Pentax 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 HD DA ED Fisheye


The Pentax 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 HD DA ED Fisheye lens has been designed to work seamlessly with Pentax’s K mount cameras. Aesthetically the lens flows into the camera as if they are one entity. The lens features Pentax’s high-performance lens coatings to reduce ghosting, flare, and aberrations, while the 10-17mm focal range and fisheye design is perfect for landscape and architectural photography.


Pentax 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 HD DA ED Fisheye

HD Coating to enhance imaging power

After a thorough review of lens coatings, PENTAX applied HD Coating — Pentax’s latest multi-layer coating — to the lens. Compared to conventional multi-layer coatings, this high-performance, multi-layer coating reduces average reflectance in the visible light range by more than 50 percent and improves light transmittance, to minimise the adverse effects of flare and ghost images even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting. This zoom lens also incorporates an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration for extra-clear, high-contrast images.

Zoom range covering the fish-eye angle

When mounted on a Pentax digital SLR camera body, this zoom lens provides a 180-degree diagonal angle of view in the APS-C format at a focal length of 10mm to deliver eye-catching fish-eye images. Since the angle of view shifts dramatically with a slight change of focal length, the photographer can easily create visual expressions typical of an ultra-wide-angle lens, such as exaggerated perspective, deformed subjects and a pan-focus effect to capture the entire image field in focus.

New exterior design to match latest digital SLR models

While retaining the overall size of the original SMC Pentax- DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED, this zoom lens features a totally new exterior design, similar to that of the latest DA- and D FA-series lenses. This new appearance also makes it a perfect partner for the newest K-series digital SLR models. Although it is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, it has been designed to be extremely compact and lightweight. The removeable lens hood allows for nearly circular fish-eye images to expand the range of photographic expressions, when mounted on a Pentazx K-1 or K-1 Mark II camera body.

SP Coating to repel stains

SP (Super Protect) Coating, highly repellent to water, grease and dirt, has been applied to the lens’s front surface using a Pentax-exclusive fluorine deposition process, making it easy to wipe off any stains such as fingerprints. This frees the photographer from worries in outdoor photography.

Other features:

  • Quick-Shift Focus System, to provide instant shift to manual-focus operation after locking the subject in focus during AF operation by pressing the shutter-release button halfway down; usable at any time during AF operation
  • A minimum focusing distance of 14 centimeters, allowing the photographer to move in as close as approximately 2.5 centimeters from the front end of the lens to the subject, for ultra-close-up photography