Lenses -> Pentax 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens
The Pentax 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR weather resistant lens features a newly designed, simplified weather-resistant construction. This zoom lens offers excellent reliability even in rain, fog and mist. The Pentax 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens is a standard zoom lens which covers focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 84.5mm moderate telephoto (in the 35mm format). Incorporating a high-performance aspherical ( AL) optical element and a super-low-dispersion glass optical element in its optics, it assures outstanding image resolution and remarkable brightness, even at the edges, while effectively compensating various aberrations.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||8|
|Number of Lens Elements||11|
|Optical Zoom ||3.06||9.71||44|
|Max Aperture ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Wide ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Tele ||5.6||16.74||32|
|Focal Length Wide ||18 (or 27 in full frame equiv.)||69.09||26|
|Focal Length Tele ||55 (or 82.5 in full frame equiv.)||53.36||41|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Magnification Ratio ||0.34x||5.86||13|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.3m||95.85||23|
|Aperture Blades ||6||16.13||10|
|Sensor Format ||APS-C|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Standard Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||Yes|
|MF switch ||Yes|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||52mm|
|Included Accessories||Lens hood|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Pentax K (DA)|
|UK Price ||£159.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)||73.00||28|
* - 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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