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Compare Pentax-DA 11-18mm F2.8 vs Pentax-D FA 21mm F2.4ED vs Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4

Reviews

Neo score
40%
76%
68%
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Good center resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great image quality
  • 8-bladed aperture for sunstars
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Premium design and construction
Cons
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Expensive for an APS-C wide-angle zoom
  • Large diameter
  • On the heavy side

Price

MSRP
1300 USD
1400 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
8 blades, Rounded diaphragm
9 blades
Colors
Black, Silver
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Distance scale, DoF scale
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Material
Aluminum
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
11 elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 ED elements, 1 Super ED element groups
1 aspherical + 3 Super ED elements, HD coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
74 mm / 2.91 in
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Length
89 mm / 3.50 in
124 mm / 4.88 in
Weight
416 g / 14.70 oz
1255 g / 44.35 oz

Function

Angle Of View
105.4° Diagonal | 95.0° Horizontal | 72.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (tele)
91.7° Diagonal | 81.2° Horizontal | 59.5° Vertical
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8
f/2.4–22 ~ f/2.4–22
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
11 mm ~ 18 mm
21 mm
85 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
16.5 mm ~ 27.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.26x
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
180 mm / 7.09 in
850 mm / 33.46 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2017-10-26
2021-10-21
2020-05-27
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