Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL IF SDM Lens

Pentax Logo

A Lens for a Wide Variety of Applications, Including Landscape, Snapshot and Portrait

Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL IF SDM Lens

The Pentax SMCP-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Lens is a high-quality bright f/2.8 lens designed exclusively for use with digital SLR cameras. This lens brings together advanced optical technologies, including aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements, and original lens coatings. It offers a versatile ultra-wide to medium-telephoto zoom range, and can be used as the ideal standard zoom lens in a wide variety of applications, including landscape, snapshot and portrait.

Pentax DA* (DA-Star) zoom lenses come equipped with the SDM System, which assures smoother, quieter auto-focusing operation by using a built-in supersonic motor. When mounted on the K10D digital SLR camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted auto-focusing. When mounted on older Pentax digital SLR camera bodies, the conventional autofocus mode using a camera-mounted motor is selected.

Note! Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras. 

Features

Ultra-Wide to Medium-Telephoto Equivalent focal length of 24mm-76mm in 35mm format, when used with digital SLR cameras.

High Optical Performance Two ED elements and 3 aspherical elements compensate for chromatic and spherical aberration.

Exclusive Digital Design The image circle of the lens has been created to match the smaller image recording area of digital SLR cameras. This ensures precise optical performance ideally suited to the camera's digital imaging characteristics.

SP Coating SP (Super Protective) coating made of a special fluoride compound has been applied to the front surface of the new lens through the use of a unique evaporation process. As a result, the lens offers excellent water- and oil-repellant performance and makes for easier cleaning should the lens be accidentally smeared with fingerprints or cosmetics.

Weather- & Dust-Resistant Construction DA* series lenses feature tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction to enhance durability for use in rain or at dusty locations.

Quick-Shift Focus System The Quick-Shift Focus System allows to instantly shift to manual focus once the subject is captured by AF.

Updated Lens Mount Features the Pentax KAF2 mount, which incorporates additional electrical contacts to drive a built-in supersonic motor used in autofocusing operation.

Shop
Shop for the Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL IF SDM Lenss here from these stores
Link to Amazon Link to B&H Photo Link to ebay

Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length16 50 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Pentax KAF2  
Angle of view 83-31.5  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Optical
Total Elements 15  
Number of Groups 12  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.30 m (11.81")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.21 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight565 g (1.25 lb)  
Lens diameter 84 mm (3.31")  
Overall length 99 mm (3.88")  
Sealing Yes  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No
 

Lens Includes
Pentax Zoom Super Wide-Telephoto SMCP-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR 77mm Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Soft Lens Case
1-Year Warranty
Accessories

Images
Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8 Lens


Know the Pentax lens you are looking for?
Go directly to the lens by using the drop-down menu below

See also