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Pentax SMCP-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED-AL (IF) SDM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Digital SLRs - U.S.A.

SKU: PX1650AFD MFR: 21650
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About the Pentax 16-50mm

The PENTAX DA * 16-50mm F2.8 ED/AL (IF) wide angle zoom lens is designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras and delivers the highest level of ultimate optical image quality. With aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements and original lens coatings, this lens is superior in terms of contrast, clarity and edge-to-edge sharpness.

The 16-50mm features tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction to enhance durability for use in rain or dusty conditions. It also features the PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual-focus operation and PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating to repel dust, water and grease. A new SDM system hasbeen incorporated for smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a built-in supersonic motor.

The Pentax 16-50mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Pentax 16-50mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax 16-50mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 16-50mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction.

Pentax 16-50mm Includes

  • smc DA * 16-50mm F2.8 ED/AL (IF) Lens, Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap B (31006), Lens Hood, Lens Soft Case

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (15) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (15) , Consistent output (15) , Durable (14) , Rugged (11) , Easily interchangeable (10) , Lightweight (4) , Nice bokeh (3)
Cons:
Heavy (3) , Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (13) , Night photography (12) , Low light (7) , General purpose (6) , Weddings (5) , Landscape photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11) , Enthusiast (3) , Professional (1) , Pro photographer (1) , Semi-professional (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Pentax 16-50mm Features

  • High performance, wide angle zoom lens
  • SDM system creates smoother, quieter auto focus
  • Weather resistant and dust resistant body
  • Quick-shift Focus System for instant switching from auto focus to manual
  • Pentax SP coating protects the exposed lens elements
  • Two ED elements and 3 aspherical elements compensate for chromatic and sphericalaberration
  • Developed specifically for Pentax digital SLR's
  • Focal length equivalent to 24.5mm to 76.5mm in the 35mm format

Pentax 16-50mm Specifications

Construction 15 elements in 12 groups
Angle of view 83 - 31.5 degrees (when used with PENTAX Digital SLR camera body)
F stop range Minimum F stop: 22
Closest Focusing Distance 12" (0.30m)
Maximum Magnification 0.21X
Filter Size 77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.9" x 3.3" (98.5MM x 84mm)
Weight 19.9 oz. (565g) without hood; 21.2 oz. (600g) with hood
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