Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR

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Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR
Key Features
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The Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Lens is a high-quality fixed-aperture f/4 lens designed exclusively for use with digital SLR cameras. This lens brings together advanced optical technologies, including aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements, and original lens coatings. It offers a versatile wide to medium-telephoto zoom range, and allows for a wider range of shooting applications over the more standard zoom lenses.

This lens comes equipped with the SDM focusing system, which assures smoother and quieter auto-focusing operation by using a built-in supersonic motor. Since this lens only has electrical contacts to communicate between the lens and the camera, autofocusing will only be possible with DSLR cameras that support SDM (e.g. K10D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, and later models). When mounted on older Pentax digital SLR camera bodies, only manual focusing will be possible.

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Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultra-Wide to Medium-Telephoto
  • 3High Optical Performance
  • 4Exclusive Digital Design
  • 5SP Coating
  • 6Quick-Shift Focus System
  • 7Updated Lens Mount

The Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Lens is a high-quality fixed-aperture f/4 lens designed exclusively for use with digital SLR cameras. This lens brings together advanced optical technologies, including aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements, and original lens coatings. It offers a versatile wide to medium-telephoto zoom range, and allows for a wider range of shooting applications over the more standard zoom lenses.

This lens comes equipped with the SDM focusing system, which assures smoother and quieter auto-focusing operation by using a built-in supersonic motor. Since this lens only has electrical contacts to communicate between the lens and the camera, autofocusing will only be possible with DSLR cameras that support SDM (e.g. K10D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, and later models). When mounted on older Pentax digital SLR camera bodies, only manual focusing will be possible.

Note:
Not recommended for 35mm film SLR cameras, and digital SLR cameras that don't support SDM feature.

Ultra-Wide to Medium-Telephoto

Equivalent focal length of 26-107mm in 35mm format, when used with digital SLR cameras.

High Optical Performance

ED and aspherical elements compensate for chromatic and spherical aberration.

Exclusive Digital Design

The image circle of the lens has been created to match the smaller image recording area of digital SLR cameras. This ensures precise optical performance ideally suited to the camera's digital imaging characteristics.

SP Coating

SP (Super Protective) coating made of a special fluoride compound has been applied to the front surface of the new lens through the use of a unique evaporation process. As a result, the lens offers excellent water- and oil-repellent performance and makes for easier cleaning should the lens be accidentally smeared with fingerprints or cosmetics.

Quick-Shift Focus System

The Quick-Shift Focus System allows to instantly shift to manual focus once the subject is captured by AF.

Updated Lens Mount

Features the Pentax KAF3 mount, which incorporates electrical contacts to drive the built-in supersonic motor used in autofocusing operation.
Note:
AF not supported when used with cameras that are not compatible with SDM system.

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Specs

Focal Length17 to 70mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.5 to 105mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View23° to 79°
Minimum Focus Distance11.04" / 28.04 cm
Maximum Magnification0.31x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 3.7" / 7.62 x 9.4 cm
Weight1.07 lb / 485 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.54 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.35 x 4.25"
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Is this lens good for video?

Is this lens good for video?
Asked by: Elisha
While this is can be used for video, it is best to manually focus it to avoid any unwanted sound from the autofocus motor in your playback.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-10

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Can the AF motor be repaired or replaced? Mine stopped working.
Asked by: Wayne B.
Yes, but it would be with a Pentax repair shop. You should contact Pentax directly to get started.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this lens work on my K-r?
Asked by: Diane F.
Yes, the Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR would be fully compatible for use on the Pentax K-r DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is the autofocus function on this lens operable with the Pentax k-X?
Asked by: Michael
As a follow-up to my previous response to your question, Pentax customer Service can best answer your question. With respect to the auto focus issue I encountered, my lens was found to have a problem auto focusing at certain levels of contrast, and so it is being replaced. Except for that problem, it worked fine.
Answered by: DAVID H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this lens work on the K-3?
Asked by: Anonymous
The SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 lens is fully compatible with the K-3, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can this be used with the Pentax K-50?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens would be compatible with the Pentax K-50.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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