Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Lens

BH #PE56056DA • MFR #22180
Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Lens
Key Features
  • Equivalent to 859mm in 35mm Format
  • Compatible with Pentax K-Mount
  • HD and SP Coatings Improve Image Clarity
  • ED Elements Reduce Chromatic Aberration
The Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Lens is a super telephoto lens offering a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 859mm. This long reach lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and features a 9 rounded diaphragm blade construction. The optical construction of the lens includes a high-grade multi-layer HD coating on lens elements for sharp, clear imagery with reduced flare and ghosting due to internal reflections. The optical design mimics that of a telescope, and also includes two extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements to prevent chromatic aberration and maintain image clarity across the entire picture plane. A Super Protect (SP) coating is also applied for increased protection on the front element and for greater ease when cleaning.
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Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Overview

The Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Lens is a super telephoto lens offering a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 859mm. This long reach lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and features a 9 rounded diaphragm blade construction. The optical construction of the lens includes a high-grade multi-layer HD coating on lens elements for sharp, clear imagery with reduced flare and ghosting due to internal reflections. The optical design mimics that of a telescope, and also includes two extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements to prevent chromatic aberration and maintain image clarity across the entire picture plane. A Super Protect (SP) coating is also applied for increased protection on the front element and for greater ease when cleaning.

A built-in DC driving motor promotes smooth auto focusing, which can also be deactivated using the Quick-Shift focus system to instantly switch between AF and MF modes. A built-in filter holder within the lens barrel permits the use of 40.5mm filters (a circular polarizer is included) for greater accessibility to a variety of filters. Additionally the white lens barrel helps to minimize heat haze within the barrel while a dust and weatherproof construction ensures proper functionality in poor shooting conditions.

Super telephoto-length lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 859mm.
Telescope-type optical construction integrates two extra-low dispersion elements to help reduce chromatic aberration.
High-grade multi-layer HD coating and SP (Super Protect) coating ensure image fidelity, reduce lens flare, and provide additional protection to the lens elements.
AF driving motor (DC motor) produces smooth autofocus operation.
Dustproof and weather-resistant design utilizes 29 special seals for increased protection when working in the elements.
Built-in 40.5mm drop-in filter holder facilitates easier switching between filters.
Autofocus system is compatible with K10D and later Pentax K-mount bodies (manual focus is supported on all K-mount Pentax DSLRs).
UPC: 027075218406

Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Specs

Focal Length560mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 859mm)
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/45
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View2.9°
Minimum Focus Distance18.37' / 5.6 m
Close-Up Magnification0.1x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Tripod CollarYes
Filter Size112 mm (Front)
40.5 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)5.13 x 20.54" / 130.3 x 521.7 mm
Weight6.7 lb / 3.04 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25 x 11 x 10"
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will it work w/K1?

will it work w/K1?
Asked by: Cathy
My understanding is that despite being designated a DA lens, this image circle of this lens covers a full-frame sensor and it will work on a K-1 in full-frame mode. Ricoh doesn't advertise it as such, so there may be some shortcomings in using it in full-frame mode, however, they did publish a list of full-frame compatible lenses, which included this lens and it noted that the K-1 includes support for in-camera lens corrections for this lens in full-frame mode. An old test done with a 35mm film body measured light falloff in the corners as 1.3 stops at f5.6, though the K-1's in-camera correction can presumably correct that for JPEGs (if it's enabled). That test did not examine the resolution of the corners of the image due to the negatives having not been scanned at a high enough resolution to tell.
Answered by: Marc
Date published: 2020-01-18

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Can all or any pentax k mount lenses be used on the pentax medium format digital camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Pentax k mount lenses are not compatible with Pentax medium format cameras. K mount lenses have an image circle that can cover a 35mm frame or an APS-C size digital sensor. The image circle is too small to cover a medium format size sensor.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How well does this work with the Pentax TC making an 784 mm f/8.0 lens?Is auto focus still reliable on a K-3 with the TC and this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW Lens may be used with the Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW for K-Mount Lenses on the Pentax K-3 DSLR camera. However, as indicated on page 81 of the Pentax K-3 instruction manual, when using the 1.4x or 1.7x teleconverter, the camera will only autofocus with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster. This is because the autofocus sensor is designed to autofocus with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 (or, at most, f/6.3). As you indicated, adding the 1.4x teleconverter onto the 560mm f/5.6 lens would make the lens an equivalent of 784mm f/8. F/8 is too dark for the autofocus sensor to detect contrast for focusing, so when using the above combination, you would have to focus manually.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2021-04-14

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is the lens made in japan?
Asked by: Rolando P.
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Vietnam. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work well on the K-3 as well as the K-7 ?Have you heard any likes or dislikes about this lens ?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 ED AW lens is compatible with all Pentax K mount DSLRs, including the K-3 and K-7. Currently, there have been no customer reviews on this lens posted to our website.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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