Pentax Zoom Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) Autofocus Lens

Model #21577

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Specifications

Physical

Filter thread 77 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.3 x 3.4" (8.38 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 15.2 oz (431 g)

Performance

Focal length 12 - 24 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 18 - 36 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Groups/elements 11/13
Angle of view 99° - 61°
Format compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Minimum focus distance 12" (30.48 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Diaphragm blades 8
Camera mount type Pentax K
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:8.33

Features

Tripod collar No
Image stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Techradar uk.32817471
20 March 2008

A name brand lens that doesn't live up to expectations

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    Produces fairly sharp images

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    Too expensive, Traces of purple fringing

Photo answers.32832312
20 March 2008
6.0/10

If the 10-17mm Pentax model is a bit too extreme for you, then Pentax also produces the 12-24mm. It has a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire zoom range, internal focusing (IF) and gives a 35mm equivalent range of 18-36mm.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
4 January 2016
8.0/10

I bought this for my wife -- she's the photographer in the family, I just tote the tripod! She likes it a lot, says it is a good complement to her 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses. Ideally she'd like something faster, but in the price range we operate in, this is very good.

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    Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged

Amazon.32817384
30 October 2015
10/10

Very nice lens, I use it probably four times a week, good glass, good images with no distortion on edges, a very nice lens

Adorama.32830004
19 December 2011
10/10

I use this lens a lot for landscapes and it works great for me (mostly). The only problem is the front light flare, that in some cases is disturbing.It is a big and heavy lens compared to DA15, but it's also more versatile.

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    Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus

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    Big, Front light flare, Heavy

Photography review.32822891
23 March 2011
10/10

When you just pick the lens up and feel the weight of the lens and it's quality feel you know that this lens is worth the MSRP of $900. It produces awesome, undistorted landscape pictures. I used it on my K-10D for many years but know use it on my K-7.

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    Very crisp images--Try to keep your F stop above f8 for best results or use a Tripod if you need to achieve that in low light conditions. Well constructed lens.

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    The lens has a hard time locking with the auto focuss even with the K-7. No Weather Proofing or SDM focuss like my crown jewel Pentax 16-50 DA* lens.

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Pentax Zoom Super Wide Angle SMCP-DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) Autofocus Lens
    • Front & Rear Lens Caps
    • PH-RBI77 Lens Hood
    • 1-Year Warranty
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