PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Camera (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
|Compatible Mountings||Pentax KAF|
|Lens Description||55 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||55 Millimeters|
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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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|Compatible Camera Mount||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF3|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera||Ultrasonic||Screw drive from camera||Micromotor|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||1.54 x 2.48 x 2.48 inches||1.77 x 2.48 x 2.48 inches||2.99 x 2.87 x 2.87 inches|
|Item Weight||7.76 ounces||4.30 ounces||4.37 ounces||0.89 lbs|
|Maximum Aperture||3.5||1.8 millimeters||2.4||f/5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 millimeters||30||35 millimeters||135 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||10||35 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||62 millimeters|
PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Camera
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Unfortunately, that is not what I received.
For the record, out of the 3 times I've purchased Pentax DA lens on Amazon; this is the 3rd time I've received a DAL in it's place.
This is why i don't play the lotto.
(purchased from Electronics Basket)
My 16-45 is sharper at wider apertures in low light conditions but in all but the lowest light conditions, I used the 18-55 at F5.6 -F8 with great results. At 35mm setting, the center sharpness is a close match to a sample of the Pentax 35mm F2.4 prime that I tried and virtually an equal at the sides, if not the corners. For a $150 bucks you can't go wrong. For a kit lens, it's outstanding.
I'll be shooting with this lens during some rainstorms on the Big Island Hawaii over the next several weeks. I'll update this review when I return.
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.
Anyway, I would highly recommend this lens (based on my experience thus far) to any owner of a Pentax camera. In fact, with the K5IIs being discounted now down to the price point of entry level Canon and Nikon cameras, I'd recommend to anyone that they pick up a K5IIs and this lens to give them an all-weather shooting option at a fraction of the cost of a similar setup from Canon (this is the reason I have this camera and lens combo… so that I have zero fear of damaging a more expensive setup on poor weather days).
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.
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Elle a de très bonnes qualités optiques, pour une lentille tout usage.
Sa construction tropicalisée en fait un article pratique dans toutes les situations climatiques.
Son prix abordable et sa bonne construction en font un produit ayant un bon rapport qualité/prix.
Its the same everything as the non water proof one ,but more for the wet weather .