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Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF
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Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF review: specs and price

Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Why is Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF better than the average?

  • Widest aperture
    f/2.8 vsf/3.014419087136928
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    2.8fvs3.63f
  • Minimum focal length
    14mmvs50.52mm
  • Weight
    420gvs625.27g
  • Minimum focus distance
    0.17mvs0.74m
  • Maximum angle of view
    90°vs52.74°

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General info

1.maximum focal length

14mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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2.minimum focal length

14mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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3.Is a wide angle lens
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

4.weight

420g

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5.has or is a prime lens
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

6.Includes lens hood
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

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Optics

1.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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2.maximum angle of view

90°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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3.minimum angle of view

90°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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4.magnification

0.19x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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4.aperture blades

6

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Has focus motor
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.Can focus to infinity
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED IF

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

5.minimum focus distance

0.17m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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