The Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom lens covers focal lengths between 83mm and 249mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its entire zoom range. It is designed to be super-compact and ultra-lightweight, making it a perfect partner for pocket-sized Pentax Q-series cameras.
Measuring 56 millimeters in length and 50 millimeters in diameter and weighing a mere 90 grams, this zoom lens is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight to enhance ease of carrying and enhanced maneuverability. By turning the zoom ring to the click-stop storage marker positioned next to the 15mm focal-length index, the front portion of the lens can be retracted and locked into the lens barrel to further reduce its overall length.
f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range
Since this zoom lens features a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its entire zoom range, it provides many benefits of a large-aperture lens to the photographer, such as a beautiful bokeh (out of focus) effect, and the use of faster shutter speeds to reduce camera shake during shooting at dimly lit locations. When mounted on a PENTAX Q-mount digital SLR camera body, it covers focal lengths from 83mm medium telephoto to 249mm telephoto (in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of subjects and applications, including portraits, sports events and landscapes.
Exceptional image rendition
In order to optimize image rendition, this zoom lens incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one super-low dispersion glass element in its optics to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.