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Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW APS-C Lens (2012)

MSRP 5000 USDNeoscore 16%

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Product Overview

Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW is a super telephoto prime lens for Pentax K-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Pentax in 2012, it has 6 elements in 5 groups.
As a super telephoto prime lens, the Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW is a specialty instrument best suited for professional sports and wild-life photographers. Built-in image stabilization is almost a must-have at this focal range, but this lens curiously omits it.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 16% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • The longest reach for APS-C
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large and heavy like a full-frame lens
  • Professionals may prefer FF instead

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
5 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
112 mm / 4.41 in
Size | Diameter
130 mm / 5.12 in
Size | Length
522 mm / 20.55 in
Weight
3040 g / 107.42 oz

Function

Angle Of View
3.0° Diagonal | 2.5° Horizontal | 1.6° Vertical
Aperture
f/5.6 ~ f/45
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
560 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
840.0 mm

Performance

Min Focus Distance
5600 mm / 220.47 in

Production

Debut
2012-09-10

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