Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens

Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens

Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens

B&H # PE154528Q MFR # 22157
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Product Highlights

  • Pentax Q-Mount
  • 83-249mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Super-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Protect Coating
  • Quick-Shift Focus System
  • Retractable Design
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Pentax 15-45mm f/2.8 overview

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Long reach in a compact package, the 06 Telephoto Zoom from Pentax is a 15-45mm f/2.8 lens, which offers an 83-249mm equivalent focal length range with Q-mount mirrorless cameras. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions. The lens' optical design incorporates a pair of extra-low dispersion elements and one super-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and color neutrality. A Super Protect coating has also been applied to lens elements to guard against fingerprints and smudging, and to aid cleaning. A Quick-Shift focusing system is featured, too, which enables near-instant switching to manual focus mode from AF mode for more refined control. Additionally, complementing the compact design of the Q camera system, this sleek lens also features a slim, retractable profile that measures just 2.2"-long.

This 15-45mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens provides an 83-249mm equivalent focal length range with Q-system mirrorless digital cameras.
Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and benefits working in low-light conditions.
Two extra-low dispersion elements and one super-low dispersion elements help to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity throughout the aperture range.
Super Protect coating guards front element from dust and dirt.
Quick-Shift focus system quickens transitions between auto and manual focusing modes.
Retractable design maintains a sleek overall form factor to pair well with the compact Q-system of cameras.
In the Box
Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens
  • 40.5mm Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Mount Cap for Pentax Q-mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax 15-45mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 15 to 45mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 83 to 249 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Camera Mount Type Pentax Q
    Format Compatibility Pentax Q
    Angle of View 29° to 9.9°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' / 1 m
    Magnification 0.05x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:20
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 40.5 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 1.97 x 2.20" / 50 x 56 mm
    Weight 3.2 oz / 91 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"

    Pentax 15-45mm f/2.8 reviews

    06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Wonder The Pentax Q is the camera I didn't think I needed but got for a good price and am glad I did. That said, the release of the 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 was a welcomed addition to make up a tiny go-pack two lens/camera setup. It is only slightly longer than the 02 Standard 5-15mm zoom and weighs almost nothing. For times when the K-5 kit is too much, the Q kit is great and the lens combo works very well.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice So far I've found this lens to be a good value. Optics appear to be nice, with minimal CA in OOF areas. Sharp with nice color/contrast and f2.8 constant, can't beat that in a lens this size!Construction is good but not great. The 02 lens feels more solid, and the focus ring on the 06 is to thin. It gives to the lightest pressure, but it doesn't actually bend- just flexes alot. I shimmed mine and it minimized that and also stopped the other build issue. That being it's way to easy to nudge the focus ring when zooming. In fact I think at times the zoom ring movement turned the focus ring enough to kick in the MF assist feature (if you use that). That drove me nuts. Shimming it also improved the lack of resistance that focus by wire gives you. Not a fan of focus by wire, but adapting to it. All in all, it's a very good lens. I'd give it a 5 IF the focus ring was more solid.
    Date published: 2013-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little lens I use my mirrorless camera primarily for street photography, since it is less conspicuous than a DSLR with zoom or telephoto lens. I love the size of the lens, very compact and light. The zoom is smooth and easy, and the autofocus is quick. It is a parafocal lens, so I can zoom all the way in, focus, then zoom out and compose. I really like that aspect of the lens. The images I've shot have been very clear, though I've been doing mostly B&W, so I can't vouch for the color accuracy.
    Date published: 2014-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very powerful lens This lens is a great and so much needed addition to the Q lens line-up. It's a very powerful lens with constant f/2.8 aperture. The optics assures very sharp pictures and I'm really glad I purchased this lens for a very reasonable price.
    Date published: 2013-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adds great versatility. The Q system really lacked zoom until this lens was released. The fact that its 2.8 the whole way through just sweetens the pot and helps to keep your shutter speed up if you really don't want to push the ISO too high.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens I needed a light take with me anywhere camera and a good lens. I purchased the Pentax Q10 and this lens. I could not be happier. The camera takes great photos, the lens does everything I thought it would.
    Date published: 2013-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, sharp, it's a keeper Sharp with good low light performance. Overall I'm very pleased with this lens and would recommend it to anyone who's investing in the Pentax Q system.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
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