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Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens

BH #PE168535 • MFR #21387
Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens
Key Features
  • Pentax K Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24.5-130mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
A versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom for Pentax DSLRs, the HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens offers a 24.5-130mm-equivalent focal length to benefit working in a wide variety of shooting situations. One extra-low dispersion glass element and three aspherical elements have been incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range and an HD (High-Definition) coating has been applied to maintain light transmission and reduce surface reflections. Additionally, an SP (Super Protect) coating has also been applied to the front and rear lens surfaces and an overall weather-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in a wide array of working conditions.
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Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Overview

A versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom for Pentax DSLRs, the HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens offers a 24.5-130mm-equivalent focal length to benefit working in a wide variety of shooting situations. One extra-low dispersion glass element and three aspherical elements have been incorporated within the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range and an HD (High-Definition) coating has been applied to maintain light transmission and reduce surface reflections. Additionally, an SP (Super Protect) coating has also been applied to the front and rear lens surfaces and an overall weather-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in a wide array of working conditions.

With regard to handling, a Quick-Shift focusing system enables switching between autofocus and manual focus modes quickly and intuitively by simply rotating the focus ring at any time. The lens is able to achieve minimum focusing distance of 1.15' along with a maximum magnification of 0.26x. Additionally, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm renders a smooth out-of-focus quality when employing selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.

The 24.5-130mm-equivalent focal length range covers wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives, and is well-suited to use in a variety of conditions.
One extra-low dispersion glass element and three aspherical elements are employed to control chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
An HD coating has been applied to optimize light transmission, improve contrast, and reduce surface reflections.
The front and rear elements feature an additional SP coating for protection against smudging, fingerprints, dust, and other elements.
Quick-Shift focusing system permits fast changing between auto and manual focusing modes, with the ability to manually override the focus position at any point. Additionally, the DC autofocus motor also provides quick, smooth, and quiet performance to benefit both still and movie capture.
Weather-resistant construction with 11 seals benefits its use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 027075276802

Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Specs

Focal Length16 to 85mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24.5 to 130mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83° to 19°
Minimum Focus Distance1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.7" / 78 x 94 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.94" / 151 mm
Weight1.07 lb / 488 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.75 x 4.45 x 4.2"

Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Reviews

Perfect Pair

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Other than initial test photos, this lens not yet used full time. Learning about new Pentax K3 features for now is the priority, but pairing these two was a comfortable decision. Experience with other HD Pentax APS-C lenses made this choice easy. Mechanics and quality are noteworthy attributes right out of the box. B&H deserves praise for their thoroughness in educating potential buyers about products they sell. Where the passage of time determines quality, I'm eager to get this adventure going.

Sharp as a prime lens

By Yvonne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-22

First ordered this lens from the used department and returned. Then ordered this lens new- what a huge difference. This lens is sharp and zooms well.  Easy return of the used lens- thanks B&H!  One negative about the buying experience- do not count on expedited shipping even when it claims to be.  More like  4-5 day shipping.

Excellent all-rounder

By Adrian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-18

Ive had this lens for over a year. I use it for landscapes and travel, its a well rounded lens with nice image quality, Ive printed at 11x17 and up to 20x30 with this and the 24mp k3ii camera. I use it alone, or pair it with the 55-300, a macro lens, other other options to complement its versatile range. As long as its bright enough outside, or you have a tripod, theres little left to be desired.

Versatile and good image quality.

By Kjell
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-25

I have had this lens for some months now, and I�m very happy with it. This is my on the go lens, and is attached to my camera most of the time. �The image quality is good, versatile zoom range and it is weather protected. �All important things for general photographing. I have som problems with AF. �Some times the lens won't focus. �I then have to zoom out, refocus and zoom back to focus again. �It normally happens around 25mm. This is an excellent tourist lens to leave on the camera. When I are on assignment, I seldom use this lens. �Then I uses other lenses for better sharpness, better dof, better aperture and so on depending on the assignment.

16-85 Pentax zoom

By CB Wayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-05

The focusing motors are virtually silent.� This is not a fast lens, but the clarity is quite good.

Pentax optics top notch

By Shelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-12

Solid build, sharp images.. Excellent for landscapes and group photos.Plus the 16-85mm makes it an great walk about lens. Very pleased

Awesome!

By Kathy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-02

I recently decided to get the Pentax K-70 as an upgrade to the Pentax K-5iis. Paired with this lens as an upgrade to the 18-55 kit lens and the combination is breathe taking. The clarity and vivid detail is amazing!

Pentax DA 16-85mm Field Revie

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-06

This is a nice lens but not overly high quality. When compared to the Sigma 17-70mm the focus time is noticeably longer especially at the extended end of the range. Photo quality is very good but when shooting in darker situation is when it has trouble finding focus.

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