SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 AL II Lens
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|Format: APS-C (crop)|
Type: Zoom lens
Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)
Lens mounts: Pentax K
First year of production: 2008
Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups
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|Focal length||Max. aperture||Min. aperture||Blades||Min. Focus (m.)||Filter Ø (mm.)||Weight (gr/oz)||Length (mm/in)|
|18mm - 55mm||f/3.5 - f/5.6||f/22||6||0.25||52||220/7,8||67.5/2,7|
Angles of view: 76-29°
Compatible hood: PH-RBA 52 mm
Lens cap: O-LC52
Max. magnification: 0.13X
The SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 AL II is a standard zoom lens with a popular range of focal lengths for cameras with the Pentaх КАF2 bayonet mount.
Equivalent focal length in 35 mm format: 27.5-84 mm
The lens features a very reasonable price-quality relationship.
The SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II pros:
Aspherical elements (enhancement of contrast and resolution, minimization of aberrations).
Proprietary Super Multi Coating (SMC).
Non-rotating front element (convenience for the use of polarizing and gradient filters, as well as other attachments)
Special fluorine-based SP coating (for protection against external agencies).
Petal hood, equipped with a slide-out window for the easy operation of polarizing filters, included.
Instant switching between AF and MF modes.
Macro scale 1:3.
The SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 AL II cons:
Somewhat "dark" at the long end.
Considerable fall of resolution on the edges at open apertures.
Notable vignetting at open apertures.
The SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm f/ 3.5-5.6 AL II is a good choice as a low-end kit lens. Its range of focal lengths makes it possible to use it for a majority of genres and scenes.
Posted by: SmileCat Date of publication: 12.11.2010
Photos taken with this lens SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 AL II:
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