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Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM

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smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM

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This high-magnification zoom lens offers 15x zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 414mm super telephoto in the 35mm format. Its built-in supersonic AF driving mechanism offers both a smooth and quiet AF mode in a compact, lightweight body.

Chromatic Aberration Charts

Chromatic aberration @ 18mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmCA18mm_1360228442.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration @ 70mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmCA70mm_1360228443.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration @ 270mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmCA270mm_1360228444.jpg">High-Res</a>

MTF Charts

Resolution @ 18mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmMTF18mm_1360228445.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution @ 70mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmMTF70mm_1360228446.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution @ 270mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18-270mmMTF270mm_1360228447.jpg">High-Res</a>

Other sample images

1/800 sec | f/3.5 | 18.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_18mm_f3_5_1358416180.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/200 sec | f/8.0 | 18.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_18mm_f8_1358416206.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/25 sec | f/22.0 | 18.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_18mm_f22_1358416231.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/400 sec | f/4.5 | 53.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_55mm_f4_5_1358416259.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/200 sec | f/8.0 | 53.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_55mm_f8_1358416286.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/25 sec | f/22.0 | 53.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_55mm_f22_1358416313.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/200 sec | f/5.6 | 135.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_135mm_f5_6_1358416338.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/125 sec | f/8.0 | 135.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_135mm_f8_1358416364.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/15 sec | f/22.0 | 135.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_135mm_f22_1358416389.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/200 sec | f/6.3 | 190.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_180mm_f6_3_1358416418.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/125 sec | f/8.0 | 190.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_180mm_f8_1358416447.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/15 sec | f/22.0 | 190.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_180mm_f22_1358416474.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/200 sec | f/6.3 | 270.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_270mm_f6_3_1358416524.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/125 sec | f/8.0 | 270.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_270mm_f8_1358416572.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/15 sec | f/22.0 | 270.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax_K5IIs_18_270mm_270mm_f22_1358416621.jpg">High-Res</a>

Photos of Equipment

Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-DA18-270mmjpg_1347288135.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax K5 IIs (1) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-k5-IIs-1_1358879830.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax K5 IIs With 18 270mm Lens (1) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-k5-IIs-with-18-270mm-lens-1_1358879902.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax K5 IIs With 18 270mm Lens (2) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-k5-IIs-with-18-270mm-lens-2_1358880010.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax K5 IIs With 18 270mm Lens (3) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-k5-IIs-with-18-270mm-lens-3_1358880116.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (1) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-1_1358880197.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (2) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-2_1358880260.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (3) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-3_1358880342.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (4) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-4_1358880436.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (5) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-5_1358880507.jpg">High-Res</a>
Pentax Smc 18 270mm Lens (6) | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/pentax-smc-18-270mm-lens-6_1358880585.jpg">High-Res</a>

Sample Photos

Wide-angle | 1/200 sec | f/8.0 | 20.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33544_1360228464.jpg">High-Res</a>
Telephoto | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 270.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33545_1360228479.jpg">High-Res</a>
Closest focus is 49cm throughout the zoom range | 1/160 sec | f/5.6 | 105.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33540_1360228449.jpg">High-Res</a>
Contrast remains good, even when shooting into the light | 1/200 sec | f/6.3 | 180.0 mm | ISO 400 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33555_1360228491.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/160 sec | f/5.6 | 105.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33557_1360228503.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 18.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33571_1360228522.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/50 sec | f/4.0 | 18.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33579_1360228535.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/80 sec | f/6.3 | 34.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/smc-DA-18270mm-f3563-ED-SDM-4798/highres/Pentax18270imgs33588_1360228548.jpg">High-Res</a>

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