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Pentax announces availability of 14mm f2.8 lens
Dennis Hissink : May 15th 2004 - 02:00 CET
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PentaxPentax has announced a second lens designed for the *ist D digital SLR will ship later this month. The smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED [IF] interchangeable wide-angle lens was developed as a second model of the new DA-series line-up. At 14.8 ounces and measuring just 2.7 inches long and 3.3 inches in diameter, the lens is one of the lightest in its category. The lens features a standardized DA-series design incorporating high-grade metallic components with green accents. Featuring a focal length of 14mm (equivalent to 21mm in the 35mm format) and a 90-degree angle of view, this high-performance wide-angle lens incorporates a high-refraction, low-dispersion glass element and an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element.
Pentax announces availability of 14mm f2.8 lensThe lens offers a minimum focusing distance of .56 ft. for a maximum magnification of approximately 0.19 times. The image circle is designed to perfectly match the 23.5mm x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in the *ist D, contributing to a drastic reduction in size, weight and production cost.

This new lens also features the responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System," to allow photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto-to-manual with a slight twist of the focus ring. Coupled with the large-sized focus ring that remains locked during auto focus operations and the elimination of the aperture ring, this mechanism enhances *ist D operation in auto focus and manual-focus modes.

While competing models in the same category only allow for the installation of gelatine filters at the rear end, this lens is designed to accept 77mm-diameter filters, including a circular polarizing filter. The lens is equipped with a detachable lens hood with a window used for easy adjustment of a circular polarizing filter.

Fact sheet of the smc PENTAX-DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF) lens:

Lens Construction: 12 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view: 90 degrees (with *ist D body)
Diaphragm: Fully Automatic
Minimum Aperture: F22
Metering: TTL open-aperture
Min. Focus Distance: 017m
Max. Magnification: 0.19X
Filter Diameter: 77mm
Size: 83.5 x 69mm
Weight: 420g w/o hood

(No aperture ring)

- PENTAX KAF Mount (Metal)
- Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens for superior sharpness and colour correction
- Responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" allows instant shift from AF to MF
- The image circle is designed to match the CCD used in PENTAX digital SLRs
- Convert focal length to 21mm with *ist D
- Comes with a lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images




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