Pentax has announced the smc Pentax-DA15mm F4 ED AL Limited lens, designed for use with Pentax DSLR cameras.

The new ultra-wide angle lens offers the equivalent to a 23mm angle of view in the 35mm format, making it a good choice for capturing landscapes and architecture.

The lens also incorporates a hybrid aspherical lens and an optical element of extra-low-dispersion glass for high-quality image reproduction with minimal aberrations.

In addition the lens has a minimum focusing distance of 18cm and features newly developed optics that keeps the lens compact and lightweight.

The smc Pentax-DA15mm F4 ED AL Limited lens will retail for £569.99 and will be available in May.