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PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Camera (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Weather-resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions.
- Standard 3X zoom focal range for a wide range of shooting applications.
- The PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your lens clean and your image quality at its peak.
- The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.
- The focal length is equivalent to 27mm-82.5mm in the 35mm format.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||PH-RBA Petal type|
|Compatible Mountings||Pentax KAF|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera|
|Included Components||Lens Hood PH-RBC 52mm, Lens Cap O-LC52, Rear Lens|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.72 x 2.68 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.85 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.49 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||ONE YEAR|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, plastic mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||6|
|Number of Elements||11|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.88 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF3|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera||Ultrasonic||Screw drive from camera||Micromotor|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.68 x 2.72 in||2.48 x 1.54 x 2.48 in||2.48 x 1.77 x 2.48 in||2.87 x 2.99 x 2.87 in|
|Item Weight||7.76 ounces||4.3 ounces||4.37 ounces||0.89 lb|
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|Maximum Focal Length||55 millimeters||30||35 millimeters||135 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||10||35 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||62 millimeters|
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Top Customer Reviews
Features are a plenty for this lens, and it has excellent optical characteristics as well.
Quick Shift Focus- Manual re-touch up of auto-focused area if you wish.
WR- Weather Resistant (wind/rain/dust)
Smooth focus and zoom ring
Well built, not chincy, metal rear lens mount.
Lens hood has a built in sliding door so it doesn't have to be removed to use/adjust polarizers
Front element does NOT rotate during focus, best for filter usage and rare among kit lenses
Versatile- Excellent 1:3 magnification ratio will get you a really nice close up and you're likely not ever going to miss your macro lens at home.
Affordable- isn't the word for the price. One of my favorite lenses of all time, and I've used some seriously expensive ones.
When you need a sharp lightweight weather resistant lens, you can't beat this one. Great for trail stampers and weather aficionados- or heck, just about anyone with a Pentax DSLR.
I actually replaced the old 18-55 kit lens Version I with this lens
and I can really see the difference in contrast and sharpness .. So much better.
Definitely a great lens for the price.
The lens arrived on time and in perfect condition from Amazon.
Pros: Lightweight, super sharp and contrasty and Weather resistant.
Cons: A bit slow f5.6 @ 55mm
Yes, it is an inexpensive, plasticy, kit lens (with a metal mount), but it is one of the best (if not the best) inexpensive, plasticy, kit lens available from any manufacturer. Add the water resistant seals and it is a no brainer.
Picture quality is good. There is enough detail to show off the 14 mpix of the K20d sensor.
"Shift focus" is kind of a nice feature.
When K20d/K10d is set in auto focus, and the shutter button is not pressed down, the lens can be focus manually by simply turning the focus ring. No need for push/pull of focus ring for manual focus like the Tokinas.
One draw back is the focus ring turns when auto-focusing. Must keep finger away until it is done auto-focusing.
(FYI, the Nikons SilentWaveMotor lens has the same "shift focus" feature, but the focus ring does not turn when auto-focusing.)
According to the manual, 'WR' lens feature moisture resistant, but 'dust resistant' is not listed as a feature.
DA* is listed as moisture and dust resistant. (this is only a WR, and not priced like a DA*)
Not shown in the photo is the red rubber ring at the lens mount which seal the lens mount assembly when installed on the SLR.
Worth the $$$.
I have used this lens in the rain and in the absolute cold (Mongolia). The lens is still giving me great shots. Rarely the autofocus loses its tracking so it will click instead of focusing... but i just need to unscrew the lens and manually twist the focus ring to reset it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent lens added to my stock. Love how responsive it isPublished 9 months ago by Ginger Maximus
This is a great overall lens, and the one I end up choosing almost every time I go shooting. I can't add anything else that hasn't been said before in the great reviews!Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is not the lens advertised; this is a Pentax DA-L lens, not DA, with plastic internals, not metal, and is NOT weather and dust resistant and does NOT come with a case or hood... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Virginia Legal Defense
Just received Lens in the words of jimmy carter I'm pleased as punch...Published 16 months ago by Ron McIver
I see a metal mount, and expected it, but got a plastic mount version of the lens.Published 18 months ago by movie lover
Excellent choice for a standard lens. Very rugged and quite sharp.Published 19 months ago by ROBERT C.
Once again, I've ordered a Pentax DA Lens and received a DAL in it's place. I'm sure the DAL is a wonderful lens... for about 2/3 of what I paid here. Read morePublished 21 months ago by BigJLew