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Pentax Launch DA 18-270mm Lens

This high magnification zoom lens features a 15x zoom ratio.

Posted: 10/09/2012 - 23:11

Pentax are pleased to announce the launch of the DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM lens.

This is a new high-magnification zoom lens featuring 15x zoom ratio and supersonic AF motor, for K-mount digital interchangeable-lens cameras.



smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM

This high-magnification zoom lens offers 15x zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 414mm super telephoto in the 35mm format. Its built-in supersonic AF driving mechanism offers both a smooth and quiet AF mode in a compact, lightweight body.

Its extraordinary wide angle-to-long-telephoto zoom coverage makes this lens extremely versatile, as it allows the user to effortlessly capture a wide variety of subjects, without needing to change lenses, ranging from landscape and portraiture to long-range sports photography. Its newly designed optics are key to achieving such wide zoom coverage in a compact, lightweight body.

Major Features:

1. Supersonic AF motor (SDM) Thanks to the incorporation of the PENTAX-original SDM autofocus system driven by a built-in supersonic motor, this zoom lens offers an exceptionally smooth and quiet autofocus mode. When mounted on an SDM-compatible PENTAX K-mount interchangeable-lens digital camera body,* the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted autofocusing to ensure flawless AF operation.

2. Exceptional image definition Incorporating two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optics, this zoom lens delivers bright, high-resolution images even at the edges, while effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.

Other features:

  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.49m over the entire zoom range
  • Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), while minimising the streaking effect of point light sources (coma).

The Pentax-DA 18-270mm will be available from early November. RRP £699.99.

For more information, visit the Pentax website.

Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM Specifications

Manufacturer Pentax
Lens Mounts Pentax KAF
Focal Length 18mm - 270mm
Angle of View 6 - 76
Max Aperture f/3.5 - f/6.3
Min Aperture f/22 - f/45
Filter Size 62mm
Stabilised No
35mm equivalent 27.5mm - 414mm
Internal focusing Yes
Maximum magnification No Data
Min Focus 49cm
Blades 7
Elements 16
Groups 13
Box Contents
Box Contents Hood PH-RBD 62mm, Lens cap 0-LC6,2 Mount cover
Weight 453g
Height 89mm

Posted 17/10/2012 - 11:23 Link
It looks like a rebadged version of the Tamron with exactly the same specs(which you cannot get in the Pentax mount) but with a added 300 for the Pentax name.
Posted 16/11/2012 - 08:10 Link
What's in a name eh? 300 And not WR either ?

Edited by tyronet2000: 16/11/2012 - 08:12
Posted 16/08/2013 - 18:06 Link
Dear Pentax User
Please remove the luckygrip post
Thank you

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