This is a standard zoom lens that has a focal length equivalent to 27.5mm to 84.5mm in 35mm film format.
The Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras. Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general situations. This lens is weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions, and has a great wide angle capability with a standard 3x zoom range.
This lens uses a simple drip-proof construction for preventing water from getting inside the lens. Combined with PENTAX digital SLR cameras also using a drip-proof construction enables use in rainy or foggy conditions, or other locations exposed to water for enhanced durability and reliability.
A SP (super protect) coating made by depositing a special fluorine substance on the lens front surface is used for repelling water and oils and also enabling the easy removal of fingerprints, cosmetics, and other oils adhering to the lens.
In this design, the lens coating, curvature, arrangement, and other details were optimized for digital image characteristics to minimize ghosting and flare and maximize performance from PENTAX digital SLR cameras. Also, the image circle is tailored specifically to the size of the imaging elements for allowing a compact, lightweight body size with high cost performance.
The Quick-Shift Focus System is used to enable manual focus operation after focusing by AF without any switching operation.
Uses high-reliability metal lens mount. Includes hood with PL filter operation window.
Focal length (Equivalent to 35mm format)
Angle of View
11 elements / 8 groups
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
Diameter x length
68.5 x 67.5 mm
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