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HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mmF4ED SDM WR - Description

A compact, lightweighted and weather-resistant telephoto zoom lens for use with 35mm-format full-frame digital SLR providing great poratability

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.
 

   USAGE NOTE:About KAF4 lens mount

 



*Please apply the latest updater of Digital Camera Utility 5 when you handle images taken by this lens on Digital Camera Utility 5. In case the software version is old, the name of this lens can not be displayed correctly. Digital Utility 4 and below can not display the name of this lens correctly.

About Focus Function   About Lens Technology

Sample Images

  • Aperture: F4.0, Shutter speed: 1/800sec, Exposure compensation: -0.7EV, Focal length: 210mm (Using APS-C-size DSLR camera, equivalent to 315mm in 35mm format), White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 200, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape

  • Aperture: F8.0, Shutter speed: 1/320sec, Focal length: 88mm, White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 400, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape
    Photo by KAZUTOSHI YOSHIMURA

  • Aperture: F6.3, Shutter speed: 1/250sec, Focal length: 210mm, White balance: Daylight, ISO sensitivity: 400, Finishing touch/Custom image: Flat
    Photo by YOSHIAKI KOBAYASHI

  • Aperture: F4.0, Shutter speed: 1/320sec, Exposure compensation: -0.3EV, Focal length: 210mm (Using APS-C-size DSLR camera, equivalent to 315mm in 35mm format), White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 400, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape

  • Aperture: F8.0, Shutter speed: 1/400sec, Focal length: 98mm, White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 250, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape
    Photo by KAZUTOSHI YOSHIMURA

  • Aperture: F5.6, Shutter speed: 1/250sec, Exposure compensation: -1EV, Focal length: 294mm (Using APS-C-size DSLR camera+AF REAR CONVERTER 1.4X, equivalent to 441mm in 35mm format), White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 1600, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape

  • Aperture: F8.0, Shutter speed: 1/500sec, Focal length: 133mm, White balance: Auto, ISO sensitivity: 400, Finishing touch/Custom image: Landscape
    Photo by KAZUTOSHI YOSHIMURA

  • Aperture: F11, Shutter speed: 1/4sec, Exposure compensation: -1.7EV, Focal length: 145mm, White balance: CTE, ISO sensitivity: 100, Finishing touch/Custom image: Flat
    Photo by YOSHIAKI KOBAYASHI

  • Aperture: F11, Shutter speed: 1/2500sec, Focal length: 95mm (Using APS-C-size DSLR camera, equivalent to 142mm in 35mm format), White balance: Daylight, ISO sensitivity: 200, Finishing touch/Custom image: Bright
    Photo by YOSHIAKI KOBAYASHI

  • Aperture: F8.0, Shutter speed: 1/400sec, Exposure compensation: +0.3EV, Focal length: 128mm, White balance: Daylight, ISO sensitivity: 100, Finishing touch/Custom image: Bright
    Photo by YOSHIAKI KOBAYASHI

  • Aperture: F5.0, Shutter speed: 1/400sec, Exposure compensation: +1.3EV, Focal length: 170mm, White balance: Daylight, ISO sensitivity: 1600, Finishing touch/Custom image: Bright
    Photo by YOSHIAKI KOBAYASHI

Compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens with outstanding portability

Despite its compact, lightweight design weighing approximately 819 grams, this zoom lens covers the image circle of 35mm full-frame digital SLRs, and provides a focal length range of 70mm to 210mm to facilitate handheld outdoor photography. When mounted on an APS-C-format camera, its focal length range is extended to the equivalent of 107mm to 322mm in the 35mm format. Coupled with its compact, lightweight body, it can be easily integrated in any APS-C-format camera system. In its 20-element, 14-group optics, it incorporates three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and two anomalous dispersion glass elements to deliver high-contrast, high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness, while effectively compensating for distortion and chromatic and coma aberrations. The lens which allows the photographer to enjoy active field photography in a wide range of outdoor applications, including scenic photography, townscape shooting and wildlife photography where its outstanding portability really comes in handy.

 

 

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 a 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.is an abbreviation of High Definition.

 

 

  • Built-in SDM

    This lens incorporates a ring-type SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) to assure quiet, high-speed AF operation and improve operability in outdoor shooting.

  • Focus limiter

    Two-step focus range limiter, to minimize AF operation time.

  • Electromagnetic diaphragm control,* to provide high-precision exposure control during video shooting

    USAGE NOTE: About KAF4 lens mount

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.OTE:About KAF4 lens mount

【MTF Chart】

Geometric optics MTF (MTF calculated without referencing the effects of light diffraction phenomenon)

  • WIDE

  • TELE

Wave optical MTF (MTF calculated referencing the effects of light diffraction phenomenon)

  • WIDE

  • TELE

 

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