HD PENTAX- DA*11-18mm on K5lls

Started Feb 3, 2019 | Discussions thread
Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 2,045
Re: HD PENTAX- DA*11-18mm on K5lls

Alex Sarbu wrote:

Oiche wrote:

bkpix wrote:

A groove for a lens heater. Anyone ever use such a thing? I've never heard of it.

Where is the groove? Dew heaters are usually a neoprene velcro strap in various widths with heater elements built into it. That bulbous front element would be a nightmare for dew just like the Samyang 14mm f2.8.

Sounds and looks to me like a gimmick, you'd need to cover the whole barrel with a fairly powerful heater for astro on a cold night.

Here's an image from Ricoh Imaging's DA* 11-18mm special site:

DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 with a cable-type lens heater installed

The lens' metallic build is designed for better heat transfer.

Source: http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/star_lens/special/sp_da11-18


I would really be surprised if the above is sufficient, I doubt it very much, no insulation for starters. Look up dew heaters to see what is used by the astro community.

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