Pentax 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 DA AL II

Its SQF tests were excellent, and distortion and macro performance very strong. Vignetting, not so much. It has an unusual lens shade with a window to let you poke a finger in to adjust a filter.

Standout Spec: Macro performance. At 9.3-inch close focusing, magnification was a tight 1:2.6 at 55mm.

Product Specifications

Lens Type: Zoom
Compatibility: Digital Only
Range: Wide Angle, Normal
Mount: Pentax
Auto Focus: Yes
Full-Time Manual Focus Override: Yes
Silent AF: No
Zoom: Yes
Minimum Focal Length: 18 mm
Maximum Focal Length: 55 mm
Fastest Aperture: f/3.5
Slowest Aperture: f/22.0
Image Stabilization: No
Elements: 11
Groups: 8
Filter Size: 52 mm
Length: 2.7 inches
Weight: 8.1 ounces
Price: $119.00
Tripod Collar: No
Included Case: No
Macro: No
Tilt/Shift: No
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