Of all PENTAX lenses, this versatile partner offers the longest zoom. The 3X zoom ratio makes it easy to capture a variety of distant objects. Along with impressive mid to super telephoto capabilities, it offers outstanding ease of operation at an affordable price. The high build quality and weather-resistant construction, plus a total of 21 seals throughout its body, protect your photography from unforeseen weather. Focusing on your subject has never been easier with the all-new Preset Button, developed to record a focus point and save it.
State-of-the-art optics feature three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element to effectively minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations, while producing crisp, high-quality images free of color 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.
Dependable, dustproof weather-resistant construction with 21 special seals 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 setting.
Need super-telephoto coverage? When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount SLR camera body, this zoom lens covers a super-telephoto range from approx. 230mm to 690mm in the 35mm format. It’s designed to be compact and light enough to handhold during long-range shooting of such subjects as wildlife, aircraft and sports.