This lens features a super high magnification of approximately 15X with a ultrasonic drive AV and enables shooting from wide to super telephoto.
It has a focal length equivalent to 27.5mm (wide) to 414 mm (super telephoto) in the 35mm film format. This is a super high magnification zoom lens that supports the shooting of various scenes. The lens design is lightweight (453 g) and compact (length: 89.0 mm) and uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass and aspherical lens for providing delineation performance.
High-magnification 15X zoom lens with focal length equivalent to 27.5mm to 414mm in 35mm film format
This is an all-purpose zoom lens capable of the necessary wide angles for indoor shooting and snapshots and also super telephoto shooting of sports action and wildlife.
Built-in ultrasonic AF motor (SDM)
Ultrasonic motor is used in the lens for providing an "SDM" mechanism that enables quiet and smooth autofocus operation (Note).Note: The compatible models are the K-70/K-1/K-3II/K-3/K-S2/K-S1/K-50/K-30/K-5 II/K-5IIs/K-5/K-01/K-7/K-r/K-x/K-m/K20D/K200D/K10D FW Ver.1.30/K100D Super. If attached to other cameras, focusing is performed using the manual focus.
High-performance optical system using ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass and aspherical lenses
The optical system uses two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass and three aspherical lenses for correcting various types of aberration and enabling full edge-to-edge lighting and sharp resolution.
Lightweight and compact
The latest optical design technology was used to combine high magnification performance into a compact, lightweight design in this lens for providing the highest ease of operation and mobility.
Minimum shooting distance of 0.49m over entire zoom range
This lens allows a maximum shooting magnification
PENTAX KAF3 mount
Angle of View
76-6° (with PENTAX K-Mount camera body)
16 elements in 13 groups
Min. Aperture (f)
Min. Focusing Distance
Diameter & Length (mm)
75.8mm x 89.0mm (3.0” x 3.5”)
453 g (16.0 oz.) w/o hood 469 g (16.5 oz.) w/hood
Rounded aperture (from opening to 1.5 step) 7 Diaphragm Blades Optional Hood PH-RBD62 Available Autofocus on K10D and later bodies (manual focus on other PENTAX DSLRs)
Whats in the box?
Pentax smc Pentax-DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM Lens