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Pentax smc DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Lens

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Pentax smc DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Lens
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Dimensions 8.4 cm x 9.9 cm x 8.4 cm 8.4 cm x 9.2 cm x 8.4 cm 7.3 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.3 cm 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm
Item Weight 567 g 567 g 404 g 1.3 kg
Model Year 2007 Information not provided 2010 2009
Mounting Pentaxbayonet Pentax K Pentax K Pentaxbayonet
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Size: 16-50mm | Style Name: SDM Lens
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm ; 567 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 898 g
  • Item model number: 21650
  • ASIN: B000NO5QV6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Jun. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,385 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Size Name:16-50mm  |  Style Name:SDM Lens

Product Description

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 has been incorporated for smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a built-in supersonic motor.



Otras características:
Closest focusing distance: 0.3 m
Diagonal angle of view (max): 83°
Diameter: 8.4 cm
Filter size: 7.7 cm
Length: 9.85 cm
Magnification: 0.21X
Maximum aperture number: 22
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Weight: 320 g

Manufacturer's Description

The "DA Star" series opens a new chapter in PENTAX lens history. The critical capability characteristics include an extremely fast "Supersonic Motor" incorporating ultrasonic technology and a housing that is completely sealed against water and dust. The smc-DA* 16-50 mm is the ultimate standard zoom. The continuous f/2.8 aperture provides for the necessary reserves needed in poor light conditions. And for optimal operational convenience the "Quick Shift Focus System" is again provided, enabling the user to instantly take manual control of the focusing. Rounding out the intelligent design of the new the Star series lens is the proprietary PENTAX SP coating that reliably protects the lens against pollution.

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Style Name: SDM LensSize: 18-270mm Verified Purchase
Compared to the standard 18-55mm lens this is a fair bit heavier and about double the bulk. However it is much lighter and smaller than carrying a bunch of lenses around with you.

It also has a far stiffer zoom ring than the standard lens. This takes some getting used to, but it helps prevent zoom creep when carried lens-downwards.

On the plus side the lens has a superb long range room. About as long a zoom as you can sensibly use hand-held without using rather silly high ISO settings.

As a Pentax DA lens this one has on-board operating information that works with most Pentax DSLR bodies to automatically correct the image distortion that all lenses exhibit. Zoom lenses are worse than most and super-zooms are the most extreme.. This lens works well with the geometric auto-correction settings in my K5. I haven't tried the auto-correction chromatic settings in earnest yet.

It is worth noting that the shots taken without auto-correction are saved much faster to the memory card. If you need to take dozens of action shots and want to guarantee no pauses when taking them then it is worth knowing that this lens is included in the post-processing correction options in Adobe's CS packages.

There have already been many reviews of this lens on-line. In it's Pentax branded form and in its Canon and Nikon mount variants under the Tamron brand. I won't repeat them here. Just a word or two of advice...

1) Stop down to F11 or higher for the sharpest shots, especially at wide angles.

2) When zooming, come slightly back from maximum zoom for the sharpest shots at long range.
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Style Name: SDM Telephoto Prime LensSize: 300mm Verified Purchase
very very good quality lens. i use it on a k3 and it gives good results. focus is a little slow (not really slow just not very fast), i didn't notice any great focus improvement coming from a 55-300. image quality is miles better though. So if you have a 55-300 and your frustrated with the poor focus speed but happy with image quality this lens probably isn't worth the upgrade, if your happy with the focus but frustrated with the image quality then this is worth the upgrade. 100% crop on this is about the same as 25% crop on the 55-300.

Pentax customer service in europe though is absolutely useless, even worse than that. The lens cap broke on my one straight out of the box, no big deal really as you can get a no name replacement for a couple of euro. but i tried to get in contact with pentax customer support to see if i could get a replacement under warranty and there was just no reply. i tried using the contact form on the website and every email i could find. i eventually got a reply from jpss uk who said they passed it onto the correct people in pentax who assured them that they would deal with it. i never heard anything from pentax after that. If it was a major fault i would have gone through amazon for the warranty, who are usually very good, i just didnt want to have to sent the whole lens back for this small fault.
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Style Name: SDM LensSize: 60-250mm Verified Purchase
I have been using Pentax * lenses for over 25 years and have never been dissapointed with thier quality. THis lens maintains the quality, I was a little reluctant in the first place because of the huge zoom range 60-250 mm but it seems to be very sharp accross the whole range. I used it with a vengence over the past two weeks at two airshows and am impressed with the results, sharp and contrasty pictures so I would recomend this lens to anyone
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Style Name: SDM LensSize: 50-135mm
For some years Pentax have produced "star" lenses (M*, A* etc) and now they have started producing the DA* lenses which include their "supersonic" SDM focusing motor (you sometimes have to upgrade the firmware on your camera to take advantage of this, although the older focussing system will still work). This lens is fast (f2.8) and as a result a little heavy, but gives utterly stunning results: very sharp, clean and undistorted. Their have been some reports in the literature of bad examples (mainly focussing issues) but mine has worked flawlessly. The autofocus doesn't seem much faster than the old system, but is almost silent. I am now saving up for the DA* 16-50mm. It is great to Pentax starting to produce good top quality gear once more after some years of producing less than wonderful kit.
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Style Name: Macro LensSize: 50mm Verified Purchase
This is a great lens and I think, much over-looked (I did also get it for a good price on Amazon). Granted it might not be the best lens to take macro shots of insects (due to the 50mm focal range) but for what I need it for (taking photos of jewellery and close-ups of plants, etc) it's a really useful lens. It's really sharp with good colour saturation, and can be used as a general walk-around lens. It's quite small so can be used for handheld shots without problems. It's pretty much stayed on my camera since I've purchased it. My only criticism is that bokeh could be better and softer, but you can't have everything. Would recommend.
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Style Name: SDM Telephoto Prime LensSize: 300mm
I had been lusting over one of these for a short while after reading the reviews on forums and seeing some of the outstanding results I was very impressed and have at last got one and I am not a long standing photogrpher with decades of experience but am one of these people that do tend to buy all the gear.
In the hope that this great piece of kit would enhance my humble offerings I went ahead and bought this.I found it just right for my K20D well balanced the sdm is almost silent and really quite fast the images so far have been very satisfying indeed if you are pondering this purchase I am no expert but this is one lens which I use almost daily if particular for birds and wildlife.

A recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo to test this sure was rewarding I am really over the moon with this lens and would recommend it to anyone
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