OUR EYES, YOUR VISION ENhaNcE YOUR PENTaX

OUR EYES, YOUR VISION ENhaNcE YOUR PENTaX
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 that you
manufacturer to develop a camera with a pentaprism for
are the owner of a PENTAX SLR the vision formed in your
through-the-lens viewing, the first to develop a camera
head becomes reality through our world-renowned range
with a TTL meter for per­­­fect exposure accuracy, the first
of lenses and accessories. PENTAX has been at the fore­
to produce a camera with an electronically-controlled
front of photography since 1919, innovating and pushing
shutter and the first to produce a camera with auto expo­
back technological boundaries for decades. We have built
sure. PENTAX has never stopped pushing back boundaries
our reputation around excellence and the proof is in the
and when it comes to great pictures, lens quality has
testimony of many of the world’s greatest photographers
always been the number one priority.
MAGICAL MOMENTS
CAPTURED IN DETAIL
AND CLARITY.
who choose to use our products over all others. PENTAX
lenses are regarded as some of the best in the business,
One of the guiding principles in the PENTAX lens philoso­
delivering the sharpest detail and the most accurate col­
phy has always been user-friendliness and this approach
ours. Our accessories have been carefully thought out to
has led the PENTAX design team to develop lenses which
further extend the performance of your PENTAX SLR,
are exceptional in quality as well as handling. Innovation
allowing you to get closer than ever before to that dream
leads in the development of cameras and accessories and
shot you never thought possible.
the PENTAX research and design centres are dedicated to
crea­ting and manufacturing lenses that are easy to oper­
For the ultimate in creativity an SLR system makes the
ate, look stylish and which deliver the PENTAX promise of
most sense. With the arrival of the digital SLR the popular­
fuss-free great looking pictures. Photo­graphy is at the
ity of photography has never been stronger and as a result
centre of our modern lifestyle and PENTAX has recognised
there are more lenses and accessories than ever before.
this with its lens range. The ultimate purpose of technol­
Fortunately PENTAX can draw upon all of its experience in
ogy is to make life easier. You will see for yourself how
manufacturing groundbreaking SLR cameras and has
PENTAX lenses provide the seamless connection between
clocked up an impressive list of achievements: the first
a great moment and a great picture.
THE PENTAX OPTICAL
SYSTEM.
The craft of creating a great picture rests as much
on good equipment as good technique. Photo­
graphy, or drawing with light, is a challenging mix
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
INTRODUCTION
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perfectly smooth operation with no complications
CONTENTS
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to get in the way of you and your photography.
PENTAX LENS CHARACTERISTICS
4
In this new world of digital cameras PENTAX leads
FOCAL LENGHT OVERVIEW
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PENTAX LENSES
8
world around you; from ultra-wide to ultra-close
MACRO LENSES
16
and everything in between. Every aspect of a
LIMITED EDITION
18
PENTAX lens adheres to a strict principle of qual­
PENTAX FLASH UNITS
20
PENTAX FLASH ACCESSORIES
23
PENTAX ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES
24
match your expectations and we are constantly
PENTAX ORIGINAL CASES
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striving to exceed them.
LEGEND
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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
PENTAX K-mount:
COMPETENT A ND
COMPATIBLE.
HAVE IT YOUR WAY WITH OUR LENSES!
Whatever your take on the world around you, there is a
• To get closer to the action without intruding on your
PENTAX lens to suit your mood and your vision. Photogra­
subject the telephoto is the lens to choose. Popular
phers are experimental by nature and PENTAX encourages
subjects for telephotos are wildlife, sport and portraits
creativity. We have ensured that there is a lens available
but landscapes can look great through a long lens, as a
to you for what­ever purpose you have in mind. From wide-
compressed per­spective can make background ele­
angle, standard, telephoto, zoom or macro we have what
you need in our famous lens system:
choose: the macro. These are capable of focusing down
•A standard lens offers you a view of the world equiva­
lent to that of the human eye. In the digital range the
to 19.5cm away from the sub­ject delivering a life-size
view with a ratio of 1:1!
focal length for a standard lens is 35mm. A standard
• Zooms are flexible and versatile and make the ideal
lens is small and light making it ideal for portraits and
travelling companion where space is at a premium.
moderate close-focusing up to around 30cm.
PENTAX make a range of zooms rang­ing from wide-
• For a wider view of the world opt for a wide-angle lens
A camera is only as good as the lens it is fitted to. A
ments such as mountains look far more dramatic.
• For detailed close-up views, there is only one lens to
angle to telephoto.
to pack more of the scene into your composition. Typical
photographer knows this, and will form a very special
focal lengths generally lie between 12 and 35mm. Wide-
bond between the camera and lens. Many professionals
angles have traditionally been the preserve of architec­
have a favourite optic and choose to use that over all
tural and landscape photography but lend themselves
others. Thanks to the PENTAX K-mount and its huge range
equally well for pictures of other subjects with impact. If
of lenses the choice is limited only by imagination. A lens
you want to get closer to the action or take some crea­
is the business end of a great picture and knowing how to
tive portraits, a wide-angle has it covered.
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 lenses in the world.
When PENTAX first introduced the K-mount bayonet in
1975 its desire was to create and inspire long-term com­
patibility of all PENTAX lenses and camera bodies. The
mount is now the most widely used system in the world.
KEEPING PACE WITH YOUR FAST LIFESTYLE:
OUR FAST LENSES.
Lenses are mechanical objects, relying on a focusing sys­
PENTAX lenses are more than up to the challenge thanks
tem inside the lens barrel to move the internal optical
to the latest generation of SDM (Supersonic Direct­-drive
elements towards or away from the subject to achieve
Motor) ultrasonic focussing systems. Fitted to all DA*
that perfect focus. Any kind of delay between the photog­
series lenses, these motors work quieter and more accu­
rapher pressing the shutter and the lens focusing can
rately than con­ ventional AF lenses. Our latest generation
result in a missed opportunity. PENTAX has recognised
of optics utilise these motors along with internal focusing
this and has worked hard to perfect a system called TTL
to provide a user­friendly lens that truly becomes an exten­
Phase Detection which registers the precise point of focus
sion of your own eye.
with incredible speed and accuracy. Small motors work
Taken with a wide-angle lens
Taken with a standard lens
Taken with a telephoto lens
TAKING THE STRESS OF MODERN LIVING IN ITS STRIDE:
ULTIMATE PROTECTION.
with astonishing speed to place the lens elements in ex­
A dual drive in our DA* lenses means that these latest
actly the right position to achieve perfect sharpness.
optics can also be used on older generation PENTAX
It’s not just inside PENTAX lenses where you will find first-
you choose. PENTAX has ensured that they can take the
digital camera bodies. Whilst the latest PENTAX digital
class engineering. PENTAX DA* series lenses are built to
best of the worst weather. Each lens is specially sealed at
While autofocus has revolutionised the speed and con­
SLR cameras use the SDM AF system, DA* lenses also
the highest standards and tolerances and are ready to
key points in order to prevent water splashes, dust and dirt
venience of photography on the move, there are still
feature a conventional AF drive for use with earlier, pre-
deliver you exceptional images whenever and wherever
ingress, which could result in damage and interference.
plenty of occasions when the focusing system could be
SDM digital SLR cameras.
put to the test.
10mm*
20mm*
35mm*
50mm*
70mm*
135mm*
200mm*
300mm*
FIXED FOCAL LENGTH LENSES
smc PENTAX DA 14mm f/2.8 ED [IF] > PAGE 8
smc PENTAX DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM > PAGE 14
smc PENTAX DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Edition > PAGE 19
smc PENTAX DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited Edition > PAGE 19
smc PENTAX DA* 300mm f/4.0 ED [IF] SDM > PAGE 14
smc PENTAX DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Edition > PAGE 19
Zoom LENSES
smc PENTAX DA 10 – 17mm f/3.5 – 4.5 ED [IF] Fish-Eye > PAGE 9
smc PENTAX DA 12 – 24mm f/4.0 ED AL [IF] > PAGE 10
smc PENTAX DA 16 – 45mm f/4.0 ED (AL) > PAGE 10
smc PENTAX DA* 16 – 50mm f/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM > PAGE 10
smc PENTAX DA 17 – 70mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM > PAGE 11
smc PENTAX DA 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AL II > PAGE 11
smc PENTAX DA 18 – 250mm f/3.5 – 6.3 ED AL [IF] > PAGE 11
smc PENTAX DA* 50 – 135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM > PAGE 12
smc PENTAX DA 50 – 200mm f/4.0 – 5.6 ED > PAGE 13
smc PENTAX DA 55 – 300mm f/4.0 – 5.8 ED > PAGE 13
MACRO LENSES
smc PENTAX D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 > PAGE 17
smc PENTAX D-FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 > PAGE 16
smc PENTAX DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Edition > PAGE 18
(*equivalent to 35mm film format)
A COMMITMENT
TO QUALITY: THE
PENTAX OBSESSION.
smc PENTAX DA 14mm f/2.8 ED [IF]
smc PENTAX DA 10 – 17mm f/3.5 – 4.5 ED [IF] Fish-Eye
PENTAX lenses that appear under in the smc-DA range are especially suited to
When accurate perspective isn’t on your creative agenda then take a different
our digital SLRs. The smc-DA 14mm lens is equivalent to a 21mm angle of view
path and opt for this handy little fisheye zoom which allows you to zoom step­
on conventional film cameras and offers fast operation within a compact body. A
lessly from 100 degrees to a quite extraordingry 180 degree angle of view.
77mm filter ring allows professional “slim” filters to be fitted while high-quality
Thanks to its clever design the lens can be focused as close as 14cm from your
ED glass delivers brilliant sharpness and saturated colours.
subject and because the front element is dirt and water repellent you don’t have
As an added bonus to purist photographers, a Quick Shift Focus System allows
to worry if you get just a little too close to your subject! The PENTAX SP coating
instant manual focusing even while the camera is in AF mode.
provides that extra protection, and can easily be cleaned (with a PENTAX lens
cloth, of course!).
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SMALLEST
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
90
22
17cm
1:5.3
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 83.5 x 69mm
420g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
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8/10
ANGLE OF
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
180 – 100
22 – 32
14cm
1:4.2
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 68 x 71.5mm
320g
FILTERSIZE
–
smc PENTAX DA 12 – 24mm f/4.0 ED AL [IF]
smc PENTAX DA 17 – 70mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM
The equivalent of an 18 – 36mm zoom in 35mm terms, this wide-angle
This lens is an indispensable tool for enthusiast photographers. The smc­-
zoom lends itself nicely to creative photography on the move thanks to
DA 17 – 70mm captures the equivalent of a 26 – 107mm focal length in
its compact size and impressive capability. Thanks to aspherical lens
35mm film format – a usefully wide standard zoom range for SLR pho­
technology and low-dispersion ED lens elements, colourful and crystal
tography. Thanks to its extremely high­quality optics brilliant images are
clear images are guaranteed. The lens covers an angle of between 99
assured, whether you’re shooting wide­angle or moderate telephoto shots.
and 61 degrees which makes it perfect for getting close to your subjects
The fast aperture through its entire focal length range has plenty in
and blowing perspective out of the water!
reserve for scenes in which the lighting conditions leave something to
be desired. The lens is designed with 17 lens elements in 12 groups, in­
cluding an aspherical element to reduce aberrations. Additionally, there
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MAGNI- FICATION
99 – 61
22
30cm
1:8.3
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 87.5 x 84mm
430g
FILTERSIZE
are useful features such as internal focusing and the Quick Shift Focus
77mm
System. The autofocus smc­-DA 17 – 70mm is exclusively equipped with
Exclusively for
compatible camera bodies.
ultrasonic auto focus drive found in the new PENTAX DSLRs.
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12/17
ANGLE OF
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SMALLEST
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
79 – 23
22
28cm
1:3.1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 75 x 93.5mm
485g
FILTERSIZE
67mm
smc PENTAX DA 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 AL II
smc PENTAX DA 16 – 45mm f/4.0 ED (AL)
The successor to our classic standard zoom. During its redesign the optics
Embracing the wide-angle to standard lens range, this versatile zoom
were enhanced to suit the higher resolution of our new DSLR cameras. The
extends your creativity allowing you to play wide and yet still home in on
result: a 220­gramme lightweight that allows you to master practically any
specific details when the opportunity demands. Aspherical lens elements
standard shooting situation. With a zoom range of approx. 28 to 85mm
are used to ensure crisp focusing throughout the zoom range and a small
(in 35mm film format) it is always ready – whether you’re shooting por­
size and lightweight construction makes this lens a favoured optic with
traits, landscapes or other situations that require a spontaneous respons.
photographers on the go.
11 lens elements in 8 groups, including an aspheric element, provide
optimum sharpness and colour depth. The dirt­resistant PENTAX SP coating
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10/13
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
83 – 35
22
28cm
1:3.8
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 72 x 92mm
365g
FILTERSIZE
67mm
of the front lens element helps you to create “clean” photographs any
time. An added convenience is the focus­ ing ring that can instantly be
engaged to assist in manual focusing.
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8/11
ANGLE OF
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SMALLEST
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
76 – 29
22 – 38
25cm
1:2.9
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 67.5 x 68mm
220g
FILTERSIZE
52mm
smc PENTAX DA 18 – 250mm f/3.5 – 6.3 ED AL [IF]
smc PENTAX DA* 16 – 50mm
f/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
A specialist and an all­rounder in one: the optics of the smc-­DA 18 – 250mm
are particularly matched to high performance digital SLR cameras. Its
The smc-DA* 16 – 50mm lens is our ultimate standard zoom and one
extended focal length range create your perfect partner in practically any
which we are very proud of. With a constant maximum aperture of
photographic situation. This lens offers a stepless equivalent zoom range
f/2.8 right across the zoom range it is more than capable of performing
of 27.5 to 382.5mm in 35mm film format – making it the first choice for
in difficult lighting situations. A Quick Shift Focus System offers the
those unexpected or unpredictable photographic situ­ations. The finely
photo­grapher full manual control of the lens even while in AF mode and
reproduced and true-to-life colours that the demanding photographer ex­
thanks to an SP coating on the front element the lens is perfectly
pects are assured with this extremely versatile lens. High­ quality aspherical
protected – whatever the weather.
lens elements and ED glass reduce aberrations to a minimum and assure a
fast response in varying conditions.
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10
12/15
ANGLE OF
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SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
83 – 31.5
22
30cm
1:4.8
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 84 x 98.5mm
600g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
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13/16
ANGLE OF
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
76 – 6.5
22 – 45
45cm
1:3.6
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 75 x 85.5mm
455g
FILTERSIZE
62mm
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smc PENTAX DA* 50 – 135mm
f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM
The second addition to the new generation of PENTAX lens­­es, this smc-DA*
50 – 135mm lens offers a focal length equivalent to 75 – 205mm in 35mm terms.
Exceptional constuction utilizing latest generation materials gives this lens the
performance edge, making it ideally suited for fast focusing of moving subjects.
A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture allows superb performance in low light and
thanks to the unique PENTAX SP lens coating on the lens front element you can
be assured that this is one lens that will come back time and again for more
punishment.
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ANGLE OF
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SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
31.5 – 11.9
22
100cm
1:5.9
14/18
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 76.5 x 136mm
765g
FILTERSIZE
67mm
smc PENTAX 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 construction provides richly satu­
rated images packed with detail and makes this lens a favoured choice of land­
scape photographers where homing in on distant detail is important. The design
inclu­des one extremely low-dispersion ED glass element to control chromatic
aberration.
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10/11
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
31.5 – 8.1
22 ­­– 32
110cm
1:4.2
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 66.5 x 78.5mm
255g
FILTERSIZE
52mm
smc PENTAX DA 55 – 300mm f/4.0 – 5.8 ED
As far as your eye can see. With this resourceful zoom you can
capture nearby scenes just as easily and as perfectly as long dis­
tance shots. With an 85 to 450mm focal length (in 35mm film
for­mat) the smc­-DA 55 – 300mm offers an extremely wide zoom
range. The optical design was especially developed to meet the
re­quirements of high-resolution digital SLR cameras. A high per­
formance ED lens element is incorporated to keep colour aberra­
tions to a minimum and the special PENTAX SP coating of the front
lens element provides effec­tive protection against dirt and finger­
marks. Additionally, the lens has a wide focusing ring for those who
prefer to focus manually.
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8/12
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
29 – 5.4
22 ­­– 32
140cm
1:3.6
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 71 x 111.5mm
440g
FILTERSIZE
58mm
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smc PENTAX DA* 200mm
f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Top­-level technology to match the highest photographic
well as its opti­cal benefits the smc­-DA* 200mm excels
requirements. In terms of absolute resolving power the
with handling ease: its ultrasonic focus operates extreme­
new 200mm lens from the PENTAX DA* series leaves
ly fast and silently, the inner focusing system ef­fectively
nothing to be desired. The fast aperture design delivers
maintains the critical focal point and the special PENTAX
outstanding results under the most unfavourable lighting
SP coating of the front lens element efficiently prevents
conditions. High-quality ED lens elements reduce colour
the adherence of dirt. Additionally, the lens body is com­
aberrations to practically imperceptible levels and raise
pletely sealed against spray and dust.
the recording quality to an absolutely brilliant level. As
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MAGNI- FICATION
8.1
22
120cm
1:5
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 83 x 134mm
825g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
smc PENTAX DA* 300mm
f/4.0 ED [IF] SDM
Like the 200mm lens, the smc­-DA* 300mm also offers
its 200mm sibling: the ultrasonic focus is ex­tremely fast
first-class performance for demanding professional re­
and silent, the inner focusing system effec­tively maintains
quirements. Specifically designed for highly efficient mod­
the critical focal point and the special PENTAX SP coating
ern DSLR systems, it offers brilliant solutions for longer
of the front lens element efficiently prevents dirt from
telephoto focal length demands, being equivalent to a
adhering. The lens body is also completely sealed against
460mm lens in 35mm film format. Special ED lens ele­
spray and dust. Additionally, it is also equipped with a
ments reliably reduce colour aberrations to a minimum.
tripod mount.
The smc­-DA* 300mm offers the same handling benefits as
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6/8
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
5.4
32
140cm
1:4.2
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 83 x 184mm
1,070g
FILTERSIZE
77mm
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smc PENTAX D-FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
smc PENTAX D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
A truly exceptional lens which offers real-time life size images of subjects in
Just like its smaller brother, this lens again has 1:1 capability for capturing
a small and lightweight body. This is a lens which macro photographers can
subjects in lifesize detail. A focus-lock allows the photographer manual control
use handheld thanks to a super bright f/2.8 maximum aperture. A floating
over the lens making it impossible to inadvertently change the focus while
lens element ensures that subjects are distortion-free, a common problem
composing. A slightly longer focal length offers the photographer a longer
afflicting lesser macro lenses and for flower and plant photography this lens
working distance over the 50mm macro, making this lens the perfect choice
has no competitor. These D-FA lenses can also be used with 35mm film SLR
for subjects that a more difficult to reach. A floating rear element reduces
cameras.
aberrations at any focussing distance. These D-FA lenses can also be used
with 35mm film SLR cameras.
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16
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
47
32
19.5cm
1:1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 67.5 x 60mm
265g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
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8/9
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SMALLEST
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
24.5
32
30.3cm
1:1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 67.5 x 80.5mm
345g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
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Limited Edition: LIMITL ESS POSSIBILITIES.
PENTAX knows a thing or two about traditional photogra­
matching metal lens hood that has been designed to match
phy. With a track record as maker of some of the world’s
the constuction of the lens. Our attention to detail knows
finest film cameras our values in this traditional world have
no limits.
smc PENTAX DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Edition
been carried over to the digital one. Lenses are tactile
instruments of beauty and we know that photographers
The name “Limited Edition” does not mean that these
A compact and precisely-engineered lens fully deserving of its place in our “Limited Edition” line-up.
appre­ciate quality when they see it. While some manufac­
lenses won’t be around forever. Far from it. Chances are
For premium lens quality the whole optical design of the smc-DA 21mm is based around an aspherical
turers compromise by producing cheaper plastic-bodied
they will outlive most cameras! The name instead refers to
lens element. With a minimum focusing distance of 20cm a floating lens element allows for aberra­
lenses, our “Limited Edition” range is here to confirm the
the fact that they are produced to higher tolerances than
tion-free ima­­ges while retaining the lens’ compact shape. Again, the Quick Shift Focus System is an
PENTAX philopshy of performance through design. All our
mass-produced lenses and assembled with even greater
added feature, along with highly effective water and oil repelling SP coating, making it a preferred lens
“Limited Edition” range feature metal bodies with engraved
diligence, so their daily production output is limited. A dis­
for reportage or travel photographers on the move.
aperture rings and depth-of-field scales and come with a
cerning product for the discerning photographer.
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MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
68
22
20cm
1:5.9
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 63 x 25mm
140g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
smc PENTAX 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
smc PENTAX DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Edition
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.
Bringing more pleasure to photography: the new smcDA 35mm is the first macro lens in the acclaimed
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“Limited” range. As with all lenses in this range it is
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SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
39
22
40cm
1:7.7
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 63 x 15mm
90g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
characterised by its highly compact design – how­
ever, its macro capabilities are the defining crucial
aspect. Of equal importance is its flawless reproduc­
tion quality – attained in part by an innovative new
lens coating. Fur­ther important characteristics are its
1:1 reproduction ratio, excellent lens speed, dirt­resistant
front lens element with the PENTAX exclusive SP coating,
smc PENTAX DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Edition
Quick Shift Focus System for instantaneous focus correc­
tions without having to deac­tivate autofocus, and an alu­
minium lens barrel. The retractable lens hood is particularly
convenient. With a 53.5mm focal length equivalent in 35mm
A superb lens for detailed portrait and landscape work, this incredibly compact optic offers the 35mm
film format, the smc-DA 35mm is, of course, useful beyond its
equivalent of a 105mm lens, making it perfect for the roving photographer. Producing incredibly sharp
macro tasks – it is eminently well suited as a standard lens of out­
and high-contrast images this lens is the preferred choice of photographers looking to record their
standing high quality.
subjects in stunning detail and clarity. Again, this lens utilises the PENTAX Quick Shift Focus System
for fast manual focusing in AF mode.
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
8/9
18
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
44
22
13.9cm
1:1
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 63 x 46.5mm
215g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
GROUPS/
ELEMENTS
6/8
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
SMALLEST
APERTURE
MINIMUM FOCUSING DISTANCE
MAGNI- FICATION
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22
70cm
1:8.3
DIAMETER/
WEIGHT
LENGTH 63 x 26mm
130g
FILTERSIZE
49mm
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LET T HERE BE LIGHT!
THE PENTAX FLASH SYSTEM.
Without light there is no photograph. No photograph
tion without having to worry about settings and adjust­
means no memory. Thanks to the PENTAX range of opti­
ments. Of course that doesn’t mean that purists cannot
mised flashguns no shooting situation has been left out.
have it their way either. Our flashguns feature clear, well-
The PENTAX system has been designed to work seam­
designed controls and features for manual adjustment,
lessly with every PENTAX digital SLR camera, allowing the
affording every photo­grapher full control of the frozen mo­
photographer to concentrate on the subject and composi­
ment.
Light to go.
Sufficient lighting is crucial to successful photography.
For the K20D we recommend the AF­-360 FGZ or AF­-200 FG
Unfortunately, in a great number of situations the light is
for general use or the top range AF­-540 FGZ with a high
far less than perfect. That’s why PENTAX has developed a
guide number, tilt and swivel flash head and very fast
range of efficient flashguns that provide accurate and con­
re­cycling time. Additionally, the K20D body is equipped
sistent light for virtually any situation. Perfect communica­
with an x-sync socket so it is completely at home with
tion between your digital PENTAX SLR and PENTAX flash­
studio flash set-ups.
gun makes it all possible.
SYSTEM FLASHES.
AF-360 FGZ
AF-360 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
Hot Shoe Adapter FG
Hot Shoe Adapter F
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.
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AF-360 FGZ
Type
ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH ZOOM HEAD
Guide number
36 at 85mm, 30 at 50mm (ISO 100)
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
Head
Auto zoom, manual zoom,
vertical bounce: -10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Flash range
0.7 – 5.4m at f/5.6 / ISO 100
Power
requirements
4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Battery life
Recycle time
Alkali-Manganese (LR6)
Nickel Metal Hydrid
(Ni-MH)
approx. 6sec. approx. 250
approx. 6sec. approx. 160
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Dimensions
76 x 142 x 107mm (W x H x D)
Weight
270g (without batteries)
Accessories
Soft case
No. of flashes
AF-540 FGZ
Type
ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH ZOOM HEAD
Guide number
54 at 85mm, 45 at 50mm (ISO 100)
Compensation
Flash exposure -3.0 to +1.0 EV, in 0.5 EV steps
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°
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
Power
requirements
4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Battery life
Recycle time
Alkali-Manganese (LR6)
Nickel Metal Hydrid
(Ni-MH)
approx. 6sec. approx. 200
approx. 6sec. approx. 160
TR Power Pack 3 for the AF-540 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
Battery
6x C-type alkaline batteries
(NiCd batteries are not usable)
Professional photography demands sufficient power. This
Number of flashes
approx. 700
means the TR Power Pack 3 for the AF-540 FGZ (not for
Recycling time
approx. 4.5sec.
use with AF-360 FGZ). The use of 6 C-type batteries
Size
95 x 190 x 40mm (W x H x D)
Weight
340g (without batteries)
740g (with batteries)
Standard
accessories
Connecting cable (1.5m), case, strap
The ultimate power source for independent pho­to­­­­­graphy.
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Dimensions
76 x 142 x 107mm (W x H x D)
Weight
380g (without batteries)
Accessories
Soft case
No. of flashes
extends the shooting capacity and shortens the recycling
time.
The flash must have batteries installed when using the Power Pack.
AF-200 FG
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Compatible
HOT SHOE ADAPTER F
SYNC CABLE F
The Hot Shoe Adapter F is particularly suitable
The sync cable F is the connector be­tween the
for the SF- and Z-series cameras and the flash
flash adapters and is available as a 0.5m coiled
units of the FTZ- and FGZ ranges. It connects
cable or a 3m straight cable.
a flash unit to a sync cable. Up to 4 units can
be connected together.
Type
ELECTRONIC FLASH
Guide number
20 at 28mm (35mm film format) (at ISO 100)
Compensation
Flash exposure –0.5 and ­1 EV
Flash
functions
P­TTL; A­TTL; automatic; Manual (Full)
Head
Focal length 28 mm/24 mm (with built­in diffuser)
(values given refer to focal lengths for 35mm film
format) vertical: 30°/39°; horizontal: 26.5°/35°
Flash range
0.7 – 3.6m at f 5.6 / ISO 100
Power
requirements
4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Battery life
Recycle time
Alkali­Manganese (LR6)
Nickel Metal hydride (Ni-MH 2,700mAh)
AA Lithium
approx. 4sec. approx. 300
approx. 4sec. approx. 400
No. of flashes
approx. 4sec. approx. 450
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Dimensions
68 x 83.5 x 93mm (W x H x D)
Weight
190g (without batteries)
HOT SHOE ADAPTER FG
OFF CAMERA SHOE CLIP
The Hot Shoe FG is designed so that the cam­
This clamp attachment has a hot shoe (without
era’s built-in flash can be used in conjunction
electrical contacts) and is used to attach a
with the adapter. The top of the adapter has a
flash to an object up 2.5cm thick.
socket for the sync cable.
OFF SHOE ADAPTER F
The Off Shoe Adapter F is particularly suitable
for use with the FTZ- and FGZ ranges. The Off
Shoe Adapter F is com­­­parable to the Hot Shoe
Adapter F, but the bottom of the adapter fea­
tures a standard tripod screw mount.
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CARING GOES
BEYOND
TH E CAMERA .
Interchangeable focusing screens
For specific professional applications you can replace the standard
focussing screen of the K20D 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 products
individual needs as a photographer. A particularly useful
extends well beyond the camera and lens which is why we
tool is the sensor Cleaning Set that efficiently removes the
have carefully developed a range of accessories designed
last bit of stubborn dust on the sensor surface. Used care­
to work perfectly and enhance your PENTAX experience.
fully, the Cleanng Set is also recommended for use with
With our range of battery grips, focusing screens, belts,
the K20D to eliminate any damp dust that may be missed
bags, eye cups and cleaning accessories it is possible to
by the camera’s Dust Removal system.
custom build your own camera system, adapted to your
Finder Loupe O-ME53
Sensor Cleaning Kit
The Finder Loupe increases the viewfinder image by a
Dust is removed and collected from the sensor with a
factor of 1.2. The entire image view is in­­creased, not just
specially coated cleaning head. Adhesive papers are pro­
the center. This magnifier is an effective way to opti­
vided that carefully take away dust particles.
mally judge the image in the finder.
IR Remote Control F
Cable release
USB cable
AV cable
AC Mains adapter Kit
Battery Grip D-BG3 for
PENTAX K200D
The outstanding energy management of the PENTAX
K200D means that you can get up to 1,000 shots on one
set of batteries. Astonishing as that may by the D-­BG3
Battery Grip effectively doubles that! Just like the cam­
Battery grip D-BG2
D-LI50 Li-Ion battery
K-BC50E Battery
charging kit
Eye cup FL
Eye cup FO
era the Battery Grip operates with standard, widely
Battery Grip D-BG2 for
PENTAX K20D, K10D
available AA batteries. The grip also provides an addi­
tional shutter release and is shaped for optimal ergo­
nomic comfort for fatigue-free extended use. Additional
The PENTAX Battery Grip D­-BG2 provides extra power to
storage space is provided in the battery cradle for an
ensure best results when the camera is in continuous
extra memory card and remote control.
use. Not only does the grip use the same Li­-Ion battery
as the camera – so there is always plenty of spare
Eye cup FP
Viewfinder cap
Display protection foil
Shoulder strap
Neoprene Shoulder strap
power – but it also features an additional shutter release
and aperture and shutter speed dials that are ideally
positioned for shooting in portrait format. Thanks to the
outstanding PENTAX ergonomic design the camera al­
ways fits comfortably in the hand. The battery cradle
also contains a slot for an additional memory card and
remote control. Battery not included.
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GLOSSARY
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 micro­­scopically thin layers. The normal light loss at the lens surface between
air and glass is reduced from 4 % to 0.2 %.
Aspherical Lenses
Contrary to spherical, aspherical lenses do not have a uniformly curved spherical shape. The form of an as­
pherical 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 particularly 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 components, as a prism would do.
This happens particularly at the edges, adding unwanted 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.
Inner Focusing
Each lens is composed of several groups of lens elements. With an Inner Focusing design only one of these
Backpack
groups is moved. Inner Focusing brings a number of advantages compared to a conventional focusing design
The best method for transporting a
where all the lens groups are moved: it works faster and the overall length of the lens remains unchanged
larger selection of equipment. The
so the centre of balance remains constant. Additionally, since the front lens element doesn’t rotate, filters do
removable insert (30 x 40 x 12cm)
not have to be readjusted every time the focus point changes.
offers a safe place for camera,
flashgun,
several
lenses
and
Supersonic Direct-drive Motor
accesso­ries. There is also an extra
Small motors manage the actual focusing of an auto­focus system. With the “Supersonic Direct-drive Motor”
pocket for a laptop. Reflective strips
PENTAX has developed a technology that propels the focusing procedure with an ultrasonic motor. PENTAX
A camera backpack with a zippered enclosure for a camera­
pro­vide extra security at evening
SDM lenses drive the autofocus system significantly faster and operate more quietly than conventionally
body, two lenses and a flash as well as an additional com­
and night time.
driven AF lenses.
Professional Backpack
partment for a laptop or other equipment.
Quick Shift Focus System
The PENTAX Quick Shift Focus System allows instant switching between Auto Focus and Manual Focus simply
by turning the focussing ring on the lens. A clever clutch mechanism takes care of the rest.
SP Coating
SP (Super Protection) coating is a special coating of the front lens element of particular PENTAX lenses. It is
based on a fluoride bonding and prevents the contamination of the lens by water-based or oily substances.
SP coated lenses are much more easily cleaned of finger marks, smears or other matter than may come in
contact with the lens.
Water and dust protection
Humidity and dirt are the natural enemies of high performance electronics and precision optics. So that
neither water nor dust can penetrate, the latest PENTAX DSLR bodies and DA* lenses are protected by a
Camera Case
Nylon case
Aluminium case
Something extra up your sleeve:
You don’t always need to carry all
Do you need a safe place for all
the PENTAX ca­mera case easily
your equipment. Very often just a
your equipment? Nothing is better
accommodates a camera body, two
camera and standard lens will suf­
that this aluminium case. Adjust­
lenses and various accessories.
fice. The nylon case offers excellent
able rigid partitions provide for op­
protection for general walk-around
timum spacing and guarantee that
use.
everything remains well protected
extensive system of seals for thorough external protection.
in its place.
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Japan
HOYA Corporation
2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo 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 May 2008
AP1020003001/ISM 01052008
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