Pentax Announces 18-250mm DA Lens

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In a move sure to appeal to consumers who like to use digital SLRs but don’t like to carry a lot of glass, Pentax is announcing the smc Pentax DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3ED AL lens. The lens provides an approximate 14x optical zoom (equivalent to a 27.5 – 383mm lens on a 35mm camera), so can cover a wide variety of shooting conditions – from wide angle group portraits to long zoom nature photography. The 18-250mm lens will be available in October for $500.

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  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
  • Angle of view: 76 ~6.5   (when mounted on a Pentax digital SLR camera body)
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7
  • Minimum aperture: F22 ~ F45
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.45m (1.48ft)
  • Filter size: 62mm
  • Maximum magnification: 0.28X
  • Dimensions: 3.0 inch x 3.4 inch
  • Weight: 16.0 oz (455g) (without lens hood)
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