Feb 18, 2005

Pentax 50 - 200 mm F4 - 5.6 lens

OK all you Pentax *ist owners out there --feast your eyes on this baby!

Pentax has today announced a new digital camera zoom lens designed for use with K-AF-mount cameras such as the *istD and *istDS. The smc Pentax-DA 50 - 200 mm F4 - 5.6 ED is constructed of 11 elements in 10 groups including ED elements (Extra-low Dispersion). It has a filter diameter of 52mm and weight just 260g. It is expected to be available in July.

Interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras
Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA 50mm-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Major features
* Compact, lightweight zoom lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX KAF-mount digital SLR cameras
* Four-times zoom coverage in the telephoto range, featuring an angle of view from 31.5 degrees to 8.1 degrees (equivalent in focal length from 76.5mm to 306mm in the 35mm format), when mounted on the PENTAX *istD or *istDS digital SLR camera body
* 11-element/10-group optical construction incorporating ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements
* 52mm filter size
* Dimensions (diameter x length): 66.5mm x 78.5mm (2.6? x 3.1?)
* Weight: 260g (9.2 oz.)