Pentax 35mm f2 AL Prime Wide-Angle Lens

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Pentax 35mm f2 AL Prime Wide-Angle Lens

  • Wide-angle lens
  • Fully automatic diaphragm
  • Minimum focus distance of 1.0 feet
  • 63-degree angle of view
  • Comes with a protective case and lens hood
  • Easy-to-use standard lens
  • Compact, portable design
  • Hybrid aspherical optical elements
  • HD & SP Coating
  • 49mm Filter Diameter

The Pentax 35mm/AF Lens is a remarkable wide-angle lens offered by Pentax, one of the leading manufacturers of lenses. This lens boasts a lightweight and compact design, with a lens construction of 5 groups made up of a total of 6 elements. With a picture angle equal to 60 degrees and a fixed focal range, the Pentax 35mm supports a bayonet type hood with a fully automatic diaphragm. The lens also incorporates aspherical lens elements for effective compensation of aberrations.

But what sets the Pentax 35mm f2 lens apart is its superior optical performance, thanks to its special SMC lens coating. This coating ensures that the lens produces high contrast, high-quality images that are sure to impress even the most discerning photographers.

In fact, Pentax's smc D-FA lenses are designed to meet the most modern requirements of lens technology, making them an essential link between analogue and digital SLR technology. The smc D-FA series lenses are optimized for the requirements of digital recording technology, but they are also equally suitable for Pentax SLR film cameras.

In short, the Pentax 35mm/AF Lens is a must-have for any photographer looking to capture stunning wide-angle shots with exceptional clarity and detail.
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF mount
Model No. 22190
Angle of View 63°
Lens Construction(group/elements) 6 elements in 5 groups
Min. Aperture (f) F22
Min. Focusing Distance 0.3m
Max. Magnification 0.17X
Filter Size 49mm
Diameter & Length (mm) 4 x 44.5 mm
Weight (g) 195g

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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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