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September 24, 2015 18:00 ET

Pentax Announces the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Full-Frame Lens, More Info: B & H Photo

Photography News: Pentax's New Full-frame Compatible Lens Features HD Coating, Weather Sealing, Supersonic Direct Drive Motor, and Quick-Shift Focus System

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 24, 2015) - B&H Photo is pleased to announce the official release of the full-frame K-mount HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens. When used on APS-C bodies, this standard zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36-105mm, ideal for a wide variety of shooting situations. The lens construction consists of three ED elements, three aspherical lenses, and one anomalous dispersion glass mold aspherical lens, all of which help to reduce chromatic aberrations and improve image sharpness and contrast. The lens also has an HD Coating to help suppress ghosting and lens flare.

Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR Lens Product Highlights

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1187673-REG/pentax_21310_24_70mm_f_2_8ed_sdm_wr.html

  • K Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical & Three ED Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion Aspherical Element
  • HD Lens Coating
  • Supersonic Direct-Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Quick-Shift Focus, Zoom Lock Lever
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Five weather-resistant seals help lock out water and moisture, allowing the lens to hold up in adverse shooting situations. Smooth and quiet autofocus is achieved with thanks to an SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor), which includes a brake mechanism for accurate, fast autofocus. The Quick-Shift Focus System allows for fast switching between auto and manual focus, and a zoom lock lever prevents barrel creep. Additionally, out-of-focus areas in the images appear smooth thanks to the nine circular aperture blades.

Read more about the Pentax 24-70mm lens at BH Explora blog:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/news/unveiled-pentax-24-70mm-f28ed-sdm-wr-lens

More Lens Features

  • Versatile zoom lens covers wide-angle to medium-telephoto ranges.
    It provides a maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range to deliver brilliant images.
  • Constructed to reduce various aberrations including colour aberrations while providing high contrast and high resolution throughout the entire image filed at maximum aperture.
  • SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) -- Shoot discreetly with in-lens, Auto Focus motor operation for quick, smooth & quiet performance.
  • HD (High Definition) -- Treated with state-of-the-art HD technology; a high grade, multi-layer coating, allowing the user to capture crisp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting, even under demanding lighting conditions.
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements deliver clear, high resolution imagery with outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the entire zoom range.
  • WR (Weather Resistant) -- Designed with 5 special seals to prevent intrusion of water.

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