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Compare Pentax DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 vs Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 vs Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8

Reviews

Neo score
50%
40%
40%
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Weather-sealed
  • Solid build quality
  • Superb image quality
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very nice construction
  • Well priced
Cons
  • Not the best image quality
  • Not the best build from Pentax
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Exterior designed like a 1990's lens
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Expensive for APS-C
  • Large and heavy

Price

MSRP
600 USD
1300 USD
1700 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades, Rounded aperture
9 blades
9 blades, Rounded (f/2.8-5.6)
Colors
Black
Black
Black or Silver
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
16 elements
19 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
10 groups
16 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
HD, Super Protect coatings groups
ED + anomalous glass + aspherical elements, HD coating groups
HD, AB, Super Protect coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
78 mm / 3.07 in
84 mm / 3.31 in
92 mm / 3.62 in
Size | Length
94 mm / 3.70 in
117 mm / 4.61 in
203 mm / 7.99 in
Weight
488 g / 17.24 oz
712 g / 25.16 oz
1755 g / 62.01 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 19.3° Diagonal | 16.1° Horizontal | 10.8° Vertical (tele)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 32.2° Diagonal | 27.0° Horizontal | 18.2° Vertical (tele)
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/22–38
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
16 mm ~ 85 mm
16 mm ~ 50 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24.0 mm ~ 127.5 mm
24.0 mm ~ 75.0 mm
Focus Type
Extending front
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.26x
0.24x
0.13x
Min Focus Distance
350 mm / 13.78 in
300 mm / 11.81 in
1200 mm / 47.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PR-RBA72 (supplied)
Lens Hood: PH-RBN77 (sold separately)
Lens Hood: PH-RBM77 (supplied)
Debut
2014-10-29
2021-07-14
2015-02-04
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