Built for the road
Everyone needs a lens like this in their kit one that can weather the elements and get you crisp images wherever your subject takes you. The Pentax DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED/AL is the one lens you'll need when you're not sure what's next a dramatic landscape, a child's face out on the playground or a drenching rainstorm. With weather-resistant, dust-resistant construction, this lens is the perfect companion to the Pentax K-5 weather-resistant digital SLR. Between the two, you'll have a combo that's built for bringing home the elusive shot under challenging circumstances.
Plus, this lens isn't just rugged it's got optical talents as well. A fixed aperture of f/2.8 means it's ready for low-light opportunities. Extra-low dispersion and aspherical glass elements, plus special Pentax coatings, make your images as sharp and artifact-free as they can be. And the supersonic-motor autofocus is quiet, responsive, and accurate.