HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR Announced

HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR

Pentax has announced the new HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR, a weather-sealed telephoto zoom lens, suitable for both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The lens features a constant aperture of f/4, and has 9 rounded aperture blades, as well as a quick-shift focus system. The lens has a price of £1199, and will be available from the 14th February.



From Ricoh: A compact, lightweight and weather-resistant telephoto zoom lens for use with 35mm-format full-frame digital SLR providing great portability

Even though it has a highly portable design, this high-performance zoom lens covers a 35mm full-frame image circle. Its compact, lightweight, weather-resistant body lets users carry it anywhere with ease, and effortlessly capture high-quality images of a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, close-ups and sports events. Use of the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating to the optics optimizes the overall lens coating performance while assuring edge-to-edge sharpness and minimizing flare and ghost images in backlit situations. Thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meters and a maximum magnification of 0.32 times, it provides a photographic coverage much wider than that of previous models.


Minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meter

This lens can be used as a tele-macro lens as the minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meter has been achieved for both the tele and wide, with the maximum magnification, 0.32x. By using with APS-C the maximum magnification is 0.48x.


HD* Coating to enhance imaging power 

This lens features PENTAX’s latest HD Coating.* Compared to conventional multi-layer coatings, this high-grade, multi-layer coating not only improves light transmittance but also reduces average reflectance in the visible light range by more than 50 percent, minimizing the adverse effects of flare and ghost images even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting. *HD is an abbreviation of High Definition.


Weather-resistant construction, perfect for outdoor photography

This zoom lens features weather-resistant construction to prevent the intrusion of water into the lens barrel. When mounted on a PENTAX weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.


Additional features:

  • Built-in SDM - Supersonic Direct-drive Motor
  • Focus limiter - Two step focus range limiter
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm control


SP Coating to repel stains

This lens features SP (Super Protect) Coating on its front surface. Applied by means of a PENTAX-exclusive fluorine deposition process, this coating is highly repellent to water, grease and dirt, making it easy to wipe off stains such as fingerprints. This frees the photographer from worries in outdoor photography.



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