Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF)

Last updated (03 August’10):
– Review by Photodo

The Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) features 14mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 12 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 90degrees. Closest focusing distance at 6.72 inches and has a filter size of 77mm. The Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) lens weighs 14.8 oz. and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 2.7 inches long.

Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF)
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) Reviews

Photodo reviews the Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) and writes;
“with a 77mm filter thread, a popular size with ultra wide angles, there were no vignetting problems using the Cokin Z-Pro system and being an internal operating lens, the front element did not rotate during auto or manual focussing. Overall the build felt solid without being over-weight..”
rating: N/A

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) and writes;
“the actual performance of the lens was not as bad as the figures make out! Chromatic Aberration was evident at the edges of the frame, although reasonably well controlled at the centres and a little barrel distortion was detected (3.89%) although not enough to be a nuisance..”
rating: N/A

Photozone reviews the Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) and writes;
“The center resolution is very high throughout the tested aperture range whereas the border quality is good at f/2.8 and very good around f/8.. CAs (color shadows at the borders) are relatively moderate. Typical for most wide angle lenses the bokeh (the quality of the out-of-focus blur) can be a bit harsh although this aspect actually is very decent for a lens within the ultra-wide scope. The build quality of the DA 14mm is excellent and both the AF speed and accuracy are very fine.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) User Reviews

Great Performer | Rating: ★★★★★
“You can feel the quality build of this lens when you hold it in your hands. Excellent sharpness with great contrast. Mild distortion and vignetting which are unavoidable in such a wide angle lens.” – by Tbear

Great quality — A fine lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This fine lens will stretch your creativity and reward you with great resolution and color rendition. With excellent quality build and quite affordable, I definitely recommend it.” – by Anne

More user opinions | Write your opinion


Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) User Manual

– Download Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) User Manual (PDF – 2.0Mb)

Features & Specifications

Pentax 14mm f/2.8 DA ED (IF) Specifications

Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) Auto Focus Wide-Angle Lens Features

The Pentax smc P-DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF) is designed to be used with fully automated cameras. It incorporates a high-refraction extra low dispersion (ED) glass element to produce a high-resolution, high-contrast image with true-to-life color rendition, and features an internal focus system to make focusing smoother and faster. Like all Pentax lenses, this lens is treated with the acclaimed smc coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast images.


* Pentax KAF Mount (Metal)
* Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens for superior sharpness and color correction
* Responsive “Quick-Shift Focus System” allows instant shift from AF to MF
* The image circle is designed to match the CCD used in Pentax digital SLRs
* Convert focal length to 21mm with *ist D
* Comes with a lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images

What’s in The Box:

* SMCP-DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF) w/Hood (21510)
* Lens Hood PH-RBH 77mm (38738)
* Lens Cap A 77mm (31702)
* Lens Soft Case S100-200 (37755)

Leave a Reply