SMC 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM DA series zoom lens sports a 35mm focal length equivalent of 27.5-414mm. It has 16 elements arranged in 13 groups including 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements for maximum suppression of chromatic aberration. A 7-blade rounded diaphragm ensures that the lens can create beautiful bokeh when shooting portraits and other subjects.
This high-magnification zoom lens offers a 15X zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from wide angle to super telephoto. Its extra ordinary 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 having to change lenses.
18-270mm zoom lens offers a 15X zoom ratio covering
18-270mm zoom lens offers a 15X zoom ratio covering focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 414mm super telephoto in the 35mm format. This large range of zoom allows the photographer to capture a variety of scenes and subjects without changing lenses.
Two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements
Incorporates two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optical design to effectively minimize chromatic aberration and deliver bright, high-resolution images, even at the edges.
Rounded diaphragm blades
This lens is designed with rounded diaphragm blades to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus rendition), while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources.
PENTAX-original SDM autofocus system
With 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 digital camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted autofocusing to ensure dependable, flawless AF operation.
Minimum focal distance of 1.6 feet
Offers a minimal focal distance of 1.6 feet (0.49m) throughout the entire zoom range.