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.
- For Use With Pentax Digital Cameras
- Weather Resistant
- 18-55mm Focal Length
- Fully Automatic Diaphragm Control
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Overview
- 2Weather Resistant
- 3SP Coating
- 4Compensation for Spherical Aberration
- 5Equivalent to 27 - 84.5mm lens
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Specs
|Focal Length||18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27.5 to 85.5mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Minimum Aperture||f/22 to 38|
|Lens Mount||Pentax K|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||76° to 29°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.84" / 25 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Filter Size||52 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.7 x 2.7" / 6.86 x 6.86 cm|
|Length at Maximum Extension||3.09" / 78.4 mm|
|Weight||8.1 oz / 230 g|
|Package Weight||0.84 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not bad at all .
More than I expected.
Great overall lens
Has good image quality
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