Pentax SMC DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC  DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM
$782 - $799
16-50 mm
autofocus 3.1x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Pentax SDM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Great lens for everyday use... Fast and sharp.... The price was nice also"

bhphotovideo.com

"Great construction, versatile and great image quality, especially the diaphragm closing a little more than 16mm focal length."

bhphotovideo.com

"The 2nd copy is quite nice, focus is dead-on, color rendition is stunning."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Pentax K-1.

Pentax K-1
96.6 - 39.5°
horizontal angle of view
16-50mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Pentax K-70, Pentax K-3 II and Pentax KP.

Pentax K-70
72.6 - 26.4°
horizontal angle of view
24.5-76.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths

The Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM vs other Digital camera lenses

Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Cons

The Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

The Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED SDM vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
3.1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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16 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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3.1x
Magnification
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1:4.8 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Pentax SDM
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Pentax K
Length
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99 mm
Diameter
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84 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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72.8°
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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52.3°
Telephoto vertical
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17.8°
Wide diagonal
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83.1°
Telephoto diagonal
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31.7°

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