Pentax 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW D-FA HD Lens

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Pentax 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW D-FA HD Lens

With its 3-times zoom ratio, capturing a variety of distant objects is made easy. Along with impressive mid to super-telephoto capabilities, the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm lens offers outstanding operability at an affordable price. Your photography will not be jeopardised due to unforeseen weather with high build quality, and weather-resistant construction. With a total of 21 seals throughout its body, changes in the weather will not be an issue during your outdoor photography. Focusing on your subject has never been easier with the all-new Preset Button, developed to record a focus point and save it.

Take your landscape, wildlife and sports photography to the next level with the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm lens.

The state-of-the-art optics featuring three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element, effectively minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations, while producing crisp, high-quality images free of colour bleeding. Its MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curve is programmed to be higher than those of conventional models in the same class to deliver high-resolution, fine-detailed images.

This lens features dependable, dustproof weather-resistant construction with 21 special seals to effectively prevent intrusion of water and dust particles into the lens interior. When used with a weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings.

Super-telephoto coverage with three-times zoom ratio

When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount SLR camera body, this zoom lens covers a super-telephoto range from approximately 230mm to 690mm in the 35mm format. It is designed to be compact and light enough to handhold during long-range shooting of such subjects as wildlife, aircraft and sports.

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.

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Lens Mount PENTAX KAF3 mount
Model No. 21340
Focal Length 150-450mm (equiv. 230-690mm)
Notes HD coating Super Protect (SP) coating All Weather Construction Quick-shift Focus System
Angle of View 16.5°-5.5° (w/PENTAX DSLR)
Lens Construction(group/elements) 18 elements in 14 groups
Min. Aperture (f) F22-27
Min. Focusing Distance 2.0m
Max. Magnification 0.22X
Filter Size 86mm
Diameter & Length (mm) 95.0mm x 241.5mm (3.74 x 9.51 inches)
Weight (g) 2000g w/o hood (4lbs 6oz) 2325g w/hood (5lbs 2 oz)
Diaphragm control Fully Automatic
Number of aperture blades 9 (rounded 150mm f/4.5-8, 450mm f/5.6-8)

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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