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Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW Lens

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As a key addition to the next-generation Star series, the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW Lens stands to mirror the super-high-performance digital cameras of the not so distant future. Consisting of a fully redesigned optical composition, you are afforded high-resolution, high-contrast imagery throughout the full aperture range. A first for a lens with this large aperture, the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 utilises a smart PLM (Pulse Motor) to level-up the AF system. Thus, ensuring a fast and near-silent autofocus operation, as well as smooth focusing tracking and exposure control when shooting video. For those who prefer a more tactile optical experience, Pentax promise a more concise manual-focus operation with optimised focus-ring torque. Proudly wearing the badge of an AW (All Weather) lens, the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW is incredibly durable, fully weather-resistant, and ready to face the elements.

Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Key Features:

  • Compatible with K-mount APS-C-format DSLR systems
  • Suited to everyday, close-up, and landscape photographic disciplines
  • Capable of producing high-end video content
  • Tailored to shooting in variable lighting conditions
  • Fixed max aperture at f2.8 over entire focal range
  • Capacity for exceptionally high resolving power and contrast
  • Implements a pleasing bokeh and true-to-life depth of field
  • Fast-action AF system with minimum focus distance of 0.3m
  • PLM (Pulse Motor) ensures smooth focus tracking and exposure control
  • Advanced PLM system promises a smooth, quick, and near-silent AF operation
  • Concise manual-focus operation with optimised focus-ring torque
  • Utilises 1 ED element, 1 anomalous element, and 2 ED aspherical elements
  • High-grade, multi-layered HD coating actively minimises flare and ghost images
  • Integrated KAF4 mount with electromagnetic diaphragm control compatibility
  • Defined as an AW (All Weather), durable, and weather-resistant lens

Expanded Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Key Features:

Reach for the Star-series

The Pentax Star-series has one clear objective; to provide powerful optical tools that can accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the future. This specific standard zoom lens delivers sharp, colour-accurate images throughout the entire frame. You are afforded one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element, one anomalous glass element, and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) aspherical glass elements to actively reduce chromatic aberrations over the entire zoom range. This is further backed up by a high-grade, multi-layered HD coating to effectively minimise flare and ghost images.

This lens also has the capacity to produce a smooth and aesthetically pleasing bokeh effect, in addition to a true-to-life depth of field. With a fixed maximum aperture at f2.8 over the entire focal range (16 - 50 mm), this large-aperture zoom lens is a perfect companion for the ever-popular Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body.

Lightning-Fast AF System

To further its future-proof designation, the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW implements a newly designed optical system which centres around a lighter, more compact focus-lens group. The PLM (Pulse Motor) is then able to drive this focus-lens group to guarantee a smooth, high-speed autofocus system with near-silent operation. In turn, this provides an incredibly small minimum focusing distance of just 0.3 m, in conjunction to the maximum magnification of 0.24x. In short, the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW stands as a reliable everyday lens for capturing a wide range of subjects within varying photographic disciplines. These include close-up photography, landscape photography, and urban/cityscape photography.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Control

Another impressive feature of this zoom lens is that it features an intuitive electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism. This ensures pin-point exposure control when used in combination with compatible digital SLR camera systems. When capturing video, this lens is incredibly well suited to shooting in variable lighting conditions because of the automatic exposure control. For example, a stage with ever-changing lighting setups, wooded areas where the sun is filtering through the trees, or with fast-moving subjects such as athletes or animals.

The Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW further integrates a KAF4 mount that is vital in the operation of its electromagnetic diaphragm control. This is only accessible for the following Pentax camera systems when paired with this 16-50mm lens; including the Pentax K-3 Mark III, Pentax K-3 II, Pentax K-3, Pentax KP, Pentax K-70, Pentax K-50, Pentax K-S2, Pentax K-S1, Pentax K-1 Mark II or Pentax K-1 camera bodies.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm f2.8 ED PLM AW Lens
  • 1 x Lens Hood PH-RBN77
  • 1 x Lens Cap O-LC77
  • 1 x Lens Mount Cap K
  • 1 x Lens Case S120-150

FAQs:

Which Pentax camera system is this 16-50mm best suited to?

This 16-50mm lens is incredibly well suited to the Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body.

In what types of shooting environments does the Pentax-DA* HD 16-50mm lens thrive?

When shooting video, this lens is incredibly well suited to shooting in variable lighting conditions. For example, a stage with ever-changing lighting setups, wooded areas where the sun is filtering through the trees, or with fast-moving subjects such as athletes or animals.

Which Pentax camera systems have the capacity for electromagnetic diaphragm control?

The following Pentax camera systems are capable of electromagnetic diaphragm control when paired with this 16-50mm lens; including the Pentax K-3 Mark III, Pentax K-3 II, Pentax K-3, Pentax KP, Pentax K-70, Pentax K-50, Pentax K-S2, Pentax K-S1, Pentax K-1 Mark II or Pentax K-1 camera bodies.

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Product Specification

Angle Of View 83°–31.5°
Aperture Blades 9
Autofocus Motor PLM
Colour Black
Filter Thread [mm] 77
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 50.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 16.0
Hood Model PH-RBN77 (included)
Image Stabilisation No
Included Accessories Lens hood PH-RBN77, Lens Cap O-LC77, Lewsn Mount Cap K, Lens Cas S120-150
Lens Elements 16
Lens Groups 10
Lens Mount Pentax K
Lens Type Standard Zoom
Max Aperture ~ Tele 2.8
Max Aperture ~ Wide 2.8
Maximum Format Size APS-C
Minimum Aperture 22
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.30
Size 117mm x 84mm
Weight [g] 712.00
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