Lenses -> Pentax 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 SMC DA SDM Lens
The Pentax 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 SMC DA SDM Lens is a high-magnification zoom lens that covers everything from wide-angle to super-telephoto shots. Driven by a supersonic built-in supersonic motor is the SDM autofocus system to ensure quiet, smooth and fast operation. Incorporating two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements in its optics, this zoom lens delivers bright, high-resolution images even at the edges, while effectively minimizing chromatic aberration. The 18-270mm lens is an all-around zoom lens ideal for travel photographers who desire one lens to cover all aspects of photography and to avoid the hassle of swapping lenses.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Elements||16|
|Number of Lens Groups||13|
|Optical Zoom ||15.00||65.98||4|
|Max Aperture ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Wide ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Tele ||6.3||11.21||34|
|Focal Length Wide ||18 (or 27 in full frame equiv.)||69.09||26|
|Focal Length Tele ||270 (or 405 in full frame equiv.)||85.34||7|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.5m||92.99||37|
|Aperture Blades ||7||19.35||9|
|Autofocus Motor ||SDM|
|Sensor Format ||APS-C|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Superzoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||No|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||62mm|
|Included Accessories||Lens hood, Lens cap, Mount cover|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Pentax K (DA)|
|UK Price ||£504.00 at Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link)|
£599.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)
|US Price ||$606.89 at Amazon.com (affiliate link)||45.86||151|
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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