The HD FA 35mm f2 has an optical system using a hybrid aspherical lens and ghostless coating, large flower-shaped hood, and other key points for eliminating coma aberration and flare at the edges of the image, which is typically a problem for large aperture wide angle lenses. This lens also features abundant gradations and deep colour reproduction. The supplied hood includes a window for enabling easy operation of the circular polarizing filter.
Sharp, clear image quality
This high-performance lens is the first 35mm F2 lens for 35mm AF SLR cameras which uses aspherical lenses for correcting various types of aberration and providing a sharp image quality with high contrast from the minimum to the infinity end and high resolution up to the edges even when taken in an open aperture state. A ghostless coating is also used to enable shooting of clear images with little ghosting or flare even under backlighting and other adverse conditions. Closeup shooting up to 30cm is also possible with this lens.
Operation of PL filters with the hood attached
This lens uses a flower-shaped hood for effectively cutting incident light, which can adversely affect the image quality. The hood also includes a "PL filter operation window" for enabling operation of the PL filter even when the hood is attached.
Compact, lightweight design
With a weight (mass) of only 195g, this compact lens is the lightest available for 35mm F2.
*The focal length when a PENTAX digital SLR camera is attached is 53.5mm (35mm film format equivalent).
Minimum Aperture: f22
Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
Lens Mount: Pentax K
Filter Size: 49mm
Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.4cm