HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens Announced, Available for Pre-order !

HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f 3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens

Ricoh has announced a new zoom lens for Pentax DSLR cameras. This lens is HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens. Its 16 optical elements in 12 groups include one ED element and three aspherical elements. The lens will be available in November for $749.95.

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Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 16–85 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Pentax KAF3
Maximum aperture F3.5 – F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0 – F38.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded aperture
Elements 16
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings HD, Super Protect coatings
Minimum focus 0.35 m (13.78″)
Maximum magnification 0.26×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 488 g (1.08 lb)
Diameter 78 mm (3.07″)
Length 94 mm (3.7″)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code PR-RBA72
Tripod collar No