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Pentax smc DA 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II

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Manufacturer Pentax
Model smc DA 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76 - 29 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 1:2.9
Minimum aperture 38
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Pentax K
Dimensions 68 x 67.5 mm
Weight 220 g
Additional information Anounced: Jan 2008
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.33 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. marc
    marc 27 June 2013, 13:07
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    IP 2.174.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: included
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: not so sharp in the corners at 18mm

    Pros: very fine colours, very sharp and very small chromatic aberration

    Summary: tip from my father.I don't regret ownership,use it with K5,really best results for a kit lens

  2. joe
    joe 27 June 2013, 12:50
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    IP 2.174.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 70
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: some distorsions

    Pros: very sharp stopped a few down, with kx no chromatic aberrations

    Summary: very nice lens

  3. Vitaliy
    Vitaliy 12 April 2011, 08:01
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    IP 62.80.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: Has got al
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: On an open aperture F3,5 along the edges of the image not so sharp.

    Pros: Yes to a aperture 5,6 and to 11 already very sharp as a diarrhea :-). Good colors, very fast auto focus. Perfectly collected design of a lens as for a budgetary zoom.

    Summary: Excellent inexpensive regular a zoom the lens, is very good for travel, it is possible to remove almost all. Inexpensive.

  4. Marco
    Marco 13 September 2010, 16:50
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    IP 193.132.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: £120
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: distortion, slow autofocus and could hunt for a while in poor light

    Pros: cheap, excellent value for money, ok construction, lens hood comes with lens (and has a window to adjust the polariser without having to take it off

    Summary: Overall a bargain if upgrading from film and missing the wide anlge

  5. Arnold
    Arnold 19 February 2010, 15:59
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    IP 134.100.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 55 Euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not a fast lens. Some noticable distortions, especially at 18mm.

    Pros: Small, lightweight, cheap, surprisingly good image quality. Very easy to use

    Summary: The perfect cheap but good lens to start with.