50, K-S2, and K-S1 cameras.
UPC: 027075300804

Pentax D FA 70-200mm f/4 ED SDM WR Specs

Focal Length70 to 210mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34.5° to 11.8°
Minimum Focus Distance3.12' / 95 cm
Maximum Magnification0.32x
Optical Design20 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.09 x 6.89" / 78.5 x 175 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.89" / 175 mm
Weight1.8 lb / 819 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.595 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 6.1 x 6"

Pentax D FA 70-200mm f/4 ED SDM WR Reviews

Very Good Lens

By Leslie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-23

Excellent overall optical quality & automatic focus system. Well balanced, hand held, with a full frame camera. Use on a ball head requires a larger ball mount and significant tightening of the friction control. I likely will purchase a review suggested tripod collar to improve the ball head use. Of course, balances easily on a gimbal head. Pleasing bokeh.

Great lens and image quality!

By James J.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-09

I also shoot Canon and this Pentax 70-210mm f/4 lens is really just an incredible lens, just about as sharp as it's Canon equivalent. (need to pixel peep to see the difference except right at the long end I would say the Canon 70-200 f/4 is slightly sharper. Regardless, I am very satisfied with this Pentax lens and it's image quality is superb.

Perfect for the K1

By Kirk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-05

I bought my K1 thinking that my Pentax/Ricoh legacy K-mount Legacy lenses would work with the new digital cameras. I was very disappointed. None of the lenses had the field resolution or color fidelity to match the capabilities of my K1. I had been very happy with my Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens, but I was still relying on legacy prime lenses for telephoto (up to 135mm). Because purchasing a new HD was a substantial investment I debated going with the f 2.8 of the f 4 telephoto zoom. B&H reviews, as always, helped me make my decision. I primarily take landscape and nature photos, most often with a tripod in conditions of low light. The weight and size of the lens was also a strong consideration as I often hike with my camera. I selected the f 4 over the f 2.8 for these reasons. The lens is amazing for my uses: bright colors and needle sharp resolution across the focus plane. This is the perfect choice for the K1 and the way I use it.

A Great Lens!

By Carl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-24

As a long-time user of Pentax equipment, since the early days of the Spotmatic, I am very pleased with the recent addition to my collection of lenses. Quick, accurate, and silent focusing. As always, the customer service from B&H is responsive and timely.

Terrific lens!

By Jerome
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

I had avoided upgrading to full frame because I wasn’t about to lug the heavy 70-200/2.8 around the world. When Pentax z bounced the much lighter 70-210/4, I jumped in. It makes me very happy that they did andctvst I did. It’s a very handy optic. The absence of a tripod collar is easily remedied with the use of the Tamron collar for its own 70-210. It fits the Pentax lens like a glove. Like all such zooms, the best sharpness is I gained slightly away from the extremes of the optical range and stopped down at least a bit from wide open.

Great addition to my bag

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-01

I very happy with this lens, I purchased this for my recent trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Very sharp, quiet, and lightweight. I'm actually more impressed than I anticipated being. Shot some Bison and the eyes were tack sharp. Don't need the heavy 2.8 for landscape shooting.

A great all-rounder

By Lin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-15

I've only had this lens for a few days, but I'm sure my first impressions will stick. I've tired it out on both the Pentax K3 II and K1 and so far it has handled everything I wanted it for, close-ups, landscapes and action shots. I haven't found anything to disappoint.

Excellent lens

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-08

This lens works really well on my K-70. It is a little long but balances well in the hand. Colors are warm and rich. It appears to be sharp at both ends at f5.6 where I use it the most. Surprised that it didn’t get a DA* rating from Pentax.

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