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

Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
$99 - $184
18-55 mm
autofocus 3.1x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"For landscape photos during the winter months and in wet or dusty conditions, it is a great lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"This lens is workhorses, very nice contrast, fast autofocus, WR is very nice, just like water proof, I took alot pictures during raining, white water rafting, biking."

bhphotovideo.com

"If I had to offer one complaint, it would be that the focus ring is a bit loose."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

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

Pentax K-1
89.8 - 36.1°
horizontal angle of view
18-55mm
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 KP and Pentax K-S2.

Pentax K-70
66.3 - 24.1°
horizontal angle of view
27.5-84.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR vs other Digital camera lenses

Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Cons

The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/3.5
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
3.1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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18 mm
Max focal length
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55 mm
Zoom range
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3.1x
Magnification
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1:2.9 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/38
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
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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69 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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69 mm
Filter size
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52 mm
Weight
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230 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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24.2°
Wide vertical
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47.1°
Telephoto vertical
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16.2°
Wide diagonal
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76.4°
Telephoto diagonal
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28.9°

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greg urbano (0:07 PM, December 19, 2010)
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