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06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm F2.8 - Overview

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Introduced as the third release of the high-performance Q-mount lens series that is best characterized by its exceptional imaging rendition, this telephoto zoom lens covers focal lengths equivalent to 83mm to 249mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its entire zoom range. Thanks to its retractable design, it is designed to be super-compact and ultra-lightweight, making it a perfect partner for pocket-sized Q-series cameras. Since its focal-length range is linked to that of the PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM lens, the photographer can enjoy seamless zoom coverage from wide angle to telephoto by simply combining these two zoom lenses.

F2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range

Since this zoom lens features a large maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its entire zoom range, it provides many benefits of a large-aperture lens to the photographer, such as a beautiful bokeh (out of focus) effect, and the use of faster shutter speeds to reduce camera shake during shooting at dimly lit locations. When mounted on a PENTAX Q-mount digital SLR camera body, it covers focal length range equivalent to 83mm medium telephoto to 249mm telephoto (in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of subjects and applications, including portraits, sports events and landscapes.

Exceptional image detail

In order to optimize image detail, this zoom lens incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element in its optics to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.

Super-compact, ultra-lightweight design

Measuring just 56mm in length and 50 millimetres in diameter and weighing a mere 90 grams, this zoom lens is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight to enhance ease of carrying and enhanced manoeuvrability. By turning the zoom ring to the click-stop storage marker positioned next to the 15mm focal-length index, the front portion of the lens can be retracted and locked into the lens barrel to further reduce its overall length.

Other features

  1. Quick-Shift Focus system for instant switching to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system
  2. SP (Special Protect) coating applied to the front surface of the optics to block dust and dirt
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