Pentax FA 24-70, 15-30, 28-105mm Hands-On Preview

HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
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We go hands-on with Pentax's new FA full-frame lenses, the FA 15-30mm, the FA 24-70mm and FA 28-105mm.

17/02/2016 - 22:19

Pentax 15 30mm Vs 24 70mm Vs 28 105mm Size (3)

Announced at the same time as the new Pentax K-1, the new Pentax FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ultra wide-angle lens and 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 add to the full-frame lens line-up that will take advantage of the 36 megapixel full-frame sensor in the K-1. The new lenses, along with the 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, are all weather sealed. 

The lenses are all weather-resistant (WR), feature ED elements, with two of them featuring Supersonic Drive Motors (SDM). They all feature HD ("High Definition") coatings to reduce flare and ghosting, as well as a Super Protect (SP) costing to the front lens element to repel water and grease.

 

Pentax FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Pentax FA 15 30mm

The Pentax FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR is a bright ultra wide-angle zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture, 9 rounded aperture blades, and weather sealed construction. The camera features a quick-shift focus system to make manual focus quick to apply after the lens has focused. 

Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Pentax FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Pentax FA 24 70mmP1010224

The Pentax FA 24-70mm f/2.8 WR gives a bright f/2.8 constant aperture, and is weather-sealed. The lens has 9 rounded aperture blades for smooth background blur (bokeh). The 24-70mm f/2.8 WR lens is available now, if you wanted to start your full-frame lens collection before the Pentax K-1 is released in April.

Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Pentax FA 24 70mm (1)<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/HD-PENTAXD-FA-2470mm-f28ED-SDM-WR-5892/highres/Pentax-FA-24-70mm-1_1455722800.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax FA 24 70mm (1)
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Pentax FA 28-105mm ED DC WR

Pentax FA 28 105mm (9)

The HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR features 9 rounded aperture blades, a quick-shift focus system, uses a DC motor, and extends as you zoom the lens. The 28-105mm lens also features ED elements, SP coating, and weather-sealing.

Pentax FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Pentax FA 28 105mm (1)<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/FA-28105mm-f3556-ED-DC-WR-6045/highres/Pentax-FA-28-105mm-1_1455722598.jpg">High-Res</a>
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Pentax 24 70mm Vs 28 105mm Size P1010209<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/FA-28105mm-f3556-ED-DC-WR-6045/highres/Pentax-24-70mm-vs-28-105mm-size-P1010209_1455722647.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax 24 70mm Vs 28 105mm Size P1010209
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