Pentax - FA Full Frame HD 35mm f2 Lens

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Pentax - FA Full Frame HD 35mm f2 Lens

  • HD Coating to enhance imaging power
  • SP Coating to repel stains
  • New exterior design to match the latest digital SLR models
  • Easy-to-use standard lens
  • Compact, portable design
  • Hybrid aspherical optical elements

Despite its compact dimensions, the high-performance Pentax 35mm f2 FA HD wide-angle lens is designed to cover the full-frame image circle of PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras.

The development of this new lens was based on the Pentax FA 35mm F2 SMC AL — a very popular multi-purpose, wide-angle lens used on film-format SLR cameras — while conducting a thorough review of lens coatings. The high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating has been applied to the optical elements to produce high-contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness and free of flare and ghost images; the highly stain-repellent SP Coating has been applied to the front surface to improve the lens’s usability in outdoor locations. The exterior has been totally redesigned to match the design of the latest PENTAX K-mount digital SLR models, while its compact, portable body makes it a perfect everyday-use lens.

HD Coating to Enhance Imaging Power
After a thorough review of the lens coatings applied to the popular smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL, PENTAX applied the latest HD Coating to this lens. Compared to conventional multi-layer coatings, this high-performance, multi-layer coating reduces average reflectance and improves light transmittance to deliver extra-clear, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting.

SP Coating to Repel Stains
Applied to the lens’s front surface, the SP (Super Protect) Coating is highly repellent to water and grease, making it easy to wipe off any stains. This frees the photographer from worries in outdoor photography.

New Exterior Design to Match the Latest Digital SLR Models
While retaining the overall size of the original smc PENTAX FA 35mm F2 AL, this lens features a totally new exterior design, similar to that of the latest DA- and D FA-series lenses. This new appearance makes this single-focus lens a perfect partner for the latest K-series digital SLR models. Since this lens retains the aperture ring, it also accommodates many of the functions provided by film-format SLR cameras and older K-mount digital SLR models, making it possible to enjoy photography using a greater range of cameras.

Easy-To-Use Standard Lens
When mounted on a PENTAX digital SLR camera body, this lens provides a moderately wide 35mm angle of view with a full-frame model, or a standard 53.5mm angle of view with an APS-C-format model. Since it provides a natural perspective similar to that of the naked eye, it can be used as a multi-purpose standard lens in a wide range of applications, including snap-shooting, scenic photography and portraiture. It also features a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 meters.

Compact, Portable Design
Weighing approximately 193 grams and measuring a mere 44.5 millimetres in length, this lens has been designed to be extremely compact and highly portable for carefree photography at any location and on every occasion.

Hybrid Aspherical Optical Elements
The lens incorporates hybrid aspherical optical elements to effectively compensate for various aberrations. Thanks to these elements, it delivers extra-clear, high-contrast images from the minimum focusing distance to infinity, and edge-to-edge sharpness even at open aperture.

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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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