The HD PENTAX-DFA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW lens offers outstanding performance in the mid to telephoto zoom focal range. The HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm lens is optically designed to capture the absolute finest detail while offering exceptional operational performance. Experience superb image quality thanks to the newly improved Aero Bright Coating II and HD coating with low reflectivity which significantly reduces flare and ghosting. Equipped with a (DC) motor and focus range limiter to achieve faster and quieter focusing, along with its all weather construction, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm lens will significantly enhance sporting, portraiture and wildlife photography in any weather environment. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements ensure exceptional edge to edge sharpness, high contrast and true color.
High-performance Star (★) Series Lens
This high-performance Star (★) series lens assures exceptional image rendition with edge-to-edge sharpness by effectively compensating various aberrations to a minimum. When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount SLR camera body, it provides a zoom ratio of approximately 2.9 times to cover a telephoto range from 107mm to 307mm in the 35mm format.
Fast, F2.8 Lens
This lens offers a large maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range, making it ideal for portraiture with beautifully defocused foreground/background and sports photography where high shutter speeds to freeze the action are required.
HD and Aero Bright Coating II
This zoom lens is treated with the newly developed Aero Bright Coating II — a lens-coating nanotechnology that employs a super-low refractive film fabrication process to assure light reflectance lower than that of the conventional Aero Bright Coating.* By coupling this advanced lens coating with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating** that reduces reflectance in the visible light spectrum to less than 50 percent of that of conventional multi-layer coatings, this lens allows the user to capture crisp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting, even under demanding lighting conditions * A state-of-the-art, PENTAX-original lens coating technology developed from nanotechnology. It applies a silica aerogel coating layer with uniform porous structure over a regular multi-coating layer to reduce surface reflections across a wide wavelength range and produce crisp, high-quality images. ** HD stands for High Definition.
All Weather Construction
This lens features dependable, all-weather construction with 13 special seals to effectively prevent intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior. When used with 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.
Improved Quick-Shift Focus System
The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation. Operability has been improved thanks to a three-position switch installed on this lens, allowing instant switching among QFS/A, QFS/M and MF modes. With a choice of three distinctive modes, the user is assured of speedier, more accurate focusing operation for a given subject or application.
Focus Range Limiter
Focus Range Limiter minimizes AF operation time by allowing the user to fix the focus range to one of three sub-ranges — Full, close range (1.2 to 4m) or far range
(4m to ∞).
SP (Super Protect) Coating
The PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your lens clean and your image quality at its peak.
|Lens Mount||PENTAX KAF3 mount|
|Focal Length||70-200mm (equiv. 107-307mm)|
|Lens Construction [Elements/Groups]||19 elements in 16 groups|
|Notes||HD coating Super Protect (SP) coating Aero-Bright II Coating All Weather Construction Quick-shift Focus System|
|Angle of View||34.5°-12.5° (w/PENTAX DSLR)|
|Min. Aperture (f)||F22|
|Min. Focusing Distance||1.2m|
|Diameter & Length (mm)||91.5mm x 203mm (3.6 x 7.99 inches)|
|Weight (g)||1755g w/o hood (3lbs 13oz) 1835g w/hood (4lbs)|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9 (rounded 70mm f/2.8, 200mm f/5.6)|
|Diaphragm control||Fully Automatic|
Conditions of RICOH IMAGING NORTH AMERICA Warranty – OPEN-BOX Products
Save money on authentic Ricoh and Pentax products with special deals on Open-Box DSLR cameras, lenses, accessories, and sport optics. “Open-Box Products” are products that have been opened or the packaging has been damaged in some way. When you buy Open-Box Products directly from Ricoh, you can rest easy that your certified Open-Box Products have been thoroughly tested and are in like-new condition. Ricoh and Pentax Open-Box Products also come with the original one (1) year manufacturer’s limited warranty with all the same coverage provided under the original manufacturer’s warranty. Note that Open-Box Products are in like-new condition (except for the packaging), have never been used by a consumer, and contain all original accessories (unless specifically mentioned in the item description), and are an excellent value!
Return Policy: All Open-Box Products may be returned within fourteen (14) days of purchase to receive a full refund of the Open-Box Product purchase price (return shipping will not be refunded). Refunds of the purchase price will be made to the same credit or debit card used when ordering. If, for some reason, the same credit or debit card is not available, the Customer must contact Ricoh to make other arrangements for refunding the charge or debit of the purchase price. Please note that All charges related to the return shipping of the product to the service center are the responsibility of the original purchaser. In returning this Product, the original purchaser must prepay all postage, shipping transportation, insurance, and delivery costs and the Product must be delivered in packaging and shipping materials that afford an adequate degree of protection for the Open Box Product. (Note: Ricoh will not assume any responsibility for damages or loss encountered in transit to the approved service center but will assist in processing any claims whenever possible.)
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