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Published 11/09/12

PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO 15-45mm ZOOM

A high-performance, interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for the PENTAX Q, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY UK LTD is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM, an interchangeable telephoto zoom lens designed for exclusive use with the super-compact Q-mount digital interchangeable-lens cameras.

The third release of the high-performance Q-mount lens series, this telephoto zoom lens covers focal lengths between 83mm and 249mm in the 35mm format and a maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its entire zoom range.

Thanks to its retractable design, the lens is designed to be super-compact and ultra-lightweight, it is the perfect partner for the pocket-sized Q series cameras. Since its focal-length range is linked to that of the PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM lens, the photographer can enjoy seamless zoom coverage from wide angle to telephoto by combining these two zoom lenses.

Major Features

1. Telephoto zoom lens
The large aperture of this zoom lens provides the photographer with a number of benefits including a bokeh out of focus effect and the use of faster shutter speeds to reduce camera shake during shooting in dimly lit conditions. When mounted on a PENTAX Q, it covers focal lengths from 83mm medium telephoto to 249mm telephoto in the 35mm format to accommodate a wide range of subjects and applications, including portraits, sports events and landscapes.

2. Exceptional image rendition
In order to optimise image rendition, this zoom lens incorporates two ED Extra-low Dispersion glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element in its optics to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.


3. Super-compact, ultra-lightweight design
Measuring 56 mm in length and 50 mm in diameter and weighing a mere 90 grams, this zoom lens is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry and use. By turning the zoom ring to the click-stop storage marker positioned next to the 15mm focal-length index, the front portion of the lens can be retracted and locked into the lens barrel to further reduce its overall length.

4. Other features
Quick-Shift Focus system for instant switching to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the cameras AF system
SP Special Protect coating applied to the front surface of the optics to block dust and dirt
The AF motor installed in the lens barrel assures smooth, quiet focusing operation. The lens shutter mechanism prevents rolling shutter effect and synchronizes with the cameras built-in flash.
The lens is also equipped with a built-in ND neutral density filter, which comes in handy when shooting with open aperture in bright locations or when using slower shutter speeds

Optional accessory

PH-RBA 40.5mm
A round shaped, plastic lens hood for exclusive use with the PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM lens
The PENTAX Q Telephoto lens will be available from mid-October. RRP 249.99.
&9830;Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.


1st Published 11 September 2012 11:40
last update 06/03/2013 16:15:22



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