• Super-telephoto lens
  • Weather-resistant
  • Wildlife, sports, long range shots

With the incorporation of PENTAX-original HD coating, telescope-type optics, and its stunning design, this super-telephoto lens delivers clear, well-defined images of distant subjects.

  • Super-telephoto lens

    When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount digital camera body, this super-telephoto lens offers a focal length of approximately 859mm in the 35mm format.

  • High-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) coating

    Treated with the newly developed, high-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) coating, offering 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.

  • Painted white to minimize heat haze

    The lens exterior is painted an elegant white to minimize heat haze generated inside the lens barrel, and a red ring is featured in the middle of the barrel to serve as a distinct, radiant symbol of the new HD (High Definition) lens series. Strap lugs are made from machined aluminum to enhance its exclusive appearance.

  • Smooth autofocus

    Incorporates smooth autofocus operations using an AF driving motor (DC motor) installed inside the lens barrel. When not installed on a listed K-mount camera body with version 1.30 or later firmware, the focus mode is automatically switched to manual.

  • SP (Super Protect) coating

    SP (Super Protect) coating is applied to the front surface of this lens to effectively repel water and grease, and for easy wipe-off of dust.

  • Two ED (extra-low dispersion) optical elements

    Incorporates two ED (extra-low dispersion) optical elements to effectively reduce chromatic aberration and delivers bright, high-resolution images, even at the edges. This lens also incorporates unique telescope-type optics, which require fewer optical elements than conventional lens optics, and thus greatly improves sharpness and definition of subjects in images, particularly with distant subjects.

  • 29 weather seals

    Features a dependable dustproof and weather-resistant construction with 29 special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of dust and water into the lens interior. With this lens, the user is assured of a durable, reliable imaging system that performs superbly in demanding outdoor settings—even in the rain, or locations prone to water splash.

  • Built-in, removable filter holder

    Includes a built-in, removable filter holder in the barrel. By mounting the C-PL (circular polarizing) filter (40.5mm 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.

  • Quick-Shift focus system

    The Quick-Shift focus system allows for instant switching to manual focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system.

  • Rounded diaphragm

    This lens is designed with a rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources.



Angle Of View

2.9° (with PENTAX DSLR)

Number Of Diaphragm Blades


Minimum Focusing Distance

18.37’ (5.6m)

Maximum Magnification



107.2 oz (3040 g)

Objective Cap


Diaphragm Control

Fully automatic



Minimum Aperture


Filter Diameter

112mm (or 40.5mm in lens barrel filter holder)


5.1” x 20.5” (130.3mm x 521.7mm)




Built-in, slide-out type

Tripod Adapter


Focal Length

560mm (35mm equivalent 859mm)

  • Lens Hood (built-in)
  • Lens Cap for DA560mmF5.6
  • Rear Lens Cap B
  • 40.5mm C-PL (circular polarizing) Filter
  • Lens Case for DA560mmF5.6


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