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|Weight||5.57 oz (158 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.80 x 1.61" (71 x 41 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:58 mm|
|Angle of View||76° - 31.5°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||.98' (30 cm)|
|Focal Length||18 - 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27.5 - 76.5 mm
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
|Camera Mount Type||Pentax K|
The HD DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE is a compact, retractable lens for Pentax SLRs, but it's more expensive than other starter lenses.
Compact, retractable design. Includes lens hood. Weather-sealed. Sharp optics.
Narrow aperture. Noticeable distortion. Plastic build. Pricey for what it is.
This is a perfect starter lens for my Pentax K-3. It isn't the sharpest lens ever made but it is easily the best kit lens I have owned. It's sharp enough in the middle and it's collapsable body allows for easy storage and transportation.
This is a great lens when bought for what it is and within that context. It's a very neat, up-to-date, standard zoom with Pentax's top-grade HD coating, complete with lens hood.* On the latest Pentax bodies, such as the K-S2.
PROs + very light and thin (perfect for travelling light) + high build quality for a kit lens + weather resistant (prevents rain and dust ingress and thus increases longevity as well as maintains resell value) + no wobbling or rattling (tightly assembled) + DC motor allows quiet auto focus +...