Pentax D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED Lens

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  • 3x zoom ratio
  • High performance optical design with HD coating
  • New auto focus preset button
  • All-weather construction


The HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW super-telephoto zoom lens is designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. It has been developed to cover focal lengths from 150mm to 450mm — a focal-length range most demanded by high-end PENTAX-camera users. It features the PENTAX-original, high-grade HD Coating to produce extra-sharp, high-contrast images even under demanding lighting conditions such as in backlight. It also incorporates three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and a super-low dispersion glass element to effectively compensate chromatic aberration. Its dustproof, weather-resistant body also makes it extremely dependable and durable in demanding outdoor conditions.


Super-telephoto coverage with three-times zoom ratio

When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount SLR camera body, this zoom lens covers a super-telephoto range from approximately 230mm to 690mm in the 35mm format. It is designed to be compact and light enough to handhold during long-range shooting of such subjects as wildlife, aircraft and sports.


Outstanding image description

Thanks to its state-of-the-art optics featuring three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass elements and one Anomalous Dispersion Glass element, this zoom lens effectively minimizes spherical and chromatic aberrations, while producing crisp, high-quality images free of color bleeding.

HD Coating to optimize image rendition

This lens is treated with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating. Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this PENTAX-original coating assures higher light transmittance and less reflection to deliver bright, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight.


Dustproof, weather-resistant construction

Developed as an AW (All Weather) model, this zoom lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 21 special seals to prevent the intrusion of water and dust particles into the lens interior. By pairing it with a PENTAX weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.


Newly installed three-position switch for Quick-Shift Focus System

In order to improve its operability, a three-position switch is newly installed on this lens, allowing instant switching among QFS/A, QFS/M and MF modes. QFS/A is an autofocus-priority mode, which allows the user to switch to manual-focusing operation only when autofocus operation is completed. QFS/M is a manual-focus-priority mode, which enables the user to switch to manual focusing at any time — even when the AF system is in operation. MF mode allows the user to instantly switch to manual focusing with a simple twist of the focus ring on the lens. With a choice of three distinctive modes, the user is assured of speedier, more accurate focusing operation for a given subject or application.


Four AF buttons installed on the lens barrel

In order to provide more stable AF operation and better hold of the lens regardless of the camera’s orientation — horizontal or vertical — this lens provides four AF buttons on its barrel — one at every 90 degrees.* The user can assign preferred settings to these AF buttons, including: a Focus Preset mode to preprogram the focus position and instantly shift the focus to that position; and an AF Cancel mode to intentionally fix the focus at a desired point during Continuous AF operation.
* The PENTAX K-3, PENTAX K-S2 and PENTAX K-S1 are currently the only model to accommodate the AF button functions. To activate these functions, the camera's firmware must be updated to the latest version.

 Other features

・Smooth, quiet AF operation using a lens-installed AF driving motor
・Round-shaped diaphragm to produce a natural, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
・Focus range limiter to minimize AF operation time by fixing the focus range to one of three sub-ranges
・SP (Super Protect) coating to keep the front surface free of dust and stains
・Zoom lock lever to prevent the lens barrel from free-falling
・Detachable tripod mounting with a newly designed anti-falling mechanism





Angle Of View

16.5°-5.5° (w/ PENTAX DSLR)

Number Of Diaphragm Blades

9 Rounded (150mm f/4.5-8 450mm f/5.6-8)

Minimum Focusing Distance

6.6 (2.0m)

Maximum Magnification



WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 70.5 oz (2000g)
WEIGHT (w/ hood and Tripod mount) 81.7 oz (2315g)

Objective Cap


Diaphragm Control

Fully Automatic


HD Coating, SP (Super Protect) Coating, Aero-Bright coating, Quick-shift Focus, All Weather construction

Lens Construction

18 elements in 14 groups



Minimum Aperture


Filter Diameter



2.8” x 2.7” (95 x 241.5mm)


Lens Case HS120 – 270



Tripod Adapter


Focal Length

150-450mm (equiv. 225-675mm)


low stock  ONLY 1 LEFT
low stock  ONLY 1 LEFT
Find a Dealer |
Code: 21340 MFT# S0021340

or interest free for up to 12 months with

  • 3x zoom ratio
  • High performance optical design with HD coating
  • New auto focus preset button
  • All-weather construction
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