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Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens

BH #PE185535WR • MFR #21880
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens
Key Features
  • For Use With Pentax Digital Cameras
  • Weather Resistant
  • 18-55mm Focal Length
  • Fully Automatic Diaphragm Control
The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras.  Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general situations.  This lens is weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions, and has a great wide angle capability with a standard 3x zoom range.
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Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Weather Resistant
  • 3SP Coating
  • 4Compensation for Spherical Aberration
  • 5Equivalent to 27 - 84.5mm lens

The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras.  Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general situations.  This lens is weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions, and has a great wide angle capability with a standard 3x zoom range.

Weather Resistant

Weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions.

SP Coating

Pentax Original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease.

Compensation for Spherical Aberration

This lens has aspherical elements to help compensate for spherical aberration.

Equivalent to 27 - 84.5mm lens

Focal length is equivalent to 27mm - 84.5mm in the 35mm format.
UPC: 027075154407

Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Specs

Focal Length18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27.5 to 85.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.7" / 6.86 x 6.86 cm
Length at Maximum Extension3.09" / 78.4 mm
Weight8.1 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 3.9 x 3.6"

Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Reviews

Just a Kit Lens, but with two very nice features

By Luke
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-13

Optically, yeah, it's mostly just a kit lens, and performs like it. Other lenses will be sharper and faster. However, this has two very nice things going for it. First is weather resistance. Getting caught in a light drizzle without panic is a very nice feature. Second is the close focus capacities. It can focus down to 25cm, with a maximum of 0.34 magnification. That's still far from macro, but it's pretty handy. I've even thrown it on an AF film Pentax, and haven't noticed vignetting in the 45-55mm range once stopped down to f8 or so. To be sure, it won't be usable wider than that. For what this is (an affordable kit-style lens), it's well built and ticks a lot of boxes.

Stellar lens, sturdy too

By Cody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-17

This lens really is a multifunctional, general purpose lens. It is the WR model so you already know it is durable, but in addition, both macro and wide angle shots appear clear with minimal edge distortion. Colors are vivid, and the shots are amazing. I recommend this to anyone in need of a tough, daily, not too expensive lense.

Great investment. Recommend highly.

By MARK
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-29

Bought this lens for near field of musicians performing indoors in low light. Since they dont stand still much, getting a clear shot can be frustrating. This lens paired to the K70 body is amazing. Very clear & clean files that often dont need post processing. Compliments are many from the musicians Ive photographed in numerous lighting situations found at various local venues. Im very pleased with my setup and advise anyone to check it out for themselves.

It's perfect for a daytime photo walk.

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-15

As a daytime street lens, you cannot go wrong with this lens. It's weatherproof and versatile for portrait and landscape. Pair with weatherproof Pentax body and you won't worry about the weather.

Good

By Kelvin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-26

I'm very happy to have received my product. I did, however, receive it quite late (25 October) This is not B&H's fault but rather my country's post office. Overall I am pleased with the quality of the product and the amount I saved from ordering it from B&H.

Budget Lens

By ROY
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-15

Not bad at all .

Works good

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

More than I expected.

Great overall lens

By Jody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-02

Has good image quality

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Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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How do you film a video with it?
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm sorry, but I don't use this lens for shooting video. I use it for stills only.
Answered by: Stephen W.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this work on my Pentax K-10D?

Will this work on my Pentax K-10D?
Asked by: Morgan
Yes Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens is compatible with the Pentax K10D.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-04-08

will this work with my "me Super" non-digital ...

will this work with my "me Super" non-digital SLR?
Asked by: Brad
Any Pentax camera body based with a Pentax K lens mount will adapt to the lens.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-31

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Is this the DAL or DA version of the 18-55mm AL WR?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is the weather resistant DA, which has a metal mount ring. The DAL (meaning lightweight , perhaps) has a plastic mounting.
Answered by: Daniel V.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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will this fit my pentax k50?
Asked by: Anonymous
yes it will, I have a k-50 and the Da 18-55 F3.5-5.6 wr zoom lens also.
Answered by: BRIAN N.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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