The Pentax SMC DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 SDM Lens For K Mount  is an all-encompassing zoom lens, featuring a 15x zoom range from a wide 18mm to a long 270mm (equivalent to 27.5-414mm in 35mm format).
This high-magnification zoom lens offers 15-times zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from wide angle to super telephoto, while its built-in supersonic AF driving mechanism achieves both smooth, quiet AF operation and a compact, lightweight body. Its extraordinary wide angle-to-long-telephoto zoom coverage makes this zoom lens extremely versatile and handy, as it allows the user to effortlessly capture a wide variety of subjects, ranging from landscapes and snapshots to sports events, without the need of lens changes.
Benefitting the long reach of this lens, two extra-low dispersion elements have been incorporated into the lens construction to help reduce chromatic aberration and improve overall image clarity. A minimum focus distance of 1.6' across the entire zoom range also makes this lens an effective tool for macro and close-up work.
The SDM autofocus system has also been integrated into the design, which utilizes a supersonic motor for fast, quiet autofocus operation. The lens also features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm for smooth out of focus regions and less susceptibility to highlight streaking.
Specifically designed for use with Pentax K-mount DLSR cameras.
- High ratio zoom lens for flexibility of operation
- Super multi coated elements increases transmittance
- Supersonic Direct-drive Motor
- Extra-low dispersion elements increase colour rendition
- Rounded diaphragm for beautiful bokeh
- SDM autofocus system incorporates a supersonic focusing motor for fast, quiet action.
- Wide-to-telephoto zoom lens is equivalent to 27.5-414mm in 35mm format.
- Two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements help to reduce chromatic aberration and improve image quality and clarity throughout zoom range.
15-times zoom covering the extra wide range.
When mounted on a Pentax K-mount lens-interchangeable digital camera body, this zoom lens offers an 15-times zoom ratio covering focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 414mm super telephoto in the 35mm format. This allows the photographer to capture a wide range of scenes and subjects without lens changes — ranging from such casual applications as scenery, snapshot and portraiture to long-range sports photography. Its newly designed optics is the key to achieving such wide zoom coverage in a compact, lightweight body, for optimal versatility and maneuverability.
Supersonic AF motor (SDM)
Thanks to the incorporation of the Pentax-original SDM autofocus system driven by a built-in supersonic motor, this zoom lens offers exceptionally smooth and quiet autofocus operation. When mounted on an SDM-compatible Pentax K-mount lens-interchangeable digital camera body,* the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted autofocusing to ensure dependable, flawless AF operation.
** 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.
Exceptional image description
Incorporating two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optics, this zoom lens delivers bright, high-resolution images even at the edges, while effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.
Minimum focusing distance of 0.49m over the entire zoom range
Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources