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Compare PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 vs Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 vs Pentax 08 Wide Zoom

Reviews

Neo score
31%
40%
50%
Pros
  • Constant f/2.8 aperture
  • Great optical performance
  • Weather-sealed
  • Beautifully constructed
  • Superb image quality
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very nice construction
  • Well priced
  • Exceptionally compact and light
  • The widest option for Q-mount
  • Has a metal mount
  • Has built-in ND filter
Cons
  • Rather long
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Large and heavy
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Low maximum magnification

Price

MSRP
1350 USD
1700 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
9 blades, Rounded (f/2.8-5.6)
Colors
Black
Black or Silver
Silver
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
1/1.7"
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax Q-mount
Motor
Ultrasonic
Micromotor
Optical Formula | Elements
18 elements
19 elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
16 groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Three ED and aspherical elements + HD and SP coatings groups
HD, AB, Super Protect coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
99 mm / 3.90 in
92 mm / 3.62 in
54 mm / 2.13 in
Size | Length
144 mm / 5.67 in
203 mm / 7.99 in
38 mm / 1.50 in
Weight
1040 g / 36.75 oz
1755 g / 62.01 oz
75 g / 2.65 oz

Function

Angle Of View
110.6° Diagonal | 100.4° Horizontal | 77.3° Vertical (wide) ~ 71.6° Diagonal | 61.9° Horizontal | 43.6° Vertical (tele)
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
102° Diagonal (wide) ~ 77° (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/3.7–4
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
4.6
Focal Length
15 mm ~ 30 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
3.8 mm ~ 5.9 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
17.5 mm ~ 27.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2x
0.13x
0.03x
Min Focus Distance
280 mm / 11.02 in
1200 mm / 47.24 in
250 mm / 9.84 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: PH-RBM77 (supplied)
Lens Hood: PH-RBF49 (sold separately)
Debut
2016-02-17
2015-02-04
2013-11-06
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