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Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Weather-resistant telephoto zoom lens for Pentax K-mount digital SLRs

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Item #: 815DA18135
 

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Master of reunion ceremonies

Here's a lens that will take you from the reunion group shot to a tight shot of the family water-skier's face — taken amidst the spray at the back of the boat. The zoom range is an impressive 7.5X, so you'll have options no matter the venue. 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. 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 DC (direct current) motor autofocus is quiet, responsive, and accurate.

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Highlights:

  • Pentax KAF3 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED/AL telephoto zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 27.5-207mm
  • compatible with Pentax K-mount digital SLR and hybrid cameras, especially the weather-resistant Pentax K-5
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) and aspherical glass lens elements correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality and sharpness
  • tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction enhances durability for use in both rainy and dusty conditions
  • direct-current motor autofocus system is smooth, quiet and fast
  • constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups
  • minimum focus distance: 15-3/4"
  • minimum aperture: f/22 -f/38
  • filter size: 62mm
  • lens is 3" long, 2-5/16" in diameter
  • weight: 14.3 ounces
  • supplied accessories: front and rear lens caps, lens hood
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
General
Brand Compatibility
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Pentax
Image Stabilization
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No
Focal Length
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18-135mm
Maximum Aperture
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F3.5 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Weight
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14.3 ounces
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED lens (with front and rear lens caps attached)
  • PH-RBC 62mm lens hood (installed)
  • Operating Manual
  • Notification of Change in Company Name sheet
  • Pentax Worldwide Service Network sheet
  • Serial Number Card

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Features

Overview: The smc Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR is a 7.5x telephoto zoom lens for Pentax D-SLR and interchangeable lens cameras. The extended 7.5x zoom range is ideal for a wide range of shooting conditions. It is weather-resistant for shooting in damp, inclement conditions.

Lens Mount: The lens has a KAF3-mount, and can fit Pentax D-SLR and interchangeable lens cameras with KAF, KAF2 and KAF3 mounts. This includes the Pentax K-5 and K-01 cameras.

Built-in Motor: The DA 18-135mm lens features a built-in direct current (DC) motor to give you quick, quiet autofocus operation.

Quick Shift Focus: The Quick Shift Focusing System allows for instant switching from Auto to Manual focus. If focus is set to Auto, you can focus manually after autofocus is achieved by manually turning the focusing ring. This can be done without changing the focus mode to Manual.

Lens Hood: The lens kit includes the PH-RBC 62mm lens hood to keep unwanted light out of the lens, and protect the front of the lens. It has a PL filter window which can be opened for facilitate the manipulation of the circular polarizing filter when the lens hood is attached. The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens for storage. When installed, the hood adds approximately 1-1/2" to the overall length of the lens.

ED Glass: The Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and a hybrid aspherical lens element offer superior sharpness with minimum chromatic and spherical aberration.

Super Protect: The Pentax-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water, and grease to help keep the lens clean.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 18-135mm
  • 35mm Equivalent: 27.5-207mm
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Mount Type: KAF3-mount
  • Maximum Aperture: F3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: F22-38
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.24x
  • Angle of View: 76°-11.9°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.31' (15.72")
  • Lens Hood: PH-RBC 62mm (included)
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.865"
    • Length: 3.438" (3.883" w/caps)
    • Weight: 14.3 ounces (15.1 oz. w/lens hood)
 
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5 out of 5

Great Lens--Why Discontinue???

Written By D, Idaho on Friday, September 06, 2013
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This lens is, as most reviewers note, the ideal zoom range, weight, and weather resistance. It is also very, very sharp--surprisingly so! Most of my photography is landscapes, and I find this to be the ideal lens for lightweight carrying, excellent sharpness, and color rendition. And it is a bargain too!
Pros:
Weather sealing. Lightweight. Sharpness. Focus speed. Easy to carry.
Cons:
None--except discontinued: WHY?!
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4 out of 5

Decent glass

Written By JohnnyK, Irvine, CA on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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To be fair I am an amateur and this is my first zoom lens for my new K-5 iis. I used this lens - among other events - for a indoor recital and a camping tip. The indoor recital was a great test because of the low light condition but I think much of the credit goes to the camera. As for the camping trip it produced respectable pictures, if nothing spectacular - which I could blame myself instead :)
Pros:
The best thing with this is it being weather resistant. I took the camera (also WR) on a camping trip and the weather went from warm to very cold (40 F) with rain and wind. Had it not a WR camera + lens I would be too worried to pull it out on the last day
Cons:
It does its job but nothing 'jumps out' as amazing. However, for comparison, I have a 35mm prime lens and it produced some real amazing portraits.
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5 out of 5

Pentax k-30

Written By chaslo, Arkansas on Friday, March 01, 2013
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I was very happy and excited when I ordered my new camera. I am more excited and happy now that I have received the camera and using it. Thanks to the Norman and the Crutchfield Team.
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