This standard zoom lens has been developed as a compact, easy-to-use everyday lens that meets user demand for a downsized, high-resolution digital SLR imaging system. Thanks to its retractable mechanism --- employed for the first time in the PENTAX K-mount lens system --- it provides the world's shortest length in the stored position: just 41 millimeters. * Despite its ultra-compact design that assures outstanding portability, it also features the PENTAX-original HD Coating, super-low dispersion glass elements and aspherical elements to effectively compensate various aberrations for sharp, high-contrast, well-balanced images. Its built-in DC motor assures smooth, quiet autofocus operation, while its weather-resistant body makes it extremely dependable and durable in demanding outdoor conditions.
Quick-Shift Focus System
This lens is equipped with the PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus System, which allows the user to instantly switch to manual-focus operation, even when the camera's AF system is in operation.
- SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front surface of the lens to effectively repel water and grease
- Smooth, quiet autofocus operation, driven by the built-in DC motor
- Rounded diaphragm to produce a smooth, beautiful bokeh (defocused) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
- Low-profile lens hood (included),designed for easy carrying without the need to remove it from the lens for storage
- Filter: 58mm