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Experience improved convenience and better performance with the HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm WR RE lens. Measuring just 41mm in height, this retractable standard zoom lens will work as a fantastic companion to your PENTAX digital SLR. Experience the benefit of HD coating of improved contrast and colour rendition, while effectively reducing ghosting and flare. Completing this lens are other leading features such as a rounded diaphragm for capturing beautiful Bokeh, as well as the addition of a bundled thin hood, adding to the impressive package. Enjoy the luxury of compactness, all while capturing high-resolution, fine-detailed imagery with the HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm WR RE lens.
Super thin Design
Measuring just 41mm in height, the HD DA 18-50mm lens’ super thin construction assures outstanding portability when used in combination with PENTAX DSLR’s. 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.
This lens is treated with the high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating. Compared with conventional multi-layer coatings, this PENTAX-original coating assures higher light transmission and reduced reflections to deliver bright, high-contrast images free from flare and ghosting, even under demanding backlit conditions.
This lens features dependable, weather-resistant construction with nine special seals to effectively prevent intrusion of water into the lens interior. When used with a weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings.
Exceptional Image Rendition
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 colour bleeding.
Quick Shift focus System
The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.
- Built-in DC monitor for smooth and quiet AF operation.
- Rounded diaphragm for smooth, beautiful Bokeh
- Included low-profile lens hood is designed for easy carrying without the need to remove it from the lens for storage
- SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease
- Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF3 mount
- Focal Length: 18-50mm (equiv. 27.5-76.5mm)
- Angle of View: 76°-31.5°
- Lens Construction(group/elements): 11 elements in 8 groups
- Diaphragm control: Fully Automatic
- Number of aperture blades: 7 (rounded 18mm f/4-5.6, 50mm f/5.6-8)
- Min. Aperture (f): F22-32
- Min. Focusing Distance: 0.3m
- Max. Magnification: 0.23X
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Diameter & Length (mm): 71mm x 41mm
- Weight (g): 158g w/o hood, 165g w/hood