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Pentax HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW APS-C Lens (2021)

MSRP 1300 USDNeoscore 40%

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Product Overview

Pentax HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW is a standard zoom lens for Pentax K-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Pentax in 2021, it has 16 elements in 10 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW is externally-zooming. For incremental weathers, Pentax is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A standard zoom lens with relatively bright maximum aperture, the HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW can be a key piece in a photographer's arsenal, though some may prefer prime lenses in this focal range.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 40% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Exterior designed like a 1990's lens
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Expensive for APS-C

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED + anomalous glass + aspherical elements, HD coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
84 mm / 3.31 in
Size | Length
117 mm / 4.61 in
Weight
712 g / 25.16 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 32.2° Diagonal | 27.0° Horizontal | 18.2° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
16 mm ~ 50 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24.0 mm ~ 75.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.24x
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBN77 (sold separately)
Debut
2021-07-14

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