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Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL Lens

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Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL lens


Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL MTF Chart

Optical design

Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Pentax K

Optical design: 13 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $272


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
16mm - 45mmf/4.0f/2280.2867365/12,992/3,6

Additional information:


The Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mmf/ 4 ED AL is a kit universal zoom lens for digital SLR cameras.

The optical elements take advantage of the SMC technology minimizing flare and ghosting, which are often caused by the light reflected from DSLR sensors.

The Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL is perfect for wide-angle photography. Subject to crop-factor the range of focal lengths is 24-70 mm, which is suitable for any genre of everyday photography. It is especially good for architecture and landscape photography.

The lens is also remarkable for its light weight and compact size, which is appreciated by travelers. 

The Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL pros

  • Good contrast and sharpness;
  • Constant lens speed;
  • Quick Shift system, making it possible, if required, to manually tweak focus after autofocus operations without switching camera modes;
  • Optimal price-quality relationship.

The Pentax SMC DA 16-45 mm f/ 4 ED AL cons

  • Possible focus ring plays after a long-term usage;
  • Slightly noisy during focus operations.

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Posted by: KleoY   Date of publication: 21.01.2011

Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality4.002
Pricing / Value4.502
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