- Produced Sears (mfg in Korea, probably Samyang)
- Mount Pentax KA
- Focal length 28mm-70mm
- Aperture range f3.5/4.5-22 plus A for AE on Pentax cameras
- Focal range 2.5′ to infinity (.4m with macro)
- Filter thread 58mm
- Aperture blades 6
- Weight 15.1oz (428.1g)
- one touch
- macro 1:5, 1:6
- A/P setting with locking button
Solid little one-touch MC zoom sold by Sears for Pentax K mount cameras. Made in Korea, probably by OEM Samyang. All other Sears lenses I’ve come across were made in Japan, so this is a little unusual to see for me. Still, a surprisingly good performer for its specs, even at wide apertures. And of course 28-70mm is a nearly perfect range for a general purpose zoom, I’d say it covers about 90% of what I shoot.
The A setting allows auto-exposure capable cameras (like the P30T) to set the aperture in full auto mode. Some will do aperture priority only in which case I don’t know what the A setting will get you but it probably won’t be right!
- Bojidar Dimitriov’s K-mount Page can explain the difference between K mounts