Pentax has used PMA to launch a 15mm ‘Limited’ lens, compatible with its range of digital SLR cameras.
The Pentax-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited costs £569.99 and is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle of a 23mm lens.
Features include a claimed close-focusing distance of 18cm and a Quick Shift Focus System for manual focusing when using AF.
Full specification, as supplied by Pentax UK:
Focal Length 15mm
(Equivalent to 23mm in 35mm format)
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens Construction 8 elements in 6 groups
Angle of View 86° (wiith PENTAX D-SLR camera body)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.18m (0.59 ft.)
Maximum Magnification 0.15X
Filter Diameter 49mm
Diaphragm Control Fully Automatic
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
Lens aperture ring None
Tripod adapter None
Lens Hood Built-in Flower-Shaped Lens Hood
Lens Cap Screw-in Lens Cap
Lens Case Lens Case DA-70
Maximum Diameter & Minimum Length 63mm x 39.5mm (2.5 inch x 1.58 inch)
Weight 212g / 7.47 oz.
Remarks * Quick-Shift Focus System
* SP (Super Protect) Coating