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HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens

HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens

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HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens



Full Frame Lens ▪ Constant aperture F2.8 ▪ Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements ▪ New Aero Bright Coatings ▪ HD and SP Coating ▪ Direct Current AF ▪ New Quick-Shift Focus ▪ Focus Range Limiter ▪ All-Weather Construction with 13 Seals ▪ Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar ▪ Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm


HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens

Introducing the HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW, offering the finest performance in a mid to telephoto zoom focal range. The HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm lens is optically designed to capture the absolute finest detail while offering exceptional operational performance. Experience superb image quality thanks to the newly improved Aero Bright Coating II and HD coating with low reflectivity which significantly reduces flare and ghosting. Equipped with a (DC) motor and focus range limiter to achieve faster and quieter focusing, along with its all weather construction, the HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm lens will significantly enhance sporting, portraiture and wildlife photography in any weather environment. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements ensure exceptional edge to edge sharpness, high contrast and true colour rendition as well as 9 rounded diaphragm blades ensure beautiful soft bokeh.

All-Weather Construction

Developed as an AW (All Weather) model, this zoom lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 13 special seals to prevent the intrusion of water and dust particles into the lens interior. By pairing it with a PENTAX weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.

Newly installed three-position switch for Quick-Shift Focus System

The lens is equipped with the PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows the user to instantly switch to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system. In order to improve its operability, a three-position switch is newly installed on this lens, allowing instant switching among QFS/A, QFS/M and MF modes. QFS/A is an autofocus-priority mode, which allows the user to switch to manual-focusing operation only when autofocus operation is completed. QFS/M is a manual-focus-priority mode, which enables the user to switch to manual focusing at any time - even when the AF system is in operation. MF mode allows the user to instantly
switch to manual focusing with a simple twist of the focus ring on the lens. With a choice of three distinctive modes, the user is assured of speedier, more accurate focusing operation for a given subject or application.

HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens

High-performance Star (*) Series Lens

This high-performance Star (*) series lens assures exceptional image rendition with edge-to-edge sharpness by effectively compensating various aberrations to a minimum. When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount SLR camera body, it provides a zoom ratio of approximately 2.9 times to cover a telephoto range from 107mm to 307mm in the 35mm format

Super Fast Constant F2.8 Lens shallow depth of field imagerys

This lens offers a large maximum aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range, making it ideal for portraiture with beautifully defocused foreground/background and sports photography where high shutter speeds to freeze the action are required.

HD and Aero Bright Coating II

This zoom lens is treated with the newly developed Aero Bright Coating II — a lens-coating nanotechnology that employs a super-low refractive film fabrication process to assure light reflectance lower than that of the conventional Aero Bright Coating.* By coupling this advanced lens coating with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating** that reduces reflectance in the visible light spectrum to less than 50 percent of that of conventional multi-layer coatings, this lens allows the user to capture crisp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting, even under demanding lighting conditions

* A state-of-the-art, PENTAX-original lens coating technology developed from nanotechnology. It applies a silica aerogel coating layer with uniform porous structure over a regular multi-coating layer to reduce surface reflections across a wide wavelength range and produce crisp, high-quality images. ** HD stands for High Definition.

HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens

Focus Range Limiter

Focus Range Limiter minimizes AF operation time by allowing the user to fix the focus range to one of three sub-ranges -- Full, close range (1.2 to 4m) or far range 4m to ∞).

SP (Super Protect) Coating

The PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your lens clean and your image quality at its peak.

DC Autofocus Motor

A Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor benefits from an internal focusing design and delivers fast, smooth, and quiet focusing performance.

Removeable Tripod Collar

A removable, rotating tripod collar is included with the lens for better balance when shooting atop a tripod.

Designed for both 35mm or APSC DSLR

This lens will peform flawlessly with both Pentax 35mm or APSC DSLRs.

Technical review of HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens HERE




Angle Of View 34.5°-12.5° (w/ PENTAX DSLR)
Number Of Diaphragm Blades 9 Rounded (70mm f/2. 8 200mm f/5.6)
Minimum Focusing Distance 3.9’ (1.2m)
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Weight WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 61.9 oz (1755g) 
WEIGHT (W/ HOOD): 64.7 oz (1835g)
WEIGHT (w/ hood and Tripod mount) 71.2 oz (2020g)
Objective Cap O-LC77
Diaphragm Control Fully Automatic
Notes HD Coating, SP (Super Protect) Coating, Aero-Bright coating, Quick-shift Focus, All Weather construction
Lens Construction 19 elements in 16 groups
Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Filter Diameter 77mm
Dimensions 3.6” x 8.0” (91.5 x 203mm)
Case Lens Case HS110 – 230
Hood PH-RBM77
Tripod Adapter O-TM80
Focal Length 70-200mm in 35mm (equiv. 105mm - 300mm in APSC)

Note: Pentax K-S2, Pentax K-S1 and Pentax K-3 will require minimum Firmware update to V1.01, V1.10 and V1.20 respectively to fully ultilize all the features of this lens. Firmware download link HERE 



Package Includes

HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW lens
Lens Cap O-LC77
Tripod Mount O-TM80
Lens Case HS110-230
Lens Hood PH-RBM77
Rear Lens Cap B
1 year warranty coverage