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Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180]

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  • Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180] Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180]
  • Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180] Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180]

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  • 2 years Australian Warranty

  • Super telephoto-length lens

  • HD & SP coating

  • ED elements

RRP: $6,999.00

Special Price: $5,989.00

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This Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW Professional Telephoto Lens [22180] is a super telephoto lens offering a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 859mm. This long reach lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 and features a 9 rounded diaphragm blade construction.

The optical construction of the lens includes a high-grade multi-layer HD coating on lens elements for sharp, clear imagery with reduced flare and ghosting due to internal reflections. The optical design mimics that of a telescope, and also includes two extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements to prevent chromatic aberration and maintain image clarity across the entire picture plane. A Super Protect (SP) coating is also applied for increased protection on the front element and for greater ease when cleaning.

A built-in DC driving motor promotes smooth auto focusing, which can also be deactivated using the Quick-Shift focus system to instantly switch between AF and MF modes. A built-in filter holder within the lens barrel permits the use of 40.5mm filters (a circular polarizer is included) for greater accessibility to a variety of filters. Additionally the white lens barrel helps to minimize heat haze within the barrel while a dust and weatherproof construction ensures proper functionality in poor shooting conditions.

  • Super telephoto-length lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 859mm.
  • Telescope-type optical construction integrates two extra-low dispersion elements to help reduce chromatic aberration.
  • High-grade multi-layer HD coating and SP (Super Protect) coating ensure image fidelity, reduce lens flare, and provide additional protection to the lens elements.
  • AF driving motor (DC motor) produces smooth autofocus operation.
  • Dustproof and weather-resistant design utilizes 29 special seals for increased protection when working in the elements.
  • Built-in 40.5mm drop-in filter holder facilitates easier switching between filters.
  • Autofocus system is compatible with K10D and later Pentax K-mount bodies (manual focus is supported on all K-mount Pentax DSLRs).
  • Compatible with Pentax K-Mount
  • ED Elements Reduce Chromatic Aberration


  • Super Telephoto Lens
  • Dustproof, Weather-resistant
  • Filter Diameter: 112mm
  • Insertion Filter: 40.5mm
  • Designed for exclusive use with K-mount lens-interchangeable digital cameras
  • High-grade multi-layer lens coating
  • Telescope-type optics

Outstanding image rendition of distant subjects:

  • When mounted on a Pentax K-mount lens-interchangeable digital camera body, this super-telephoto lens offers a focal length of approximately 859mm in the 35mm format
  • Since its unique telescope-type optics requires fewer optical elements than conventional lens optics, it assures sharp, well-defined images, particularly with distant subjects
  • Also by incorporating two ED (extra-low dispersion) optical elements, it delivers bright, high-resolution images even at the edges, while effectively minimizing chromatic
  • aberration

High-grade HD Coating:

  • This lens is treated with HD Coating,* a high-grade multi-layer lens coating
  • Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this coating provides higher light transmittance with reduced reflection, to deliver sharp, clear images free of flare and ghost
  • images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight
  • * HD stands for High Definition, and signifies the lens's capacity to reproduce images that excel in transparency, definition, resolution and rendition

Dustproof, weather-resistant construction:

  • AW (All Weather) series: this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction with 29 special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of dust and water into the lens interior
  • By coupling this lens with a dustproof, weather-resistant Pentax lens-interchangeable digital camera body such as the Pentax K-5 or Pentax K-30, the user is assured of a durable, reliable imaging system that performs superbly in demanding outdoor settings - even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray

Exterior design signifying HD series:

  • The lens exterior has been painted an elegant white to minimize heat haze generated inside the lens barrel due to a blazing sun
  • Featured in the middle of the lens barrel is a red anodized ring that serves as a distinct, radiant symbol of the HD Pentax lens series
  • Strap lugs are made from machined aluminum to enhance its exclusive appearance

Easy control of circular polarizing filter:

  • This lens comes with a built-in, removable filter holder in the barrel
  • By mounting the C-PL (circular polarizing) filter (40.5mm in diameter; included as an exclusive accessory) to the holder, the user can easily obtain the desired polarizing effect simply by rotating the filter using its control ring

Other features:

  • Smooth autofocus operation using an AF driving motor (DC motor) installed in the lens barrel**
  • Quick-Shift Focus system for instant switching to manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera's AF system
  • SP (Super Protect) coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease and easily wipe off dust and stain
  • Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), while minimizing the streaking effect of point light source
  • ** This lens is compatible with the K-5 II, K-5 II s, K-30, K-01, K-5, K-r, K-7, K-x, K-m, K20D, K200D, K100D Super and K10D camera bodies (with Ver. 1.30 or later firmware installed). When mounted on other camera bodies, the focus mode is automatically switched to manual.


Focal Length 560mm 
Aperture Maximum: f/5.6
Minimum: f/45
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 2.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 18.37' (5.60 m)
Magnification 0.10x
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Filter Thread Front:112 mm 
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.13 x 20.54" (130.3 x 521.70 mm)
Weight 6.70 lb (3.04 kg)
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