OPERATING MANUAL Precautions When Using the

OPERATING MANUAL Precautions When Using the
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Although we have carefully designed this lens for safe operation, please pay special
attention to items marked with the following symbols when using the lens.
Warning This symbol indicates precautions that if not followed, could result
in serious injury to the user.
Thank you for purchasing the HD PENTAX-D FA 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW lens.
This lens is an interchangeable lens for PENTAX SLR cameras. Its image circle covers
the 35 mm film format, and it also obtains optimum image clarity with PENTAX digital SLR
Please read this operating manual carefully before using the lens to ensure that it is used
properly. In addition, also refer to your camera operating manual.
To use this lens, please keep the firmware of the camera up to date.
• Illustrations shown herein may differ from the actual appearance.
Specifications and external dimensions are subject to change without
Refer to your camera operating manual for details about mounting and
removing the lens.
This symbol indicates precautions that if not followed, could result
in minor or medium injury to the user or damage to the equipment.
Never look at the sun through the lens mounted on the camera for a long time. Serious
damage to your eyes or total loss of eyesight may occur, particularly when looking
directly through the lens.
F.O.M. 01.05.2015 Printed in Europe
Do not leave the lens in direct sunlight without a lens cover or lens cap. Direct sunlight
passing through the lens will be intensified, and should it focus on flammable
materials, fire may occur.
Precautions When Using the Lens
Features of This Lens
 Storage and mildew prevention
• Take the lens out of the protective case or camera bag, and store it in a dry,
well-ventilated place.
• Avoid storing the lens in a poorly ventilated place such as a closet, wardrobe,
drawer, vehicle, or where insect repellent or medicine is kept.
• Avoid storing the lens in areas of high temperature and humidity, where there is a
risk of mildew growth. Store the lens with a desiccant (anti- mildew agent) in a dry
cabinet, airtight container, or plastic bag.
 Precautions and lens maintenance
• Never use any organic solvent such as thinner, alcohol, or benzine, etc. to remove
dust on the lens.
• The lens is a precise optical instrument. Be careful not to let it fall, or subject it to
strong shocks or pressure. Use a cushion or similar pad to protect the lens from the
vibrations of motorcycles, automobiles, boats, etc.
• Avoid subjecting the lens to rapid changes in temperature, otherwise condensation
can occur both inside and outside of the lens. Put the lens in a plastic bag or
camera bag, and take it out after the lens has reached ambient temperature.
• When the lens is not attached to the camera body, attach both the supplied lens
cap and lens mount cap to protect it from dust.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens cap off attached to a tripod or other rigid
camera support. The inner parts of the camera can be damaged by direct sunlight.
• The " (star)" lens aims for the highest performance of our interchangeable lenses.
This lens has brightness of an F2.8 aperture in the entire zoom range, and provides
high imaging performance from the center to peripheral areas.
• This lens prevents flare and realizes to achieve image quality with excellent
contrast. This is done by using our proprietary "Aero Bright Coating" which was
created using nano-technology together with our proprietary "HD Coating (High
Definition Coating)" which increases transparency and reduces reflection more than
conventional multi-coatings.
• Equipped with "Quick-shift Focus System" (can be switched with the focus mode
switch), you can focus manually even while autofocus is operating, not just after
• Circular aperture (up to F5.6) keeps light sources and other fuzzy points perfectly
• This lens has a dust-proof and water-resistant construction with each part
individually sealed.
• SP (Super Protect) coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively
repel water and grease and easily wipe off dust and stain.
* Have the lens inspected by a dealer every one or two years to maintain its high performance.
Names of Parts
3 45 6 7
* This lens does not have an aperture ring. Aperture settings are controlled
automatically as if set to the auto “A” position, so accessories without an auto “A”
setting cannot be used with this lens.
 About the Lens Hood
Using a lens hood is recommended to block stray light from entering the lens.
The internal reflection of stray light degrades image quality.
<How to attach>
Align the index on the lens hood with the attaching index on the lens, and push
both parts straight toward each other. Attach the lens hood on the lens by turning
the hood in the clockwise direction, as viewed from the front of the lens, to lock it
until it clicks into position.
* When the lens hood is not in use, it can also be turned around and attached
in the reversed position.
The included lens hood has a PL filter window which
facilitates the manipulation of the circular polarizing filter
when the lens hood is attached.
<How to use>
1. Remove the PL filter window cap by sliding it in the
direction as shown in the illustration.
2. Turn the outer rim of the circular polarizing filter from
the PL filter window as shown in the illustration.
3. Attach the PL filter window cap.
* When shooting, be sure the PL filter window cap is in
place to achieve maximum effect of the lens hood.
Lens hood
Lens hood attaching index
Zoom ring
Focal length scale
Zooming index
Focus mode switch
Focusing ring
Mounting index
Lens mount
Camera orientation lock screw
Tripod mount
Focus range limiter
Mounting screw
Front-ring thread
 About the Lens Mount
This “KAF3-mount” enables autoexposure, and
autofocus operated by a DC motor in the lens.
When using the camera that does not support
an internal motor, autofocus is not available.
Be careful not to damage or dirty the lens information
contacts and the power supply contacts on the mount
surface of the lens. Otherwise, failure or malfunction
may result.
Lens information
Power supply
 About Lens Filters (commercially available)
Screw a commercially available 77 mm diameter filter to the front of the lens.
• Since a filter becomes a part of the optical system when attached to the lens, handle
it with due care to protect it from dust, dirt and scratches.
• Use a circular polarizing filter if you attach a filter to a PENTAX digital SLR camera.
If you use a normal polarizing filter, exposure and autofocus are less-accurate.
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 Focus Mode Switching
Use the focus mode switch to switch between autofocus
and manual focus.
Place the switch at QFS/A or QFS/M to use autofocus.
Place the switch at MF to use manual focus.
* Set the camera's focus mode to autofocus (AF).
Keep pressing the shutter release button (or AF button) after you achieve proper focus
and before taking a picture. If you let go of the shutter release button before taking a
picture, autofocus will operate again when you press the shutter release button again.
Focus Range Limiter
 Using the Quick-shift Focus System
On cameras that support this function, you can adjust the focus position by holding
down the shutter release button halfway (or holding down the AF button) in
autofocus mode and then turning the focusing ring.
QFS/A : After focusing with the autofocus, you can adjust the focus manually.
QFS/M : You can adjust the focus manually while the autofocus is operating.
Tripod Mount
Main Specifications
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount (removable), and can be set on a tripod.
 Switching Between Horizontal and Vertical Shooting
Loosen the camera orientation lock screw and turn the camera by 90° left or right.
Then tighten the camera orientation lock screw.
 Removing the Tripod Mount
1. Loosen the mounting screw.
2. While pressing on the mounting screw (1), slide the
tripod mount in the direction of the arrow (2), as
shown in the diagram to the right.
To attach the tripod mount, slide it in the opposite
direction of the arrow until it clicks, then firmly tighten
the mounting screw.
You can use the autofocus more effectively by switching the
focus range limiter to limit the operating range of the autofocus
to close range (1.2 to 4 m) or to far range (4 m to ).
* When it is at "FULL", the limiter is canceled, and the
autofocus range is from 1.2 m to .
* The limiter does not operate in manual focus.
• Attach only to a stable tripod.
• Attach the tripod mount securely to the lens in the proper way and firmly tighten the
mounting screw otherwise the camera may shake or the lens may fall off. We also
recommend using a fast shutter speed.
For customers in USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
*Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Focal Length (in 35 mm
format equivalent)
Lens Construction
Angle of View
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Filter Diameter
Maximum Diameter x Length
Package Contents
70 - 200 mm
(107 - 307 mm)
19 elements in 16 groups
23°-8.1° (when attached to PENTAX digital SLR cameras)
34.5°-12.5° (when attached to PENTAX 35mm SLR
1.2 m/3.9 ft.
77 mm
Approx. 91.5 mm/3.6 in. x Approx. 203 mm/8 in.
Approx. 1755 g/61.9 oz.
(with hood approx. 1835 g/64.7 oz.)
(with hood and tripod mount approx. 2030 g/71.6 oz.)
Lens case HS110-230, Lens hood PH-RBM77,
Lens cap O-LC77, Lens mount cap K, Tripod mount
For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark
of the European Union.
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