Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-09-2015, 07:46 AM - 1 Like   #1
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,621
HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE

QuoteQuote:
Ricoh Imaging announces the "HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE" on February 10. Specifications as follows.

- Lens arrangement 11 sheets group 8. Use the anomalous dispersion lens and aspherical lens
- HD coating
- Quick Shift Focus
- Adopt a retractable mechanism
- Total length 41mm
- Drip-proof structure. Sealing 9 places
- The SP coating on the front
- DC motor
- Circular aperture
- Supplied hood can be accommodated while wearing

New standard zoom for K mount, in thin zoom employing a retractable mechanism, It seems good usability is because drip-proof structure has also been adopted. Operating noise of the AF was concern of the current kit zoom also, is likely to be expected to improve the adoption of DC motor.

In addition, this lens Please note that specification is different from the of the kit lens "smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE".
Google Translate



02-09-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
ZeljkoS's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Banja Luka
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 291
Kit lens with HD coating and silent DC focus motor? Can't wait to see some sample photos. About time to replace the 18-55 kit
02-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #3
Junior Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 46
Lens arrangement 11 sheets group 8 -> Same as the old 18-55... Hm...
02-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #4
Pentaxian
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,439
Well, they had to up their game to the level of others. The miniscule size looks like a winner!

02-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #5
Senior Member
mythguy9's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Photos: Albums
Posts: 274
if it is the new kit zoom for future Pentax cameras then it means Pentax is still hanging onto its small form factor design.
02-09-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by ZeljkoS Quote
Kit lens with HD coating and silent DC focus motor? Can't wait to see some sample photos. About time to replace the 18-55 kit
Not exactly the kit lens as this version is the stand-alone version and is called a "Standard Zoon". The one in the kit is a DA-L and it has slightly different specs.
02-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #7
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,621
Original Poster
It is shorter than the DA35mm F2.4 by 4mm.
02-09-2015, 08:08 AM   #8
Pentaxian
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,439
QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Not exactly the kit lens as this version is the stand-alone version and is called a "Standard Zoon". The one in the kit is a DA-L and it has slightly different specs.
My guess is that Pentax will sell these as an "improved kit" like Canon been doing with multiple kit choices.

02-09-2015, 08:09 AM   #9
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 2,142
Wait wait wait
Am I reading this right? There's a SMC-coated DAL version and a HD DA version?
02-09-2015, 08:10 AM   #10
Pentaxian
Mistral75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Paris
Posts: 2,781
QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
Wait wait wait
Am I reading this right? There's a SMC-coated DAL version and a HD DA version?
The answer is yes.
02-09-2015, 08:12 AM   #11
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,621
Original Poster
Yes there is. The SMC version is the Kit lens, the HD version is sold separately. (But i'm sure there will be kit's with it).
02-09-2015, 08:13 AM - 1 Like   #12
Pentaxian
seventysixersfan's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,702
I'm really looking forward to the tests and price but this looks like it will be an excellent compact addition to my kit! A modern-day F 35-70? Hopefully the optical performance is close...
02-09-2015, 08:14 AM - 1 Like   #13
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,737
This must be one of the most important Pentax lens released in many years.
But most importantly, it's a HD lens with green ring!
02-09-2015, 08:19 AM   #14
Junior Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 46
Will the DA also have a plastic bayonet?!?
02-09-2015, 08:34 AM   #15
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
QuoteOriginally posted by jedie Quote
Will the DA also have a plastic bayonet?!?
Likely but no way to know for certain yet.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
18-50mm, 50-200mm, blades, bokeh, camera, dc, f/5.6, f4-5.6, f4-5.6 dc wr, flickr, hd, hd pentax-da 18-50mm, hood, k-s2, kit, lens, lenses, pentax news, pentax rumors, pentax-da, pentax-da 18-50mm f4-5.6, photo, strings, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR: A Closer Look Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 10 09-16-2014 08:22 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC DA 18-135 mm F/3.5-5.6 DC WR Lens jmsjames Sold Items 2 01-13-2014 09:47 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR tele_pathic Sold Items 2 08-12-2013 04:44 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:24 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top