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Pentax HD DA 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Manufacturer Pentax
Model HD DA 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 16 - 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 83 - 19 o
Closest focusing distance 0.35 m
Maximum magnification 0.26
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Pentax K
Dimensions 94 x 78 mm
Weight 488 g
Additional information Premier: 30.10.2014
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.25 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. mgvh
    mgvh 25 September 2021, 04:07
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    IP 73.175.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not the fastest lens; bit weaker on the long end; acceptable but not great at borders

    Pros: Well-built, weather-sealed, focuses quickly, not too large, great focal range

    Summary: My favorite all-around lens.

  2. mgvh
    mgvh 12 December 2020, 04:55
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    IP 73.130.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 440
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: The main con I have is that it is f5.6 at the long end. That\'s not terrible considering you need to stop down a bit at 85mm to get any DOF. At the wide end, it\'s really better at f5.6-8

    Pros: Solid, well built lens with weather resistance 16mm at wide end is noticeable as compared to 18mm lenses At f8, I have outstanding center sharpness and excellent on the edges

    Summary: This is my primary travel lens paired with the Pentax KP. It\'s a relatively small size for a DSLR (though bigger than a mirrorless), and I have been able to get excellent results. I really like the 16-85 range for ~85% of the kind of shots I take

  3. iudex
    iudex 16 June 2016, 09:46
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    IP 78.99.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 630 EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: High price Slow and variable aperture my copy had quality issues (rubber seal was loose)

    Pros: Very useful focal range great sharpness all over the focal range and at all apertures weather sealing fast, silent and acurate autofocus

    Summary: A great walkaround lens, very sharp, ideal for outdoors, where you can enjoy its universal focal range, weather sealing and where slow aperture doesn´t mind. If only was it a bit faster or considerably cheaper.

  4. Harry Pentax
    Harry Pentax 1 March 2015, 09:41
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    IP 59.101.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 829
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Cost

    Pros: Even resolution across the frame, WR, HD Coating, DC - fast focus. Exceptional IQ above 30mm - good below

    Summary: Very good kit lens to marry with the hi quality APS dslr's as is made by Pentax

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