Pentax smc 40mm F2.8 Limited lens
Dec 15, 2004 at 14:33 GMTA new 40mm pancake-style lens has been announced by Pentax which has been designed exclusively for use with its digital SLRs, the *istD and the *ist DS. The smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens (equivalent to 61mm) measures just 15mm long and weighs 90g. It also features Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual-focus operation, a nine-blade diaphragm to assure true to life reproduction of out of focus areas, a minimum focus distance of 40cm and the ability to attach filters. The lens is due to ship in February 2005.
PENTAX Introduces a Lightweight, Ultra Thin 40mm Limited Lens For Digital SLRs
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As part of the PENTAX Limited Series, the lens will offer exceptional image quality and construction, high contrast, high resolution, and minimal aberrations. Also compatible with the ist D digital SLR, this ultra thin lens will offer overall maneuverability during shooting as well as portability and storage convenience. This everyday standard lens will provide outstanding performance in a range of applications including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography.
Featuring a sophisticated appearance that incorporates an aluminum lens barrel, hood and cap, the lens offers a perspective similar to the naked eye with its 40mm focal length (equivalent to 61mm in the 35mm format), a large maximum aperture of F2.8, and a minimum focusing distance of 40 centimeters.
The PENTAX DA 40mm also features the PENTAX Quick Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual focus operation, a nine blade diaphragm to assure true-to-life reproduction of out-of-focus areas, and filter attachment versatility (a 49mm-size filter on the lens or a 30.5mm-size filter on the lens hood).
The PENTAX DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens will ship in FEBRUARY 2005.
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF mount|
|Lens construction||Five elements in four groups|
|Angle of view||39 degrees (when used with *istD, *istDS)|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Metering system||TTL open-aperture metering|
|Minimum focusing distance||0.4m|
|Dimensions (diameter x length)||63m x 15mm (1.24 x 0.59 inches)|
|Weight||90g (3.17 ounces) (w/o hood)|