smc PENTAX-DA INTERCHANGEABLE LENS

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smc PENTAX-DA

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS

OPERATING MANUAL

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FOREWORD

Thank you for purchasing the smc PENTAX-DA lens.

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.

smc PENTAX-DA lens can be used exclusively with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This lens is not compatible with film SLR cameras.

• In this operating manual, “smc PENTAX-DA lens” is shortened to “DA lens”

.

• Illustrations shown herein may differ from the actual appearance.

• PENTAX and smc PENTAX are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.

• SDM is a trademark of HOYA CORPORATION.

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USING YOUR LENS SAFELY

Although we have carefully designed these lenses for safe operation, please pay special attention to items marked with the following symbols when using this product.

WARNING

CAUTION

This symbol indicates precautions that if not followed, could result in serious injuries to the user.

This symbol indicates precautions that if not followed, could result in minor or medium injuries to the user or damage to the equipment.

WARNING

• Never look at the sun through the lens or camera for a long time. Serious damage to the retina or total loss of eyesight may occur, particularly when looking directly through the lens.

CAUTION

• Do not leave the lens in direct sunlight without the lens cap. Direct sunlight passing through the lens will be intensified, and should it focus on flammable materials, fire may occur.

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PRECAUTIONS AND LENS MAINTENANCE

1. 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 location 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 in a dry cabinet, airtight container, or plastic bag. (Leaving a saturated desiccant in the storage container can cause damage to the lens. Be sure to read the instructions that come with the desiccant before use.)

2. The following lenses are dust and water resistant.

(DA



300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM, DA



200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM, DA



16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM, DA



50-

135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM)

Lenses other than those listed above are not dust and water resistant. Be careful not to allow dust, dirt, water, harmful gases, salt, or other materials to get on those lenses.

3. 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, etc.

4. Never use any organic solvent such as thinner, alcohol, or benzine, etc. to remove dust on the lens.

5. 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 or other vehicles, boats, etc.

6. Avoid subjecting the lens to rapid changes in temperature, otherwise condensation can occur on both the inside and the 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.

7. 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.

8. Have the lens inspected by a dealer every one or two years to maintain its high performance.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD

USING YOUR LENS SAFELY ................................................................................. 1

PRECAUTIONS AND LENS MAINTENANCE ........................................................ 2

FEATURES OF THE smc PENTAX-DA LENS ....................................................... 6 smc PENTAX-DA LENS .......................................................................................... 7

About the DA lens mount .................................................................................... 8

About lenses with a supersonic motor ................................................................. 9

Precautions for using lenses equipped with a supersonic motor on the ........................................................................................................ 10

MOUNTING AND REMOVING THE LENS ............................................................ 11

LENS CAP ............................................................................................................. 12

Attaching the dedicated lens cap to DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited ............................. 13

FOCUSING ............................................................................................................. 14

Changing the Focus Mode ................................................................................ 14

For the DA

 lens .............................................................................................. 14

Using Autofocus ................................................................................................ 15

Focusing with the OK Button ............................................................................. 15

Using Manual Focus .......................................................................................... 17

Using the Quick-Shift Focus System ................................................................. 17

How to use the Quick-Shift Focus System ........................................................ 18

DA

 200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM, DA 300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM focusing .......... 20

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Precautions on close-distance scale ................................................................. 21

ZOOM LENS .......................................................................................................... 22

About the zoom ring .......................................................................................... 23

About the zoom lock switch ............................................................................... 24

MACRO LENS ....................................................................................................... 25

Magnification Scale ........................................................................................... 25

ATTACHING THE LENS HOOD ............................................................................ 26

Screw-on Type (DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited dedicated lens hood) ......................... 26

Screw-on Type (DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited dedicated lens hood) ......................... 27

Bayonet Type .................................................................................................... 27

Bayonet Type (DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited dedicated lens hood) ...................... 28

About the PL filter window ................................................................................. 29

Built-in lens hood ............................................................................................... 31

FILTERS ................................................................................................................. 32

Precaution on filters ........................................................................................... 32

Attaching the 30.5mm filter to the DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited lens ......................... 32

Attaching a filter and the dedicated lens hood to the DA 21mm f/3.2

AL Limited lens .................................................................................................. 33

Attaching a filter and the dedicated lens hood to the DA 70mm f/2.4

Limited lens ....................................................................................................... 34

Circular polarizing filters and vignetting ............................................................. 35

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Compatibility table for PENTAX circular polarizing filters .................................. 36

PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THE LENS WITH A FLASH ............................... 40

Built-in Flash ...................................................................................................... 40

External Flash ................................................................................................... 40

Compatibility of DA Lenses with the Built-in Flash ............................................ 42

TRIPOD MOUNT .................................................................................................... 44

Removing the Tripod Mount .............................................................................. 45

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................... 46

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FEATURES OF THE smc PENTAX-DA LENS

• The smc PENTAX-DA lens is an interchangeable lens specifically designed for digital cameras. Its image circle is specialized for the image sensor (23.5 x 15.7mm) and its optical system is optimized for the characteristics of digital images.

• When autofocusing is finished, it is possible to make fine adjustments by hand using the “Quick-Shift

Focus System” (see page 18 for details).

• Lenses that have “SDM” in their name are equipped with a supersonic motor. When mounted on a camera that supports supersonic motors, the autofocus is quiet and smooth.

• The following lenses are dust and water resistant because each part is individually sealed. This makes it difficult for dust and water to enter inside the lens.

DA



300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM, DA



200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM, DA



16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM,

DA



50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

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smc PENTAX-DA LENS

Focusing ring

Distance scale window

Lens hood attaching index

Distance scale

Depth-of-field scale

Mounting index

Depth-of-field scale

Distance index

Note:

• The DA 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.

• The DA lens is not compatible with film SLR cameras.

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About the DA lens mount

The DA lens is an interchangeable lens specifically designed for the PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

There are three mounts for the DA lens, the K

AF

, K

AF2

and K

AF3

.

K

AF

-mount K

AF2

-mount K

AF3

-mount

AF coupler

Lens-information contacts

AF coupler

Lens-information contacts

Power supply contacts

Lens-information contacts

Power supply contacts

Lenses with a supersonic motor Lenses with a supersonic motor

(supersonic motor only)

Refer to the next page for more information on lenses with supersonic motors.

CAUTION

Be careful not to damage or dirty the lens mount surfaces as this can result in failure or malfunction.

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About lenses with a supersonic motor

The lenses in the table below are equipped with internal supersonic motors. When mounted on a camera body that supports supersonic motors, the autofocus (AF) is quiet and smooth.

• Supersonic motor compatible camera body

* If the firmware is version 1.30 or later, refer to page 10.

DA

DA





Lens

DA17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

DA

DA





16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM

50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM

Precautions

Lens uses a supersonic motor. When the lens is mounted on a camera body that does not support supersonic motors

(including with firmware older than version 1.30), the autofocus cannot be operated by either the AF motor in the camera body or the supersonic motor.

When the lens is mounted on a camera body that does not support supersonic motors (including with firmware older than version 1.30), the autofocus is operated by the AF motor in the camera body.

* In both cases focusing can be done manually.

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Precautions for using lenses equipped with a supersonic motor on the

When using lenses equipped with a supersonic motor on the

1.30 or later.

• How to Check and Update the Firmware

Holding-down the MENU button while turning ON the the center of the display.

, use the camera firmware version

will display the firmware version in

Download and install the firmware update for the

• Firmware Download Page:

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/download_digital.html

using the link below.

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1

MOUNTING AND REMOVING THE LENS

2

1.

To mount the lens on the camera body

Attach the lens while aligning the red dots on the lens and body, then turn the lens clockwise until it clicks in place.

"

Memo:

• Do not hold down the lens unlock button while mounting the lens, otherwise the lens will not be properly mounted.

• After mounting the lens, gently turn the lens counterclockwise to make sure it is locked in place.

2.

To remove the lens

Hold down the lens unlock button on the camera body and turn the lens counterclockwise.

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LENS CAP

Take off the lens cap by pressing the two tabs inward.

"

Memo:

• When not using the lens, be sure to attach the lens cap.

• Attach the dedicated lens cap over the lens hood on the DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited, DA 35mm f/2.8

Macro Limited, DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF], and DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited. Also, with the DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited, DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited, DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited, it is possible to mount the F49mm lens cap (option) by removing the lens hood.

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Attaching the dedicated lens cap to DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

First screw the dedicated hood onto the front of the lens, then screw the lens cap onto the lens hood.

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FOCUSING

Changing the Focus Mode

Use the camera’s focus mode switch to change between the autofocus mode and manual focus mode.

For details, refer to your camera operating manual.

For the DA



lens

The focus mode switch on the DA



lens is used to change between the autofocus and manual focus modes (the focus mode switch on the camera is always set to autofocus).

To use the autofocus, set the switch to the AF position.

To use the manual focus, set the switch to the MF position.

Focus mode switch

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Using Autofocus

Set the focus mode to autofocus. Press the shutter release button halfway to autofocus.

With the , or camera, you can also press the AF button to autofocus.

See page 14 for information about changing the focus mode.

Focusing with the OK Button

With the , , , , , , or

camera set as explained below, autofocusing by pressing the shutter release button halfway will be disabled and the OK button can be used instead to autofocus.

/ : / / / / /

On the C Custom menu, select “Enable AF” for “OK btn when shooting”.

"

Memo:

• For details on the setting procedure, refer to the camera operating manual.

/

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CAUTION

During autofocusing, the focusing ring of the following lenses will rotate.

• To prevent malfunction, do not touch the focusing ring during autofocusing. Particularly be careful when the Focus Mode is set to AF.C (AF-continuous). The camera continues adjusting the focus while the AF button is pressed or the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

- DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF]

- DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL

- DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

- DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED

- DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited

- DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

- DA 12-24mm f/4ED AL [IF]

- DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

ΙΙ

- DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL [IF]

- DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8ED

- DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited

- DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

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Using Manual Focus

Set the focus mode to MF, and turn the focusing ring to focus manually.

See page 14 for information about changing the focus mode.

Using the Quick-Shift Focus System

If the focus mode is set to autofocus, you can focus manually after autofocus is achieved. Manually turn the focusing ring to finely adjust the focus. You can do this without changing the focus mode to MF.

* The Quick-Shift Focus System is not available with the DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL [IF].

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How to use the Quick-Shift Focus System

1.

Using Autofocus

Set the focus mode switch to autofocus, then press the shutter release button halfway to autofocus.

With the , or camera, you can also press the AF button to focus.

With the

or

, , , , , ,

camera set as explained in “Focusing with the OK Button” on page 15, you can focus by pressing the OK button.

2.

Hold down the shutter release button halfway (or hold down the AF button or OK button), then turn the focusing ring to finely adjust focus.

3.

Finally, press the shutter release button fully to take a picture.

The focusing ring on some lenses may rotate during autofocus.

• Do not touch the focusing ring while autofocus is operating as it may cause a malfunction. For more information see “CAUTION” on page 16.

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CAUTION

• When using the Quick-Shift Focus System, keep pressing the shutter release button (or AF button) after you achieve focus and before taking a picture. If you let go of the shutter release button before taking the picture, autofocus will operate all over again when you press the shutter release button again.

However, you can use the menus to set the camera according to the procedure below so you can take the picture without autofocusing after letting go of the shutter release button. See the camera operating manual for details about the setting procedure.

• For the

,

, and the

: “C Custom Setting” menu

→ “AF by Press Halfway” → “Off”

: “Custom function”

→ “AF with Press Halfway” → “Off”

"

Memo:

• Use the AF button to focus when using autofocus.

• For , , , , ,

and

“C Custom Setting” menu

→ “OK btn when shooting” → “Cancel AF”

"

Memo:

• When the OK button is pressed, focus temporarily changes to manual focus.

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DA



200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM, DA



300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM focusing

• The mechanism does not allow the angle of rotation of the focusing ring and the distance scale to align while focusing. Always check the focus using the view finder before taking a picture. This is especially true with manual focus and the Quick-Shift Focus System.

• When focusing with manual focus or the Quick-Shift Focus System, the mechanism allows the focusing ring to rotate freely after it is set to

∞ (infinity) or the minimum focus distance.

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Close-distance scale

Precautions on close-distance scale

(For DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL, DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II, DA18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL)

In the close-distance scale range (the orange area on the distance scale), when shooting at the maximum aperture, image quality deterioration in the picture corners may result because of the optical characteristics of the lens.

When taking a picture in this range, we recommend that you use a smaller aperture, stopping down from full aperture.

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ZOOM LENS

Focusing index

Focusing ring

Distance scale

Zoom index

Mounting index

Lens hood attaching index

Zoom ring

Focal length scale

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The zoom lens has a focusing ring on the front side and a zoom ring on the rear side.

Turn the zoom ring to set the desired angle of view (lens focal length).

"

Memo:

• The focusing point may shift slightly by changing the focal length. First adjust the zoom and then adjust focus.

• The focusing index on the zoom lens is set to match the focus point when the focal length is at telephoto. The focusing index may not match the focus point for other focal lengths.

About the zoom ring

Turn the zoom ring clockwise for telephoto and counterclockwise for wide-angle.

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LOCK Red line

LOCK

1

2

About the zoom lock switch

The DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL [IF] is equipped with a zoom ring lock. This prevents the lens from extending under its own weight while you are carrying the camera.

1.

Set the zoom ring to the widest angle (18mm).

2.

Move the lock switch in the direction of 1.

The lock is engaged and the zoom ring is immovable when the red line is visible.

To zoom in the telephoto direction, move the lock switch in the direction of 2.

* If the switch does not move, the lens may be extended. Do not attempt to force the switch. Check the lens and try again.

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MACRO LENS

DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited lens adjust focus from infinity to life-size [1x].

Magnification Scale

The magnification is indicated by denominators on the distance scale. “5” indicates “1/5x”. When determining the magnification first, set the magnification in the manual focus mode and adjust focus by moving the camera closer or further from the subject.

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ATTACHING THE LENS HOOD

In order to avoid the deterioration in image quality from internal reflection, use of the lens hood is recommended.

a

a.

Screw-on Type (DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited dedicated lens hood)

Screw the hood on to the front of the lens to attach it.

The hood is telescopic. Extend it fully to use it.

"

Memo:

The lens hood cannot be mounted on some circular polarizing filters that are not produced by PENTAX, depending on the type.

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b c

Lens hood attaching index

b.

Screw-on Type (DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited dedicated lens hood)

Screw the hood on to the front of the lens to attach it.

c.

Bayonet Type

When attaching the lens hood, 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 to lock it as viewed from the front of the lens until it clicks into position.

"

Memo:

• When attaching the lens hood, hold the focusing ring and zoom ring securely to prevent them from turning.

• When the lens hood is not in use, it can also be turned around and attached in the reversed position.

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d

Lens hood attaching index

d.

Bayonet Type (DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited dedicated lens hood)

When attaching the lens hood, 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 a clockwise direction, as seen from the front of the lens, until it stops.

"

Memo:

• Vignetting occurs if the camera is used while the hood is not completely attached.

• The dedicated lens hood cannot be attached if a filter is attached to the front of the lens. To use a filter and the dedicated lens hood together, attach a 43mm diameter filter to the back of the hood.

(Refer to page 33)

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1 2

About the PL filter window

If a circular polarizing filter is attached to the DA lens, you can easily turn the filter via the PL filter window on the bayonet-type hood.

Lens with hood with a PL filter window

- DA 14mm f/2.8ED [IF]

- DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL

- DA



16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM

- DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

- DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

ΙΙ

- DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

- DA



50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

- DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED

- DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8ED

- DA



200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

- DA



300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM

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How to use the lens hood with polarizing filter window

1.

Remove the PL filter window cap by sliding it in the direction as shown above.

2.

Turn the outer rim of the circular polarizing filter from the PL filter window as shown above.

3

3.

Attach the PL filter window cap.

"

Memo:

• When shooting, be sure the PL filter window cap is in place to use the lens hood to maximum effect.

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Built-in lens hood

The following lenses have a lens hood built into the lens body. The hood cannot be removed from the lens.

• DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF]

• DA35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited (*)

Lenses marked with an * have built-in sliding hoods which should be extended.

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FILTERS

Make sure the filter size matches the lens, then screw the filter onto the front of the lens.

"

Memo:

• The compatible filter size for each lens is listed on pages 46-51.

• Filters cannot be mounted on the DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF].

Precaution on filters

• Since a filter becomes a part of the optical system when attached on the lens, handle it in the same way you handle the lens with care to dust, dirt and scratches. Normally, attaching two or more filters on a lens does more harm than good. However, attaching a circular polarizing filter and another filter would not be a problem.

• Use a circular polarizing filter with an autofocus camera for proper exposure and autofocusing.

Attaching the 30.5mm filter to the DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited lens

Normally, you attach the 49mm filter to the front of the lens. But you can also screw a 30.5mm filter to the back of the dedicated hood.

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Attaching a filter and the dedicated lens hood to the DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited lens

It is possible to attach a 49mm diameter filter to the front of the DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited lens, but not when the dedicated lens hood is attached. To use a filter with the dedicated lens hood, screw a 43mm diameter filter to the back of the filter.

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Attaching a filter and the dedicated lens hood to the DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited lens

With the DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited lens, attach the 49mm diameter filter to the front of the lens. To use it together with the dedicated lens hood, screw it on over the filter that is attached.

"

Memo:

• The lens hood cannot be mounted on some circular polarizing filters that are not produced by

PENTAX, depending on the type.

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Circular polarizing filters and vignetting

Circular polarizing filters are thicker than regular filters. Depending on the lens that is mounted and the shooting conditions, vignetting may occur in the four corners of the image. Refer to the “Compatibility table for PENTAX circular polarizing filters” on the following page for information on compatibility of the

PENTAX circular polarizing filters (currently not available) with various lenses. There are two types of

PENTAX circular polarizing filters. The A type (on the left in the diagram below) and the B type (on the right in the diagram below). The B type filter is thinner than the A type filter.

A type B type

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Compatibility table for PENTAX circular polarizing filters

* PENTAX circular polarizing filters are not currently available.

* PENTAX does not produce a circular polarizing filter with a 62mm diameter that can be used with the DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL [IF].

YES: Compatible *YES: Compatible in some conditions NO: Incompatible

Lens

DA 14mm f/2.8ED [IF]

DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited*

3

DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited

DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited*

1

DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited*

1

Circular polarizing filter

(A type)

Compatibility Notes

NO Vignetting occurs.

YES

*YES

YES

Use a filter with a diameter of 49mm.

*Can be mounted and used.

However, the built-in lens hood cannot be withdrawn while the A type circular polarizing filter is attached.

Use a filter with a diameter of 49mm.

YES

Circular polarizing filter

(B type)

Compatibility Notes

YES

YES

Use a filter with a diameter of 49mm.

YES

YES

YES

Use a filter with a diameter of 49mm.

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DA

DA





Lens

200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM

DA 12-24mm f/4ED AL [IF]*

2

DA



16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF]

SDM

DA



50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

Circular polarizing filter

(A type)

Compatibility Notes

*YES

*Can be mounted and used.

However, when the A type of circular polarizing filter is mounted, the mount of the dedicated bayonet hood interferes with the filter's mount so it cannot be mounted on that.

Circular polarizing filter

(B type)

Compatibility Notes

YES

*YES

*Vignetting occurs at focal lengths below 15mm.

*YES

*Vignetting occurs at focal lengths below

15mm.

NO

YES

Vignetting occurs.

YES

YES

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Lens

DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL

Circular polarizing filter

(A type)

Compatibility Notes

*YES

*Can be mounted and used.

However, when the A type of circular polarizing filter is mounted, the mount of the dedicated bayonet hood interferes with the filter’s mount so it cannot be mounted on that.

Circular polarizing filter

Compatibility

YES

(B type)

Notes

DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM NO *YES

Vignetting occurs when the focal length is 17mm.

DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED

DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8ED

ΙΙ

*YES

*Can be mounted and used.

However, when the A type of circular polarizing filter is mounted, the mount of the dedicated bayonet hood interferes with the filter’s mount so it cannot be mounted on that.

YES

*1 The lens hood cannot be mounted on some circular polarizing filters that are not produced by PENTAX, depending on the type.

*2 Vignetting occurs at focal lengths below 15mm with other PENTAX filters (such as the Skylight) besides circular polarizing filters.

*3 The dedicated hood cannot be mounted if a filter is mounted on the front of the lens, including circular polarizing filters.

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Memo:

• Filters, including circular polarizing filters, cannot be mounted on the DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF] lens.

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PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING THE LENS WITH A FLASH

Built-in Flash

The built-in flash can not be used when the distance is less than 0.7m. When the flash is used within

0.7m, it causes incorrect exposure control and vignetting in the picture corners.

• Refer to the “Compatibility of DA Lenses with the Built-in Flash” chart on page 42 for information on the compatibility of the built-in flash with the lens being used.

External Flash

The external flash can be used while the lens hood is attached. However, the following conditions apply to some types of lens.

zDA 14mm f/2.8ED [IF]

The AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ external flash units can only be used when the wide-angle panel is used

(it is also possible to use the lens hood). Other external flash units are not recommended because their coverage angle is not compatible with the angle of view of the lens.

zDA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited

External flash units can be used while the lens hood is mounted without problems if it is possible to set their zoom [coverage angle] up to 28mm.

zDA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF]

External flash units cannot be used because their coverage angle is not compatible with the angle of view of the lens.

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PENTAX external flash units which cover a 24mm lens on a 35mm SLR, or 16mm lens on a digital SLR, can be used when the lens is set from 16mm to 24mm.

AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ can be used from 13mm to 24mm with the wide angle panel (In both cases, it is possible to use the lens hood). Please note that at focal lengths less than 13mm the corners of the picture will not be fully illuminated.

Other external flash units are not recommended, because their coverage angle is not wide enough to cover the angle of view of the lens.

zDA

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16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM

zDA 16-45mm f/4ED AL

PENTAX external flash units which cover a 24mm lens on a 35mm SLR, or 16mm lens on a digital SLR, can be used with the lens hood without problems.

* For more information, refer to the manual for the external flash unit.

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Compatibility of DA Lenses with the Built-in Flash

Lens

DA 14mm f/2.8ED [IF]

DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited

DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited

DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

DA

DA





200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM

DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5ED [IF]

DA 12-24mm f/4ED AL [IF]

DA

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16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF] SDM

DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL

DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

ΙΙ

DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL [IF]

DA

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50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED

DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8ED

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES*1

YES*4

YES*5

YES

YES

YES*6

YES

YES

YES

,

,

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES*2

YES*4

YES*6

YES

YES

YES*6

YES

YES

YES

Compatibility

,

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES*3

YES*4

YES*7

YES

YES

YES*6

YES

YES

YES

,

,

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES*3

YES*4

YES*7

YES

YES

YES*6

YES

YES

YES

,

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Except for the DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited, DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited, DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited and DA

21mm f/3.2 AL Limited, do not use the lens hood when using the built-in flash. This is to prevent obstruction of the flash coverage by the lens hood.

*1 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is 35mm or less, or when the focal length is 16 to 50mm and the shooting distance is below 1.5 m.

*2 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is 28mm or less, or when the focal length is 16 to 50mm and the shooting distance is below 1.5 m.

*3 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is 20mm or less, or when the focal length is 35mm and the shooting distance is below 1.5 m.

*4 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is below 28mm, or when the focal length is 28mm and the shooting distance is 1 m or less.

*5 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is below 35mm, or when the focal length is 35mm and the shooting distance is 1 m or less.

*6 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is below 35mm.

*7 Vignetting occurs when the focal length is below 24mm, or when the focal length is 24mm and the shooting distance is 1 m or less.

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TRIPOD MOUNT

DA

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300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM is equipped with the tripod mount. To position the camera vertically or horizontally, loosen the camera position shift lock screw, turn the camera 90° to the right or left as desired, and tighten the lock screw firmly.

The tripod mount is detachable.

Camera position shift lock screw

Tripod Mount

• Attach only to a stable tripod.

• We recommend using a fast shutter speed as large lenses may contribute to camera shake.

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Removing the Tripod Mount

To remove the mount, use a coin to loosen the screw by turning it to the left.

Be careful not to loosen the screw too much or else it may fall out.

Insert a coin into the slot on the screw and turn to the left.

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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

* For use with any PENTAX digital SLR camera.

* AL = Uses an aspheric lens, ED = lens made with extra-low dispersion glass, IF = inner focus-type lens,

SDM = lens with a supersonic motor

Lens

Focal length

DA 14mm f/2.8ED [IF]

14mm (equivalent to approx.

21.5mm in 35mm format)

Elements in groups 12-11

Angle of view

Aperture

90° f/2.8

Minimum aperture f/22

Mount type KAF-mount

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

0.17m (0.56ft)

Approx. 0.19×

Filter size

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

Weight

Soft case

77mm

PH-RBH 77mm

83.5mm × 69mm

(3.3in × 2.7in)

Approx. 420g/14.8oz

(with hood approx.

455g/16oz)

S100-120

DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited

21mm (equivalent to approx.

32mm in 35mm format)

8-5

68° f/3.2

f/22

KAF-mount

0.2m (0.66ft)

Approx. 0.17×

49mm or 43mm

MH-RBA 43mm

63mm × 25mm

(2.5in × 1.0in)

Approx. 140g/4.9oz

(with hood approx.

155g/5.5oz)

Dedicated case

DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited

35mm (equivalent to approx.

53.5mm in 35mm format)

9-8

44° f/2.8

f/22

KAF-mount

0.139m (0.46ft)

Approx. 1.00×

49mm

Built-in

63mm × 46.5mm

(2.5in × 1.9in)

Approx. 215g/7.58oz

Soft case DA70

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Lens

Focal length

Weight

Soft case

DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

40mm (equivalent to approx.

61mm in 35mm format)

Elements in groups 5-4

Angle of view 39°

Aperture f/2.8

Minimum aperture f/22

KAF-mount Mount type

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

Filter size

0.4m (1.31ft)

Approx. 0.13×

49mm or 30.5mm

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

MH-RC 49mm

63mm × 15mm

(2.5in × 0.6in)

Approx. 90g/3.15oz

(with hood approx.

100g/3.5oz)

Dedicated case

DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

70mm (equivalent to approx.

107mm in 35mm format)

6-5

23° f/2.4

f/22

KAF-mount

0.7m (2.3ft)

Approx. 0.12×

49mm

MH-RD 49mm

63mm × 26mm

(2.5in × 1.0in)

Approx. 130g/4.59oz

(with hood approx.

150g/5.29oz)

Soft case DA70

DA

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200mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM

200mm (equivalent to approx.

307mm in 35mm format)

9-8

8.1° f/2.8

f/22

KAF2-mount

1.2m (4ft)

Approx. 0.20×

77mm

PH-RBK 77mm

83mm × 134mm

(3.3in × 5.4in)

Approx. 825g/29.1oz

(with hood approx.

915g/32.27oz)

S120-160

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Lens

Focal length

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

Weight

Soft case

DA

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300mm f/4ED [IF] SDM

300mm (equivalent to approx.

460mm in 35mm format)

DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm f/3.5-

4.5ED [IF]

DA 12-24mm f/4ED AL [IF]

10-17mm (35mm conversion not possible)

12-24mm (equivalent to approx. 18.5-37mm in 35mm format)

Elements in groups 8-6

Angle of view 5.4°

Aperture f/4

Minimum aperture f/32

KAF2-mount Mount type

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

Filter size

1.4m (4.67ft)

Approx. 0.24×

77mm

PH-RBK 77mm

83mm × 184mm

(3.3in × 7.4in)

Approx. 1070g/37.74oz

(with hood approx.

1160g/40.91oz)

(with hood + tripod attachment approx.

1240g/43.73oz)

S120-210

10-8

180°–100° f/3.5–f/4.5

f/22–f/32

KAF-mount

0.14m (0.46ft) (Approximately

2.5cm from front of lens)

Approx. 0.39×

Cannot be mounted

Built-in

68mm × 71.5mm

(2.7in × 2.8in)

Approx. 320g/11.3oz

S80-80

13-11

99°–61° f/4 f/22

KAF-mount

0.3m (0.98ft)

Approx. 0.12×

77mm

PH-RBI 77mm

84mm × 87.5mm

(3.3in × 3.4in)

Approx. 430g/15.2oz

(with hood approx.

457g/16.1oz)

S100-120

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Lens

Focal length

16-45mm (equivalent to approx. 24.5-69mm in 35mm format)

Elements in groups 13-10

Angle of view 83°–35°

Aperture

Minimum aperture f/22

Mount type

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

Filter size

DA 16-45mm f/4ED AL f/4

KAF-mount

0.28m (0.92ft)

Approx. 0.26×

67mm

DA



16-50mm f/2.8ED AL [IF]

DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

SDM

16-50mm (equivalent to approx. 24.5-76.5mm in

35mm format)

17-70mm (equivalent to approx. 26-107mm in 35mm format)

15-12

83°–31.5° f/2.8

f/22

KAF2-mount

0.3m (0.98ft)

Approx. 0.21×

17-12

79°-23° f/4 f/22

KAF3-mount

0.28m (0.92ft)

Approx. 0.31×

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

Weight

Soft case

PH-RBL 67mm

72mm × 92mm

(2.8in × 3.6in)

Approx. 365g/12.9oz

(with hood approx.

390g/13.8oz)

S90-140

77mm

PH-RBJ 77mm

84mm × 98.5mm

(3.3in × 3.9in)

Approx. 565g/19.9oz

(with hood approx.

600g/21.2oz)

S100-140

67mm

PH-RBM 67mm

75mm × 93.5mm

(3.0in × 3.7in)

Approx. 485g/17.1oz

(with hood approx.

515g/18.2oz)

S90-140

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Lens

Focal length

Elements in groups 11-8

Angle of view

Aperture

Minimum aperture f/22–f/38

Mount type

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

Filter size

DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

18-55mm (equivalent to format)

76°–29° f/3.5–f/5.6

KAF-mount

0.25m (0.82ft)

Approx. 0.34×

52mm

ΙΙ approx. 27.5-84mm in 35mm

DA18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL

18-55mm (equivalent to approx. 27.5-84mm in 35mm format)

12-9

76°–29° f/3.5–f/5.6

f/22–f/38

KAF-mount

0.25m (0.82ft)

Approx. 0.34×

DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3ED AL

[IF]

18-250mm (equivalent to approx. 27.5-383mm in 35mm format)

16-13

76°–6.5° f/3.5–f/6.3

f/22–f/45

KAF-mount

0.45m (1.5ft)

Approx. 0.28×

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

Weight

Soft case

PH-RBA 52mm

68mm × 67.5mm

(2.7in × 2.6in)

Approx. 220g/7.76oz

(with hood approx.

245g/8.64oz)

S80-120

52mm

PH-RBA 52mm

68mm × 67.5mm

(2.7in × 2.6in)

Approx. 225g/7.9oz

(with hood approx.

250g/8.8oz)

S80-120

62mm

PH-RBB 62mm

75mm × 85.5mm

(3.0in × 3.4in)

Approx. 455g/16.0oz

(with hood approx.

470g/16.6oz)

S80-120

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Lens

Focal length

DA



50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF]

SDM

DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED

DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8ED

50-135mm (equivalent to approx. 76.5-207mm in 35mm format)

50-200mm (equivalent to approx. 76.5-306mm in 35mm format)

55-300mm (equivalent to approx. 84.5-460mm in 35mm format)

Elements in groups 18-14

Angle of view 31.5°–11.9°

Aperture f/2.8

Minimum aperture f/22

KAF2-mount Mount type

Minimum focus distance

Maximum magnification

Filter size

1.0m (3.3ft)

Approx. 0.17×

67mm

Lens hood

Max. Diameter ×

Length

Weight

Soft case

PH-RBK 67mm

76.5mm × 136mm

(3.0in × 5.4in)

Approx. 685g/24.2oz

(with hood approx.

765g/27.0oz)

S90-160

11-10

31.5°–8.1° f/4–f/5.6

f/22–f/32

KAF-mount

1.1m (3.6ft)

Approx. 0.24×

52mm

PH-RBB 52mm

66.5mm × 78.5mm

(2.6in × 3.1in)

Approx. 255g/9oz

(with hood approx.

285g/10oz)

S80-120

12-8

29°–5.4° f/4–f/5.8

f/22–f/32

KAF-mount

1.4m (4.67ft)

Approx. 0.28×

58mm

PH-RBG 58mm

71mm × 111.5mm

(2.8in × 4.5in)

Approx. 440g/15.52oz

(with hood approx.

470g/16.6oz)

S80-160

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Memo

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Memo

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