Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 HD DA DC WR RE

Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 HD DA DC WR RE

This standard zoom lens has been developed as a compact, easy-to-use everyday lens that meets user demand for a downsized, high-resolution digital SLR imaging system. 

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Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 HD DA DC WR RE

Pentax 18-50mm HD Lens

This standard zoom lens has been developed as a compact, easy-to-use everyday lens that meets user demand for a downsized, high-resolution digital SLR imaging system. Thanks to its retractable mechanism — employed for the first time in the PENTAX K-mount lens system — it provides the world’s shortest length in the stored position: just 41 millimeters. *  Despite its ultra-compact design that assures outstanding portability, it also features the PENTAX-original HD Coating, super-low dispersion glass elements and aspherical elements to effectively compensate various aberrations for sharp, high-contrast, well-balanced images. Its built-in DC motor assures smooth, quiet autofocus operation, while its weather-resistant body makes it extremely dependable and durable in demanding outdoor conditions.

* The world’s shortest standard zoom lens for use with digital SLR cameras (as of February 1, 2015, based on RICOH IMAGING research)

Main Features

1. The world’s shortest standard zoom lens

This standard zoom lens offers a zoom ratio of approximately 2.8 times to cover the wide-angle to standard ranges (for focal lengths equivalent to 27.5mm to 76.5mm in the 35mm format), which are the most frequently used ranges in general photographic applications. Thanks to its new retractable mechanism, it measures a mere 41millimeters in length in the stored position — the world’s shortest for a standard zoom lens — to assure outstanding portability in combination with today’s downsized digital SLR camera body.

2. Dependable weather-resistant construction

This lens features a dependable weather-resistant construction with nine special seals to effectively prevent the intrusion of water into the interior. By pairing it with a weather-resistant PENTAX digital SLR camera body, the user is assured of a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in the rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.

3. Exceptional image rendition to accommodate latest digital SLR cameras

Incorporating super-low dispersion glass elements and aspherical elements in its 11-element/eight-group optics, this lens effectively compensates various aberrations for high-contrast, high-resolution, fine-detailed images with minimal color bleeding.

4. HD Coating to improve image description

This lens is treated with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating.* Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this PENTAX-original coating assures less reflection and higher light transmittance to deliver bright, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight.

* HD stands for High Definition

5. Quick-Shift Focus System

This lens is equipped with the PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows the user to instantly switch to manual-focus operation, even when the camera’s AF system is in operation. 

6. Other features

  • SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease
  • Smooth, quiet autofocus operation, driven by the built-in DC motor
  • Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocused) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
  • Low-profile lens hood (included),designed for easy carrying without the need to remove it from the lens for storage

 

Note: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice

Product Specifications

HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE
Focal Length 18-50mm
(in 35mm format equivalent) 27.5-76.5mm
Maximum Aperture F4-5.6
Minimum Aperture F22-32
Lens Construction 11elements in 8groups
Angle of View 76-31.5°
Mount KAF3
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.3m (0.98 ft.)
Maximum Magnification 0.23x
Filter Diameter 58mm
Diaphragm Control Fully automatic
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
  Rounded aperture (18mm: F4-5.6   50mm: F5.6-8)
Aperture Ring N/A
Tripod Mount N/A
Lens Hood PH-RBJ58
Lens Cap O-LW67A(Bundle,Hood dedicated lens cap)
O-LC58(Optional、Allowed to use the hood when not in use)
Lens Case S80-80 (Optional)
Maximum Diameter x Length Approx.71mm x 41mm (2.8 in. x1.6  in.)
Weight Approx.158g /5.6 oz. (with hood Approx.165g /5.8 oz.)
Bundle Hood, Lens cap, Lens mount cover
Others HD Coating
  SP (Super Protect) Coating
  Weather Resistant
  DC Motor
  Quick-shift Focus System

 

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Steve

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Small, light and weatherproof (which is why I bought it)
Quick to focus with the SDM motor.

Image quality seems ok though I haven't tried it out in all circumstances yet.
The lens shade is a bit ungainly and the soft plastic cap attracts dust.

It is a little fiddly to switch to the retracted position but stays there ok once done.
Confirmed purchase: 21 December 2020
Published on: 04 January 2021

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