This simple, inexpensive telezoom has an added bonus: it's weather-resistant, a first for a kit long lens. Manual focusing rotates 200 degrees for extra-fine precision, but the AF is annoyingly whiny.
Pentax calls this $215 optic a kit lens, even though it’s not currently bundled with any DSLR body. (We bet that this fall we’ll see a dual-lens package with this and the 18–55mm WR zoom, if only from mail-order dealers.) It’s the first kit telezoom that’s weather-resistant, thanks to six O-rings and gaskets surrounding the front element, lensmount, and zoom and focusing rings.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||200 mm|