OUR EYES, YOUR VISION ENhaNcE YOUR PENTaX EXPERIENcE

OUR EYES, YOUR VISION ENhaNcE YOUR PENTaX EXPERIENcE
O U R E Y E S, YOUR VISION
En h an ce your
P E N TAX experien c e
THE EXTENSION OF VISION.
A great picture starts with a great idea and now
a pentaprism for through-the-lens viewing, the
that you are the owner of a PENTAX SLR the vision
first to develop a camera with a TTL meter for
formed in your head becomes reality through our
per­­­fect exposure accuracy, the first to produce a
world-renowned range of lenses and accessories.
camera with an electronically-controlled shutter
PENTAX has been at the forefront of photography
and the first to produce a camera with auto ex­
since 1919, innovating and pushing back techno­
posure. PENTAX has never stopped pushing back
logical boundaries for decades. We have built our
boundaries and when it comes to great pictures,
reputation around excellence and the proof is in
lens quality has always been the number one
the testimony of many of the world’s greatest
priority.
MAGICA L MOMENTS
CA PTURED IN DETAIL
AND CLARITY.
photographers who choose to use our products
over all others. PENTAX lenses are regarded as
One of the guiding principles in the PENTAX lens
some of the best in the business, delivering the
philosophy has always been user-friendliness and
sharpest detail and the most accurate colours. Our
this approach has led the PENTAX design team to
accessories have been carefully thought out to
develop lenses which are exceptional in quality as
further extend the performance of your PENTAX
well as handling. Innovation leads in the develop­
SLR, allowing you to get closer than ever before
ment of cameras and accessories and the PENTAX
to that dream shot you never thought possible.
research and design centres are dedicated to
For the ultimate in creativity an SLR system makes
to operate, look stylish and which deliver the
the most sense. With the arrival of the digital SLR
PENTAX promise of fuss-free great looking pic­
the popularity of photography has never been
tures. Photo­graphy is at the centre of our modern
stronger and as a result there are more lenses
lifestyle and PENTAX has recognised this with its
and accessories than ever before. Fortunately
lens range. The ultimate purpose of technology is
PENTAX can draw upon all of its experience in
to make life easier. You will see for yourself how
The craft of creating a great picture rests as much
manufacturing groundbreaking SLR cameras and
PENTAX lenses provide the seamless connection
on good equipment as good technique. Photo­
has clocked up an impressive list of achievements:
between a great moment and a great picture.
graphy, or drawing with light, is a challenging mix
crea­ting and manufacturing lenses that are easy
the first manufacturer to develop a camera with
THE PENTAX OPTICAL
SYSTEM.
of artistry and technology and when conditions
are against you it takes a very special camera and
lens to capture a great image. Capturing a great
picture from testing circumstances is the true
measure of a good photographer, and good photo­
graphers only use the best equipment. When light
is low the focus is on a sharp lens to extract the
maximum amount of detail from a subject. Get
it right at the taking stage and you can give
your software the day off. With PENTAX lenses a
good picture will rarely have to be rescued by a
computer.
Because photography has been at the centre
of the PENTAX world for so long, we know how
important the harmony is between a camera and
its lens. PENTAX has made sure that all its com­
CONTENTS
GLASS QUALITY, COMPATIBILITY
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perfectly smooth operation with no complications
AUTOFOCUSING
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to get in the way of you and your photography.
LENS TYPES
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In this new world of digital cameras PENTAX leads
PRIME LENSES
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ZOOM LENSES
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world around you; from ultra-wide to ultra-close
MACRO LENSES
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and everything in between. Every aspect of a
PENTAX FLASH UNITS
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PENTAX lens adheres to a strict principle of qual­
PENTAX ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES
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PENTAX ORIGINAL CASES
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GLOSSARY
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TECHNICAL DATA
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ponents share the same synergy, resulting in
the market with the biggest range of digitallyoptimised lenses, offering you every angle on the
ity and design and the integration of camera and
lens is something that PENTAX has worked very
hard on. We are confident that our system will
match your expectations and we are constantly
striving to exceed them.
HARNESSING AVAILABLE LIGHT AND MAKING IT
WORK FOR YOU.
PENTAX lenses consist of a series of high-quality
•Aspherical lenses to correct spherical aberra­
optical-glass elements arranged in specific groups
tion. It is thanks to these lenses that compact
depending on the lens design. To avoid distortion,
wide-angle lenses are now available.
PENTAX makes sure that it is the glass you can’t
• ED glass is an advanced technology PENTAX
see that works the hardest. Within our lenses each
has employed to reduce colour defects com­
glass element has been precisely polished and
monly found in normal glass.
coated to give you an optical clarity that our rivals
• The high-quality super multi-coating (smc) of
can only hope to match. PENTAX lenses are world-
the lens surfaces lowers the reflective loss of
famous for their visual brilliance and it is a repu­
light from the surface of the glass to practi­
tation we are rightly proud of. Our various pioneer­
ing technologies consist of:
PENTAX K-mount:
C OMPETENT AND
COMPATIBLE.
cally zero.
• The special SP coating (Super Protection) on
the front lens element offers excellent waterand oil-repelling characteristics and reliably
protects against impurities, smudges and fin­
ger marks.
OUR LEGENDARY LENS MOUNT OFFERS YOU ACCESS
TO A VERY SPECIAL VIEW OF THE WORLD.
A camera is only as good as the lens it is fitted
to. A photographer knows this, and will form a
very special bond between the camera and lens.
Many professionals have a favourite optic and
choose to use that over all others. Thanks to the
PENTAX K-mount and its huge range of lenses the
choice is limited only by imagination. A lens is the
business end of a great picture and knowing how
to get the most from it is the difference between
a good and a bad image. Lens craft is at the very
heart of photography and PENTAX knows and
understands this which is why its K-mount system
offers access to one of the biggest range of lens­
es in the world.
When PENTAX first introduced the K-mount bayo­
net in 1975 its desire was to create and inspire
long-term compatibility of all PENTAX lenses and
camera bodies. The mount is now the most widely
used system in the world.
FLEXIBILITY BRED FROM A PERFECT DESIGN.
Our goal is precision and perfect optical quality.
the smallest aperture to get absolute sharpness
That goes without saying. But far beyond that is
right across the scene, you can rest assured that
PENTAX’s understanding of the photographer. We
the image quality will never be compromised.
are specialists in imaging technology but we are
Whereas some lenses from other manufacturers
also passionate about great pictures. We under­
perform best at a specific aperture, PENTAX len­ses
stand how important it is for the photographer to
with their superior multi-coating are designed to
have absolute understanding of the subject in
perform right across the aperture range. When­
front of the lens and that the lens is the most
ever we begin the design of a new lens, we always
important factor governing a photographer’s final
ask ourselves: what expectations will the user
interpretation of the subject. Whether you choose
have? This core philosophy is backed up with
to use our lenses at their widest aperture, limiting
eight decades of technological innovation and
focus and depth-of-field or stopping right down to
development.
KEEPING PACE WITH YOUR FAST LIFESTYLE:
OUR FAST LENSES.
Lenses are mechanical objects, relying on a focus­
PENTAX lenses are more than up to the challenge
ing system inside the lens barrel to move the
thanks to the latest generation of SDM (Super­
optical elements inside towards or away from each
sonic Direct-drive Motor) ultrasonic drives. Fitted
other to achieve that perfect focus. Any kind of
to all DA* series lenses, these motors work qui­
delay between the photographer pressing the
eter and more accurately than conventional AF
shutter and the lens focusing, however, can result
lenses. Our latest generation of optics utilize these
in a missed opportunity. PENTAX recognised this
motors along with internal focusing to provide a
and has worked hard to perfect a system called
user-friendly lens that truly becomes an extension
TTL Phase Detection which registers the precise
of your own eye.
point of focus with incredible speed and accuracy.
Small motors work with astonishing speed to place
A dual drive in our DA* lenses means that these
the lens elements in exactly the right position to
latest optics can also be used on older generation
achieve perfect sharpness.
PENTAX AF camera bodies. Designed primarily for
our PENTAX K10D system, users of older PENTAX
While Autofocus has revolutionised the speed and
cameras will be delighted to learn that they can
HAVE IT YOUR WAY WITH OUR LENSES!
convenience of photography on the move, there
be used on older conventional AF models too with­
Whatever your take on the world around you,
and landscape photography but lend them­
are still plenty of occasions when the focusing
out problem.
there is a PENTAX lens to suit your mood and your
selves equally well for pictures of other sub­
vision. Photographers are experimental by nature
jects with impact. If you want to get closer to
and PENTAX encourages creativity. We have en­
the action or take some creative portraits, a
system could be put to the test.
sured that there is a lens available to you for what­
wide-angle has it covered.
ever purpose you have in mind. From wide-angle,
• To get closer to the action without intruding on
standard, telephoto, zoom or macro we have what
your subject the telephoto is the lens to choose.
you need in our famous lens system:
Popular subjects for telephotos are wildlife,
sport and portraits but landscapes can look
•A standard lens offers you a view of the world
great through a long lens, as a compressed per­
equivalent to that of the human eye. In the
spective can make background elements such
digital range the focal length for a standard
as mountains look far more dramatic.
lens is 35mm. A standard lens is small and
• For detailed close-up views, there is only one
light making it ideal for portraits and moderate
lens to choose: the macro. These are capable of
close-focusing up to around 30cm.
focusing down to 19.5cm away from the sub­ject
• For a wider view of the world opt for a wide-
delivering a life-size view with a ratio of 1:1!
angle lens to pack more of the scene into your
• Zooms are flexible and versatile and make the
composition. Typical focal lengths generally lie
ideal travelling companion where space is at a
between 12 and 35mm. Wide-angles have tra­
premium. PENTAX make a range of zooms rang­
ditionally been the preserve of architectural
ing from wide-angle to telephoto.
TAKING THE STRESS OF MODERN LIVING IN ITS STRIDE:
ULTIMATE PROTECTION.
It’s not just inside PENTAX lenses where you will
PENTAX has ensured that they can take the best
find first-class engineering. PENTAX DA* series
of the worst weather. Each lens is specially sealed
lenses are built to the highest standards and tol­
at key points in order to prevent water splashes,
erances and are ready to deliver you exceptional
dust and dirt ingress, which could result in dam­
images whenever and wherever you choose.
age and interference.
Taken with a wide-angle lens
Taken with a standard lens
Taken with a telephoto lens
A COMMITMENT
TO QUALITY: THE
PENTAX OBSESSION.
Limited Edition: LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES.
PENTAX knows a thing or two about traditional
photography. With a track record as maker of
some of the world’s finest film cameras our values
in this traditional world have been carried over to
the digital one. Lenses are tactile instruments of
beauty and we know that photographers appre­
ciate quality when they see it. While some manu­
facturers compromise by producing cheaper
plastic-bodied lenses, our “Limited Edition” range
is here to confirm the PENTAX philopshy of per­
formance through design. All our “Limited Edition”
range feature metal bodies with engraved aper­
ture rings and depth-of-field scales and come with
a matching metal lens hood that has been de­
signed to match the constuction of the lens. Our
attention to detail knows no limits.
The name “Limited Edition” does not mean that
these lenses won’t be around forever. Far from it.
Chances are they will outlive most cameras! The
name instead refers to the fact that they are pro­
duced to higher tolerances than mass-produced
lenses and assembled with even greater diligence,
so their daily production output is limited. A dis­
cerning product for the discerning photographer.
smc-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF)
PENTAX lenses that appear under in the smc-DA range are es­
pecially suited to our digital SLRs. The smc-DA 14mm lens is
equivalent to a 21mm angle of view on conventional film cam­
eras and offers fast operation within a compact body. A 77mm
filter ring allows professional “slim” filters to be fitted while
high-quality ED glass delivers brilliant sharpness and saturated
colours.
As an added bonus to purist photographers, a Quick Shift focus
system allows instant manual focusing even while the camera
is in AF mode.
FIXED FOCAL LENGTH LENSES.
For the ultimate in image quality, call in the help
PENTAX “Limited Edition” fixed lenses are optics
of the specialists. In our case, this means a range
in their purest state. Small, light and housed in a
of exceptional “Limited Edition” fixed focal length
sleek body they look as good as the images they
lenses which are capable of stunning results. Each
help create. With a fixed focal length for almost
lens in our “Limited Edition” range has been de­
every situation, from standard, wide to telephoto,
signed to perform at just one focal length, result­
PENTAX has ensured that purist photographers
ing in superior optical performance without any of
the world over are well catered for.
14mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
11/12
21mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
40mm
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
70mm
MAGNI- FICATION
902217cm1:5.3
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 83.5 x 69mm
420g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
the compromises inherent in lenses designed to
cover a number of focal lengths.
smc-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Edition
A compact and precisely-engineered lens fully deserving of its place in our
“Limited Edition” line-up. For premium lens quality the whole optical design
of the smc-DA 21mm is based around an aspherical lens element. With a
minimum focusing distance of 20cm a floating lens element allows for aber­
ration-free ima­­ges while retaining the lens’ compact shape. Again, the Quick
Shift focus system is an added feature, along with highly effective water and
oil repelling SP coating, making it a preferred lens for reportage or travel
photographers on the move.
14mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
8/5
40mm
21mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
70mm
MAGNI- FICATION
682220cm1:5.9
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH FILTERSIZE
63 x 25mm140g
49mm
smc-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited Edition
Another “Limited Edition” lens, but this time one with a fixed focal length of
40mm which offers the equivalent field-of-view on a 35mm film camera as a
60mm lens. An ultra-flat design gives this lens the nickname Pancake which
goes some way to explain its exceptionally thin design. Weighting an amazing
90g it is a featherweight lens and one that can be used in manual focus mode
easily thanks to PENTAX’s Quick Shift focus system.
14mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
40mm
21mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
4/53922
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
70mm
MAGNI- FICATION
40cm1:7.7
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 63 x 15mm
90g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
smc-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Edition
A superb lens for detailed portrait and landscape work, this incredibly compact
optic offers the 35mm equivalent of a 105mm lens, making it perfect for the
roving photographer. Producing incredibly sharp and high-contrast images
this lens is the preferred choice of photographers looking to record their
subjects in stunning detail and clarity. Again, this lens utilises the PENTAX
Quick Shift focus system for fast manual focusing in AF mode.
14mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
10
21mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
40mm
SMALLEST
APERTURE
6/82322
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
70mm
MAGNI- FICATION
70cm1:8.3
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH FILTERSIZE
63 x 26mm130g
49mm
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smc-DA 12 – 24mm f/4.0 ED AL [IF]
The equivalent of an 18 – 36mm zoom in 35mm terms, this
wide-angle zoom lends itself nicely to creative photography on
the move thanks to its compact size and impressive capability.
Thanks to aspherical lens technology and low-dispersion ED lens
elements, colourful and crystal clear images are guaranteed.
The lens covers an angle of between 99 and 61 degrees which
A PL AYGROUND FOR
CRE ATIVITY.
makes it perfect for getting close to your subjects and blowing
perspective out of the water!
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
100mm
200mm
ZOOM LENSES.
You can’t be in the right place all the time, and for
friend. Zooms pack several focal lengths into one
the photographer on the move a zoom lens makes
handy package and PENTAX offers many different
a lot of sense. The steplessly variable focal length
solutions ranging from wide-angle zooms to tele­
zoom allows a photographer to minutely com­­pose
photos. One constant remains, though, and that
the shot to the optimum. When you don’t have
is the PENTAX guarantee of quality in the light­­­est
the opportunity or the time to properly compose an
of packages.
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
11/13
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 99 – 612230cm1:8.3
87.5 x 84mm
430g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
image, the zoom can prove to be a photo­grapher’s
smc-DA 16 – 45mm f/4.0 ED (AL)
Embracing the wide-angle to standard lens range, this versatile
zoom extends your creativity allowing you to play wide and yet
still home in on specific details when the opportunity demands.
Aspherical lens elements are used to ensure crisp focusing
throughout the zoom range and a small size and lightweight
construction makes this lens a favoured optic with photographers
on the go.
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
100mm
200mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
10/13
12
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
83 – 352228cm1:3.8
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH FILTERSIZE
72 x 92mm365g
67mm
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smc-DA 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AL
PENTAX has a well-deserved reputation for building small and
lightweight lenses that pack a punch and this is no exception.
At 225g the smc-DA 18 – 55mm zoom can be left on your SLR
all day, offering you the capability of capturing wide views or
flattening perspective with an effective 83mm tele effect in
35mm terms. A total of 12 elements have been designed into
the lens arranged in nine groups, including an aspherical ele­
ment to guarantee the PENTAX benchmark of sharpness and
impressive colour.
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
100mm
200mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
9/12
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 76 – 2922 – 3825cm1:3
67.5 x 68mm225g
FILTERSIZE
52mm
smc-DA 50 – 200mm f/4.0 – 5.6 ED
A 4x zoom which delivers an effective zoom range of 75 – 300mm
in 35mm terms. Now that’s impressive! An 11 element construc­
tion provides richly saturated images packed with detail and
makes this lens a favoured choice of landscape photographers
where homing in on distant detail is important. The design inclu­
des one extremely low-dispersion ED glass element to control
chromatic aberration.
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
100mm
200mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
10/1131.5 – 8.122 ­­– 32110cm1:4.2
14
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 66.5 x 78.5mm255g
FILTERSIZE
52mm
15
smc-DA* 16 – 50mm f/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
The smc-DA* (star) lenses open up a new chapter in PENTAX
lens history. A super-quiet Supersonic Motor is at the heart of
this new range of lenses which are environmentally sealed to
make them perfectly suited for a photographer’s hectic lifestyle.
Specifically designed for the PENTAX K10D SLR, the lens fea­
tures a dual autofocus system making it backwards compatible
and able to be used by older PENTAX models. The smc-DA*
16 – 50mm lens is our ultimate standard zoom and one which
we are very proud of. With a constant maximum aperture of
f/2.8 right across the zoom range it is more than capable of
performing in difficult lighting situations. A Quick Shift focus
system offers the photo­grapher full manual control of the lens
even while in AF mode and thanks to an SP coating on the front
element the lens is perfectly protected – whatever the weather.
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
100mm
200mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
12/15
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 83 – 31.52230cm1:4.8
84 x 98.5mm
600g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
smc-DA* 50 – 135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM
The second addition to the new generation of PENTAX lens­­-
smc-DA 10 – 17mm f/3.5 – 4.5 ED (IF)
es, this smc-DA* 50 – 135mm lens offers a focal length equiva­
When accurate perspective isn’t on your creative agenda then
lent to 75 – 205mm in 35mm terms. Exceptional constuction
take a different path and opt for this handy little fisheye zoom
utilizing latest generation materials gives this lens the perform­
which allows you to zoom steplessly from 100 degrees to a quite
ance edge, making it ideally suited for fast focusing of moving
extraordingry 180 degree angle of view. Thanks to its clever
subjects. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture allows superb
design the lens can be focused as close as 14cm from your
performance in low light and thanks to the unique PENTAX SP
subject and because the front element is dirt and water repellent
lens coating on the lens front element you can be assured that
you don’t have to worry if you get just a little too close to your
this is one lens that will come back time and again for more
subject! The PENTAX SP coating provides that extra protection,
punishment.
and can easily be cleaned (with a PENTAX lens cloth, of course!).
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
8/10180 – 10022 – 3214cm1:4.2
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 68 x 71.5mm320g
FILTERSIZE
–
12mm
16mm
18mm
24mm
45mm
50mm
55mm
70mm
135mm
200mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
14/1831.5 – 11.922100cm1:5.9
16
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 76.5 x 136mm
765g
FILTERSIZE
67mm
17
CLOSER TO THE
MOMENT.
smc-DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
A truly exceptional lens which offers real-time life size images
of subjects in a small and lightweight body. This is a lens which
macro photographers can use handheld thanks to a super bright
f/2.8 maximum aperture. A floating lens element ensures that
subjects are distortion-free, a common problem afflicting lesser
macro lenses and for flower and plant photography this lens has
no competitor.
21mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
7/8
70mm
50mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
100mm
MAGNI- FICATION
473219.5cm1:1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 67.5 x 60mm265g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
smc-DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
Just like its smaller brother, this lens again has 1:1 capability
for capturing subjects in lifesize detail. A focus-lock allows the
photographer manual control over the lens making it impossible
to inadvertently change the focus while composing. A slightly
longer focal length offers the photographer a longer working
distance over the 50mm macro, making this lens the perfect
choice for subjects that a more difficult to reach. A floating rear
element reduces aberrations at any focussing distance.
21mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
MACRO LENSES.
50mm
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
70mm
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
100mm
MAGNI- FICATION
8/924.53230.3cm1:1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 67.5 x 80.5mm345g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
Distance knows no bounds when it comes to
PENTAX macro lenses.We have designed our range
of specialist close focusing lenses to record with
razor-sharp clarity every strand end every pore of
your chosen subject.
Each lens is constructed to the highest standard
and with zero distortion thanks to their superb
optical construction you can guarantee that your
macro images will draw sharp breaths of amaze­
ment from your audience. Our macro lenses re­
quire no additional accessories to attain a life
size 1:1 ratio which means that the full size of the
subject can be recorded onto the camera’s sensor
with ease. Investigate the world in miniature and
be prepared to be captivated by the possibilites
of a PENTAX macro lens.
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19
AF-360 FGZ
LET T H ERE BE
LIGH T!
AF-540 FGZ
Type
ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH ZOOM HEAD
Type
ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH ZOOM HEAD
Guide number
36 at 85mm, 30 at 50mm (ISO 100)
Guide number
54 at 85mm, 45 at 5mm (ISO 100)
Compensation
Flash exposure -3.0 to +1.0 EV , in 0.5 EV steps
Compensation
Flash exposure -3.0 to +1.0 EV , in 0.5 EV steps
Flash
functions
P-TTL, A-TTL, Automatic , Manual (6 steps 1/1–1/32),
Slave, Wireless, Flash with 1st and 2nd curtain sync,
SB function for distance measurement,
Contrast Control, High-Speed-Synchronisation
Flash
functions
P-TTL, A-TTL, Automatic , Manual (7 steps 1/1–1/64),
Slave, Wireless, Flash with 1st and 2nd curtain sync,
SB function for distance measurement,
Contrast Control, High-Speed-Synchronisation
Head
Auto zoom, manual zoom,
vertical bounce: -10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Head
Flash range
0.7 – 5.4m at f/5.6 / ISO 100
Power
requirements
4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Auto zoom, manual zoom,
vertical bounce: -10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
horizontal rotation:
right: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
left: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 135°
Flash range
0.8–8m at f/5.6 / ISO 100
Battery life
Power
requirements
4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Battery life
Recycle time
Alkali-Manganese (LR6) approx. 6sec.
Nickel Metal Hydrid
approx. 6sec.
(Ni-MH)
No. of flashes
approx. 250
approx. 160
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Dimensions
76 x 142 x 107mm (W x H x D)
Weight
270g (without batteries)
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Accessories
Soft case
Dimensions
76 x 142 x 107mm (W x H x D)
Weight
380g (without batteries)
Accessories
Soft case
THE PENTAX FLASH SYSTEM.
Without light there is no photograph. No photo­
out having to worry about settings and adjust­
graph means no memory. Thanks to the PENTAX
ments. Of course that doesn’t mean that purists
range of optimised flashguns no shooting situation
cannot have it their way either. Our flashguns
has been left out. The PENTAX system has been
feature clear, well-designed controls and features
designed to work seamlessly with every PENTAX
for manual adjustment, affording every photo­
digital SLR camera, allowing the photographer to
grapher full control of the frozen moment.
Recycle time
Alkali-Manganese (LR6) approx. 6sec.
Nickel Metal Hydrid
approx. 6sec.
(Ni-MH)
Compatibility
No. of flashes
approx. 200
approx. 160
concentrate on the subject and composition with­
TR Power Pack 3 for the AF-540 FGZ
The ultimate power source for independent
pho­to­­­­­graphy. Professional photography demands
sufficient power. This means the TR Power
Pack 3 for the AF-540 FGZ (not for use with
AF-360 FGZ). The use of 6 C-type batteries
extends the shooting capacity and shortens the
recycling time.
SYSTEM FLASHES.
Compatible
AF-540 FGZ
Battery
6x C-type alkaline batteries
(NiCd batteries are not usable)
Number of flashes
approx. 700
Recycling time
approx. 4.5sec.
Size (W x H x D)/
Weight
95 x 190 x 40mm
340g (w/o batteries)
740g (w/ batteries)
Standard accessories
Connecting cable (1.5m), case, strap
The flash must have batteries installed when using the Power Pack.
AF-360 FGZ
AF-360 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
Hot Shoe Adapter FG
Hot Shoe Adapter F
HOT SHOE ADAPTER F
SYNC CABLE F
The Hot Shoe Adapter F is particularly
The sync cable F is the connector be­
suitable for the SF- and Z-series cam­
tween the flash adapters and is avail­
eras and the flash units of the FTZ-
able as a 0.5m coiled cable or a 3m
and FGZ ranges. It connects a flash
straight cable.
unit to a sync cable. Up to 4 units can
be connected together.
Hot Shoe
Adapter F
Off Shoe
Adapter F
Sync Cable F
With the PENTAX flash accessories a wide ranges of applications are available. We show a few possible combinations here.
OFF CAMERA SHOE CLIP
The Hot Shoe FG is designed so that
This clamp attachment has a hot shoe
the camera’s built-in flash can be used
(without electrical contacts) and is
in conjunction with the adapter. The
used to attach a flash to an object up
top of the adapter has a socket for the
2.5cm thick.
sync cable.
OFF SHOE ADAPTER F
WIRELESS FREEDOM.
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HOT SHOE ADAPTER FG
The Off Shoe Adapter F is particularly
suitable for use with the FTZ- and FGZ
The PENTAX K10D opens totally new flash tech­
longer a problem. And the cables – that always
ranges. The Off Shoe Adapter F is com­
niques: the built-in flash can wirelessly control the
seemed to be just a bit too short, or later to be
­­parable to the Hot Shoe Adapter F, but
AF-360 FGZ and AF-540 FGZ flash units. Precise
seen strewn in the background in the final shot
control and management of several flashes is no
– are completely banished forever.
the bottom of the adapter features a
standard tripod screw mount.
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CARING GOES
BEYOND
THE CAMERA .
Interchangeable focusing screens
For specific professional applications you can replace the standard
focussing screen of the K10D with either a grid screen or a plain
ground-glass screen with ruled scale markings.
KEEPING YOUR PENTAX PERFECT.
With PENTAX, the service and performance of our
to your individual needs as a photographer. A
products extends well beyond the camera and lens
particularly useful tool is the sensor Cleaning Set
which is why we have carefully developed a range
that efficiently removes the last bit of stubborn
of accessories designed to work perfectly and
dust on the sensor surface. Used carefully, the
enhance your PENTAX experience. With our range
Cleanng Set is also recommended for use with the
of battery grips, focusing screens, belts, bags, eye
K10D to eliminate any damp dust that may be
cups and cleaning accessories it is possible to
missed by the camera’s Dust Removal system.
custom build your own camera system, adapted
Finder Loupe O-ME53
Sensor Cleaning Kit
The Finder Loupe increases the viewfinder image
Dust is removed and collected from the sensor
by a factor of 1.2. The entire image view is in­­
with a specially coated cleaning head. Adhesive
creased, not just the center. This magnifier is an
papers are provided that carefully take away dust
effective way to optimally judge the image in the
particles.
finder.
IR Remote Control F
Cable release
USB cable
AV cable
AC Mains adapter Kit
D-BG2 Battery grip
D-LI50 Li-Ion battery
K-BC50E Battery
charging kit
Eye cup FL
Eye cup FO
Battery Grip
The PENTAX Battery Grip D-BG2 offers the neces­
sary power to ensure an optimal performance of
Eye cup FP
Viewfinder cap
Display protection foil
Shoulder strap
Neoprene strap
the K10D camera while it’s in continuous use. The
grip uses the same Li-Ion battery as the camera.
The battery grip features an additional shutter
re­lease, adjusting dial for selecting aperture or
shutter speed and other functional control – par­
ticularly practical if shooting vertically. With pro­
ven PENTAX ergonomics the camera sits reliably
and comfortably in the hand. The battery com­
partment provides storage space for a memory
card and remote control next to the batteries.
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GLOSSARY
AL
(Aspherical Lenses) Contrary to spherical, aspherical lenses do not have a uni­
formly curved spherical shape. The form of an aspherical lens is adapted to a speci­fic
task and the curvature of each is individually computed. The production of these
lenses is accordingly complex. The greatest advantage of aspherical lenses: several
types of optical aberrations can be corrected at one time. They are used particu­
larly in high-quality lenses allowing for the use of fewer lens elements so that a high
lumi­nous intensity is attained.
ED Glass
Normal glass lenses tend to divide the incident light into its various colour compo­
nents, as a prism would do. This happens particularly at the edges, adding un­
wanted colour fringing to the photo. The longer the focal length of the lens the more
apparent is the fringing effect. ED glass is an exceptionally high-quality special glass
that prevents this so-called chromatic aberration to a very great extent.
IF (Inner Focusing) Each lens is composed of several groups of lens elements. With
an Inner Focusing design only one of these groups is moved. Inner Focusing brings
a number of advantages compared to a conventional focusing design where all the
lens groups are moved: it works faster and the overall length of the lens remains
unchanged so the centre of balance remains constant. Additionally, since the front
lens element doesn’t rotate, filters do not have to be readjusted every time the focus
point changes.
PENTAX Crossover Bag
Limited Edition
quality standards. Since more expensive materials are used and a complex produc­
The Crossover Bag is the last word in comfort when
tion process employed, PENTAX manufactures a restricted number of the “Limited
you’re en route. You can carry it comfortably on
Edition” lenses on a daily basis.
your back but when that unexpected photo op­
portunity presents itself, you can quickly grab the
hand strap and easily swivel it forward to access
SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) Small motors manage the actual focusing of
an auto­focus system. With the “Supersonic Direct-drive Motor” PENTAX has developed
your safely stored equipment – all without taking
a technology that propels the focusing procedure with an ultrasonic motor. PENTAX
it off. The Crossover Bag has sufficient storage for
SDM lenses drive the autofocus system significantly faster and operate more qui­
a camera body, two extra lenses, a flash, and sun­
etly than conventionally driven AF lenses.
dry small articles that the photographer con­
stantly needs.
“Limited Edition” is the PENTAX lens series that is characterised by extremely high
smc (super multi coating) super multi coating is the benchmark of all PENTAX lenses.
smc describes a high quality coating of the lens elements that consists of seven micro­
­scopically thin layers. The normal light loss at the lens surface between air and glass
is reduced from 4 % to 0.2 %.
smc-DA The designation is for lenses designed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
They are not compatible with 35mm film SLRs.
smc-DA*
The latest generation of lenses for use on all PENTAX digital SLR cameras. They
utilize the “Supersonic Motor” technology compatible with the appropriate cameras
(K10D) and are weather and dust-protected. They are not compatible with 35mm
film SLRs.
Camera Case
Rucksack
Something extra up your sleeve: the PENTAX ca­
The optimal way to transport and protect your
mera case easily accommodates a camera body,
extensive – and valuable – equipment. That re­
two lenses and various accessories.
movable 30 x 40 x 12cm insert offers a secure place
smc-DFA This designation is used for lenses that are optimized for digital photography but can
also be used with 35mm SLR cameras.
SP Coating
SP (Super Protection) coating is a special coating of the front lens element of par­
ticular PENTAX lenses. It is based on a fluoride bonding and prevents the contamina­
for camera, flash, lenses and accessories. There
tion of the lens by water-based or oily substances. SP coated lenses are much more
is even a space for the laptop. Reflective strips
easily cleaned of finger marks, smears or other matter than may come in contact
provide for your added security in the evening and
with the lens.
at night.
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600mm*
300mm*
200mm*
140mm*
120mm*
18mm*
21mm*
28mm*
35mm*
43mm*
55mm*
75mm*
(*equivalent to 35mm film format)
LENSES
(The lens focal length is extended with digital cameras by a factor of 1.5. This focal length is indicated in parentheses.)
OBJEKTIV
GROUPS/ ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNIFI- CATION
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH FILTERSIZE
Special lenses for digital cameras
smc-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF) (21mm)
11/12
902217cm 1:5.3 smc-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Edition (32mm)
8/5
682220cm1:5.9
83.5 x 69mm
420g
77mm
63 x 25mm140g
49mm
49mm
smc-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited Edition (60mm)
4/53922
40cm1:7.7
63 x 15mm smc-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Edition (105mm)
6/82322
70cm1:8.3
63 x 26mm130g
smc-DA 10 – 17mm f/3.5 – 4.5 ED (IF) Fish-Eye (15 – 25.5mm)
8/10180 –10022–3214cm1:4.2
68 x 71.5mm320g
smc-DA 12 – 24mm f/4.0 ED AL [IF] (18 – 36mm)
11/13
99 – 61 2230cm1:8.3
smc-DA 16 – 45mm f/4.0 ED (AL) (24 – 67mm)
10/13
83 – 35 2228cm1:3.8
smc-DA* 16 – 50mm f/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM (24 – 75mm)
12/15
83 – 31.5 2230cm1:4.8
9/12
76 – 29 22–3825cm1:3
87.5 x 84mm
90g
430g
72 x 92mm365g
84 x 98.5mm
49mm
–
77mm
67mm
600g
77mm
67.5 x 68mm225g
52mm
smc-DA 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AL (28 – 83mm)
smc-DA* 50 – 135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM (75 – 205mm)
14/1831.5 – 11.9 22100cm1:5.9
76.5 x 136mm
765g
67mm
smc-DA 50 – 200mm f/4.0 – 5.6 ED (75 – 300mm)
10/1131.5 – 8.122–32110cm1:4.2
66.5 x 78.5mm255g
52mm
Digital lenses usable on all cameras (digital and 35mm)
smc-DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 (75mm)
7/8
473219.5cm1:1
67.5 x 60mm265g
49mm
smc-DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 (150mm)
8/924.53230.3cm1:1
67.5 x 80.5mm345g
49mm
PENTAX strongly recommends using its own range of lenses,
particulary with high precision digital SLR bodies like the K10D.
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Japan
PENTAX Corporation
2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokio 174-8639, JAPAN
Europe
PENTAX Europe GmbH
Julius-Vosseler-Straße 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY
www.pentax-community.com, www.pentax.de
United
Kingdom
PENTAX U.K. Ltd., PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough,
Berks, SL3 8PN, UNITED KINGDOM, www.pentax.co.uk
Canada
PENTAX Canada Inc., 1770 Argentia Road, Mississauga,
ON L5N 3S7, CANADA, www.pentax.ca
The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications,
design, equipment and scope of supply without notice.
As of March 2007
AP20000201/ISM 01032007
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