SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens

SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited: Features

The diminutive SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited weighs a very modest 130g, comprises 6 elements in 5 groups and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 107mm. This is very close to the traditional film 100/105mm lenses that are extremely popular as general short telephotos and portrait lenses. This 70mm lens, designed for the digital SLRs, is much more compact and machined out of aluminium to a very high standard.

A special extending lens hood, also in high grade aluminium, at first seems to be part of the lens but can be removed and 49mm screw filters can then be fitted. The lens design harks back to the M series days in that distance scales are viewed through a cut out. Depth of Field markings are also provided. The engraving of all the various markings is absolutely superb. The lens cap, again aluminium, is a generously deep push-on design that is lined with black plush velvet. There is no tendency for this to fall off.

There is no aperture ring on this lens, in common with most of the DSLR lens range. As befits a high end lens, a proper bayonet rear cap is provided rather than the push on transit type that comes with the kit lenses.

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