HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 ED PLM AW

Standard zoom lens • Digital era

HD High Definition Coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.
* Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.
DA Autofocus lens optimized for Pentax digital SLR cameras.
ED The lens incorporates low dispersion elements.
PLM The lens is equipped with Pulse Motor.
AW Dust-proof and water-resistant lens.

Model history ⋅ モデル履歴

HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 ED PLM AWAPS-CA16 - 100.3mE77 2021 
smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDMAPS-CA15 - 120.3mE77 2007 

Pentax K-50

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 2013
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.7 × 15.7mm - 1.52x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 4928 × 3264 - 16 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-3

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: October ⋅ 10月 2013
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6016 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-S1

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2014
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5472 × 3648 - 20 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-S2

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2015
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5472 × 3648 - 20 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-3 II

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 2015
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6016 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-70

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 2016
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax KP

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: January ⋅ 1月 2017
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.5 × 15.6mm - 1.53x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6016 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Pentax K-3 III

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: March ⋅ 行進 2021
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 23.3 × 15.5mm - 1.55x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6192 × 4128 - 26 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: Yes ⋅ はい

Designed for ⋅ のために設計された

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Compatibility ⋅ 互換性

  • EMD lenses are not compatible with Pentax *ist series, K-5, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-30, K-500, K-7, K-m (K-2000), K-r, K-x, K100D, K100D Super, K110D, K200D, K10D, K20D digital SLR cameras, Pentax K-01 mirrorless digital camera, Samsung GX series digital SLR cameras.

Features highlight ⋅ 機能のハイライト

APS-C
Constant F/2.8
ASPH
IF
STM
QFS
DP/WR
SP

Specification ⋅ 仕様

Production status and name ⋅ 生産状況と名称
Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 2021
Production status ⋅ 生産状況: In production ⋅ 生産中
Original name ⋅ 元の名前: HD PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED PLM AW
Optical design ⋅ 光学設計
Maximum format ⋅ 最大フォーマット: APS-C
Mount ⋅ マウント: Pentax K
Diagonal angle of view ⋅ 対角画角: 82.9°-31.6° (Pentax K APS-C)
Lens construction ⋅ レンズ構造: 16 elements ⋅ 要素 - 10 groups ⋅ グループ
4 ASPH, 3 ED, 1 AD
Diaphragm mechanism ⋅ ダイヤフラムメカニズム
Diaphragm control system ⋅ ダイヤフラム制御システム: Electromagnetic ⋅ 電磁
Number of blades ⋅ 絞り羽根の数: 9
Zooming ⋅ ズーミング
Zooming method ⋅ ズーム方法: Rotary ⋅ ロータリー
Zoom type ⋅ ズームタイプ: Extends while zooming ⋅ ズームしながら伸びる
Focusing ⋅ フォーカシング
Closest focusing distance ⋅ 最短撮影距離: 0.3m
Maximum magnification ratio ⋅ 最大倍率: 1:4.17 @ 50mm at the closest focusing distance ⋅ 最寄りの距離で
Focusing method ⋅ フォーカシング方法: Internal focusing (IF) ⋅ 内部フォーカシング
Focusing modes ⋅ フォーカシングモード: Autofocus, manual focus ⋅ オートフォーカス、マニュアルフォーカス
Manual focus control ⋅ マニュアルフォーカス制御: Focusing ring ⋅ フォーカシングリング
Autofocus motor ⋅ オートフォーカスモーター: Stepping motor (Lead screw-type)
Focus mode selector ⋅ フォーカスモードセレクター: AF/MF
Quick-Shift Focus System (QFS): Yes ⋅ はい
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正
Shake Reduction (SR): -
Physical characteristics ⋅ 体格的特徴
Weight ⋅ 重量: 712g
Maximum diameter x Length ⋅ 最大直径x長さ: ⌀84×117mm
Weather sealing ⋅ ウェザーシーリング: Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel ⋅ 防塵・防水バレル
Super Protect (SP) coating: Front element ⋅ フロントエレメント
Accessories ⋅ 付属品
Filters ⋅ フィルタ: Screw-type ⋅ ネジ式 77mm
Lens hood ⋅ レンズフード: Bayonet-type ⋅ バヨネットタイプ PH-RBN77 (petal-shaped ⋅ 花びらの形)
  • Toggle description in Japanese

    メーカーの説明

    周辺部までの高コントラスト高解像性能と、極限まで諸収差を抑え、クリアな描写の新世代★(スター)レンズ

    理想の画質を追求した新世代の「★(スター)」レンズとして、今後もカメラ本体がさらなる進化を遂げることを想定した大口径標準ズームレンズ。新規に設計された光学系はコントラストと解像力の大幅な向上を実現し、さらに極限まで諸収差を補正。画面中心から周辺部までシャープでクリアな高い描写力を実現しています。加えてEDガラスを1枚、EDガラス非球面レンズを2枚、異常低分散ガラスを1枚採用することでズーム全域の色収差を効果的に抑制しています。

    さらに、新設計のズーム光学系は、フォーカスレンズ群の小型軽量化を実現し、最新のPLM(Pulse Motor)で駆動することで高速かつ静粛性にも優れた滑らかなオートフォーカスを実現しています。また、フォーカス方式の工夫により最短撮影距離0.3m、撮像倍率0.24倍を実現。日常のスナップから接写、風景など常用レンズとしてさまざまな撮影に適しています。

    理想の画質を追求した新世代の★(スター)レンズ

    今後カメラ本体がさらなる進化を遂げることを想定し、特に解像力の大幅な向上を実現した新世代の「★(スター)」レンズとして極限まで諸収差を補正し、中心から周辺までシャープでクリアな高い描写力を実現しています。絞り開放から極めて高いコントラストと解像性能が得られ、大きく自然なボケと相まって立体感のある描写を得られます。加えてPLMの採用によりオートフォーカスの速度と精度も大幅に向上しています。大口径F2.8でありながらAPS-Cサイズ一眼レフカメラ専用レンズの機動力を生かし、風景やネイチャー、スナップ、ポートレートなど幅広く、大口径標準ズームレンズとして期待に応えます。

    妥協を許さない光学設計による高い解像性能

    4枚の非球面レンズを含む10群16枚の贅沢なレンズ構成は、中心から周辺部まで絞り開放からクリアでコントラストの高い、優れた描写性能を実現。きわめて高い色収差低減効果が得られるEDガラスを1枚、EDガラス非球面レンズを2枚、異常低分散ガラス1枚を採用することでズーム全域の色収差を抑制しています。また、可視光域における平均反射率を従来比で約50%以下に抑えた高性能マルチコーティング“HDコーティング※1”を採用することで、逆光など光線状態の厳しい撮影条件下でのゴーストやフレアーの発生を効果的に抑えています。

    ※1:「HD」はHigh Definitionの略。

    高速静音AFに優れたPLMを採用

    フォーカスレンズをリードスクリュー直結のPLM(Pulse Motor)で駆動することで、従来製品※2に対して広角側で約2.2倍、望遠側で約1.5倍の高速化※3と静音化を実現しました。また、パワーフォーカスのマニュアルフォーカス操作性も改善し、高精度な距離リングの検知と高い応答性により、距離リングの操作に合わせたスムーズなフォーカスレンズの駆動を可能にしています。

    ※2:当社レンズ「smc PENTAX-DA★16-50mmF2.8ED AL[IF] SDM」に対して

    ※3:ファインダー撮影AF時、AF.S、静止画撮影時、無限遠から0.3m被写体までの駆動において

    動画撮影時の滑らかで高精度な露出制御が可能となる電磁絞りを採用

    KAF4マウント対応機種に装着してご使用いただくと、静止画撮影だけでなく動画モードにおいても滑らかで高精度な露出制御が可能となります。

    これにより、動画撮影時に大きな明るさの変化があっても自然な自動露出をおこなうことができ、さらに、一部の対応機種※4ではPLM(Pules Motor)の採用と相まって、滑らかなピント追従と露出制御をしつつ、動画にフォーカス駆動音や絞り動作音が入りづらくなっています。ステージや木漏れ日の差す森の中など明るさの変化が大きな場所や、人物や動物など動きのある被写体において、スムーズな動画撮影が可能です。

    ※4:KAF4マウント対応機種

    防塵・防滴構造

    レンズ内部に水滴や埃などが入りにくい防塵・防滴構造の“AW(All Weather)”タイプとして、全体の9ヶ所にシーリングを施しています。防塵・防滴構造を採用した当社デジタル一眼ボディと組み合わせることで、雨天や霧の中、水しぶきのかかる場所などでの耐久性、信頼性の向上を実現しています。

    その他

    1.点光源撮影時の光芒を抑え、柔らかなボケを実現する9枚円形絞りを採用

    2.レンズ前面に、汚れに強いSP(Super Protect)コーティングを採用

    3.オートフォーカスモードでシャッターボタンを半押ししたまま切り替え操作なくマニュアルでピント合わせが常時可能な“クイックシフト・フォーカス・システム(Quick-Shift Focus System)”搭載

Manufacturer description #1

Ricoh announces HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW for K-mount digital SLR cameras

Large-aperture standard zoom lens is latest addition to new generation, high-performance PENTAX Star series

PARSIPPANY, NJ, July 14, 2021 - Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens, the latest addition to the new generation PENTAX Star (★) lens series. Designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, Star-series lenses boast the highest imaging performance of all PENTAX lens lineups. This large-aperture standard zoom lens features an open aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance and is an ideal regular-use lens for the recently announced PENTAX K-3 Mark III.

The HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens incorporates a newly designed optical system and—for the first time in a large-aperture PENTAX lens—an advanced pulse motor (PLM) to assure smooth, high-speed, high-precision autofocus (AF) operation with minimized noise. The lens has been fine-tuned for greater operability in manual-focus operation and includes a quick-shift focus system to provide an instant shift from AF to manual. It provides a minimum focusing distance of just under 12 inches and a maximum magnification of 0.24x. This new standard zoom lens allows users to fully enjoy the process of photography according to their own preferences and can be used in a variety of applications including landscape, snapshots and portraits.

The HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens also features an electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism to assure high precision exposure control and smooth focus tracking when used in combination with compatible digital SLR cameras. The mechanism also enables the capture of video clips using automatic exposure control, even when there are considerable differences in brightness when shooting.

The lens has been designed to provide sharp, clear images free of flare and ghost images, even under demanding conditions like backlight. It features a nine-blade circular diaphragm to produce a natural, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect even at open aperture. It has been treated with the PENTAX-original HD coating, which assures much higher light transmittance than conventional multi-layer coatings.

The new AW (All Weather) lens features dustproof, weather-resistant construction to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens barrel. When paired with a dustproof, weather- resistant PENTAX digital SLR camera body, it assures a durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting settings — even in rain or mist, or at locations prone to water splashes or spray.

Main Features of the new HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW

New-generation Star-series lens, designed for optimal image quality

The latest addition to the new-generation Star-series lenses — which provides the greatly improved resolving power that will accommodate the super-high-performance digital cameras of the future — this standard zoom lens compensates various aberrations to a minimum and delivers sharp, clear images, not only in the middle of the image field but at the edges. Incorporating one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element, one anomalous glass optical element and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) aspherical glass optical elements, it effectively reduces chromatic aberration to a minimum over the entire zoom range. Coupled with high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating,* which reduces the average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum to less than 50% that of conventional multi-layer coatings, it effectively minimizes flare and ghost images even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting.

This standard zoom lens delivers exceptionally high resolving power and outstanding contrast even at open aperture, while capturing beautiful images with a smooth transition of the bokeh (defocus) effect and a true-to-life depth of field. Since its maximum aperture is fixed at F2.8 over the entire focal-length range from 16 to 50 millimeters (equivalent to 24.5mm to 76.5mm in 35mm format), this large-aperture zoom lens makes it an ideal regular-use lens for the PENTAX K-3 Mark III.

* HD stands for High Definition.

High-speed AF system with a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 meters

This zoom lens incorporates a newly designed optical system which features a lighter, more compact focus-lens group. By driving this focus-lens group with an advanced PLM (Pulse Motor), it assures smooth, high-speed autofocus operation with minimized operational noise. Thanks to the redesigned focus mechanism, it provides the minimum focusing distance of just 0.3 meters, and the maximum magnification of 0.24 times, making this a versatile, regular-use lens for capturing all types of subjects — from everyday snapshots to close-ups and landscapes.

Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for high-precision diaphragm control

This zoom lens features an electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism* to assure high- precision exposure control when used in combination with compatible digital SLR cameras. It also lets the user capture video clips using automatic exposure control, even when there are considerable differences in brightness during the video shooting. When mounted on a PENTAX K-3 Mark III, PENTAX KP or PENTAX K-70 camera body, the PLM (Pulse Motor) assures smooth focus tracking operation and flawless exposure control, while considerably reducing annoying noise generated by focus and diaphragm control operations during video shooting. It assures smooth, worry-free video shooting in locations prone to considerable brightness changes — such as a stage with rapidly changing lighting conditions, or a forest with filtering sunrays — or with active, fast-moving subjects such as athletes or animals.

Dustproof, weather-resistant construction

Developed as an AW (All Weather) model, this zoom lens features a dustproof, weather- resistant construction to prevent the intrusion of water and dust particles into the lens interior. By pairing it with a PENTAX dustproof, weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, the user can create a highly durable, reliable digital imaging system that performs superbly even in the most demanding shooting conditions — in rain or mist, or at locations prone to splashing water.

Manufacturer description #2

With the introduction of the PENTAX K-3 Mark III, RICOH IMAGING has positioned itself as the manufacturer of classic SLR technology. In addition to a correspondingly sophisticated camera technology, the lens technology plays an essential role in the shooting process.

The HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW has been developed under specifications for the new generation of the "Star Series", which perfectly matches the APS-C flagship K-3 Mark III. Lenses in this series deliver the maximum performance in the PENTAX system and stand for:

  • Exceptional image quality
  • Large aperture
  • High-quality workmanship and materials with high robustness

Compared to the smc PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED AL[IF]SDM, the first generation standard zoom lens introduced in July 2007, this lens offers significantly improved imaging performance. And for the first time in a lens with this large aperture, a PLM (Pulse Motor) provides the necessary power in autofocus operation, ensuring fast and quiet autofocus operation. For better operability in manual focusing, it has been specially tuned so that the photographer can enjoy the process of photography entirely according to his or her own preferences.

The new generation of Star series lenses has been designed with future camera bodies in mind, and the increasing demands that will come with them.

With the new HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW, there is a signifi- cant increase in resolving power. In the course of this, it was possible to reduce various aberrations to a minimum in order to obtain a clear image with a natural bokeh effect. At the same time, the high-quality, multi-layer HD coating ensures higher light transmission and high-contrast images with less stray light than before.

By revising the optical design, the weight of the focusing lens group was reduced, which in turn made it possible to use a PLM motor in the first place, which significantly improved the focusing speed.

The universally appreciated weather resistance is achieved by nine sealing rings, as well as the front lens protection provided by the SP coating.

With the fast focusing speed, the high image quality and the elaborate construction, not only the buyers of the current model, the PENTAX K-3 Mark III, but also owners of older cameras of the PENTAX APS-C system are addressed.

Manufacturer description #3

A new-generation Star-series lens, assuring high-contrast, high-resolution imaging even at image edges, and delivering clear, crisp images with minimal aberrations

This large-aperture standard zoom lens is the latest model of the new-generation Star (★) series, which is designed to provide the best possible image quality and accommodate the super-high-performance cameras of the future. Its newly designed optics assures greatly improved contrast and sharpness compared to previous models, while compensating various aberrations to a minimum and delivering sharp, clear images not only in the middle of the image field but at the edges. By incorporating one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element, one anomalous dispersion glass optical element and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) aspherical glass optical elements, it effectively minimizes chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.

The newly designed zoom optics features a lighter, more compact focus-lens group. This focus-lens group is driven by an advanced PLM (Pulse Motor), which assures smooth, high-speed autofocus operation with minimized noise. A redesigned focus mechanism provides a minimum focusing distance of just 0.3 meters and a maximum magnification of 0.24 times, making this a handy lens for capturing all types of subjects — from everyday snapshots to close-ups and landscapes.

A new-generation Star-series lens, perfected in pursuit of the ultimate in image quality

This standard zoom lens is a member of the new-generation Star (★) series, designed to provide the greatly improved resolving power that will be demanded by tomorrow’s super-high-performance cameras. It delivers high-contrast, high-resolution images across the image field, even at open aperture, while producing a smooth, natural bokeh (defocus) effect to assure true-to-life image renditions. The incorporation of a high-performance PLM (Pulse Motor) provides much improved autofocus performance in both speed and precision. Despite the large maximum aperture of F2.8, this standard zoom lens assures outstanding maneuverability and portability — the most distinguished features of lenses exclusively designed for use with APS-C-format digital cameras — to accommodate all types of applications, from scenic and nature photography to snap-shooting and portraiture.

Exceptional resolving power assured by uncompromising optical design

The 10-group, 16-element optical system (including four aspherical optical elements) assures superb resolving power and delivers super-clear, high-contrast images from the middle of the image field to the edges. By incorporating one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element, one anomalous dispersion glass optical element and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) aspherical glass optical elements, it reduces chromatic aberration to a minimum over the entire zoom range. The high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating,* which reduces the average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum to less than 50% that of conventional multi-layer coatings, effectively minimizes flare and ghost images even in demanding lighting conditions such as backlighting.

* HD stands for High Definition.

High-performance PLM for quiet, high-speed autofocus operation

The focus-lens elements are directly driven by a PLM (Pulse Motor), providing much-improved focusing speed (approx. 2.2 times faster in the wide-angle range, or approx. 1.5 times faster in the telephoto range, compared to the smc PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED AL[IF] SDM),* while effectively minimizing noise for quieter operation. Manual-focus operation of the power-assisted focus mechanism has also been upgraded to optimize the precision and response of detecting the focus ring. As the result, the focus-lens elements shift more efficiently and flawlessly in synchronization with focus-ring operation.

* When using AF.S mode for viewfinder shooting of still images, at a distance of 0.3 meters to infinity.

Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism for flawless, high-precision exposure control during video recording

When mounted on a compatible KAF4-mount camera body,* this zoom lens assures flawless, high-precision exposure control, not only in still-image shooting, but also in video recording. Even when there are considerable differences in brightness during video shooting, its electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism allows the user to capture video clips using automatic exposure control. In combination with some compatible cameras,** the PLM (Pulse Motor) assures smooth focus tracking operation and flawless exposure control, while considerably reducing annoying noise generated by focus and diaphragm control operations during video recording. This means smooth, worry-free video shooting in locations prone to considerable brightness changes — such as a stage with rapidly changing lighting conditions, or a forest with filtering sunrays — or with active, fast-moving subjects such as athletes or animals.

Dustproof, weather-resistant construction

This lens features the “All Weather (AW)” construction to prevent the intrusion of dust and water into the lens interior. Pair it with a PENTAX dustproof, weather-resistant digital SLR camera body for creative shooting in rain or mist, or other locations prone to water splashes.

Other features

  • Round-shaped diaphragm to produce a natural, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
  • SP (Super Protect) coating to keep the front surface free of dust and spots
  • Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching from autofocus to manual-focus operation, by holding the shutter-release button halfway down and turning the focus ring after the subject is captured in focus by the camera’s AF system.

Typical application ⋅ 典型的なアプリケーション

landscapes ⋅ 風景, interiors ⋅ インテリア, buildings ⋅ 建物, cityscapes ⋅ 都市の景観, portraits ⋅ 肖像画, travel ⋅ トラベル

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Among autofocus lenses designed for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras only. Speed of standard and telephoto lenses is taken into account.

Professional lens (Top class)

One of the best fast standard zooms

According to lens-db.com; among lenses designed for the same maximum format and mount.

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Quality control issues

The manufacturer of this lens does not provide adequate quality control. If you do decide to purchase this lens, do not order it online, but choose the best copy available in the store. In any case, there may also be problems with the build quality, and warranty repairs can take months.

Model produced in a small batch. It is collectible and can only be found on the secondary market.

Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Stepping motor (Lead screw-type)

Simple direct drive mechanism to realize truly silent and smooth autofocus during video recording. Too large to fit inside compact prime lenses.

AF/MF

AFAutofocus mode.
MFManual focus mode.

Aspherical elements

Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA, XGM) are used in wide-angle lenses for correction of distortion and in large-aperture lenses for correction of spherical aberration, astigmatism and coma, thus ensuring excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. The effect of the aspherical element is determined by its position within the optical formula: the more the aspherical element moves away from the aperture stop, the more it influences distortion; close to the aperture stop it can be particularly used to correct spherical aberration. Aspherical element can substitute one or several regular spherical elements to achieve similar or better optical results, which allows to develop more compact and lightweight lenses.

Use of aspherical elements has its downsides: it leads to non-uniform rendering of out-of-focus highlights. This effect usually appears as "onion-like" texture of concentric rings or "wooly-like" texture and is caused by very slight defects in the surface of aspherical element. It is difficult to predict such effect, but usually it occurs when the highlights are small enough and far enough out of focus.

Low dispersion elements

Low dispersion elements (ED, LD, SD, UD etc) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. This type of glass exhibits low refractive index, low dispersion, and exceptional partial dispersion characteristics compared to standard optical glass. Two lenses made of low dispersion glass offer almost the same performance as one fluorite lens.

Low dispersion elements

Low dispersion elements (ED, LD, SD, UD etc) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. This type of glass exhibits low refractive index, low dispersion, and exceptional partial dispersion characteristics compared to standard optical glass. Two lenses made of low dispersion glass offer almost the same performance as one fluorite lens.

Canon's Super UD, Nikon's Super ED, Pentax' Super ED, Sigma's FLD ("F" Low Dispersion), Sony' Super ED and Tamron's XLD glasses are the highest level low dispersion glasses available with extremely high light transmission. These optical glasses have a performance equal to fluorite glass.

High-refraction low-dispersion elements

High-refraction low-dispersion elements (HLD) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

High Index, High Dispersion elements

High Index, High Dispersion elements (HID) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

Anomalous partial dispersion elements

Anomalous partial dispersion elements (AD) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

Fluorite elements

Synthetic fluorite elements (FL) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. Compared with optical glass, fluorite lenses have a considerably lower refraction index, low dispersion and extraordinary partial dispersion, and high transmission of infrared and ultraviolet light. They are also significantly lighter than optical glass.

According to Nikon, fluorite easily cracks and is sensitive to temperature changes that can adversely affect focusing by altering the lens' refractive index. To avoid this, Canon, as the manufacturer most widely using fluorite in its telephoto lenses, never uses fluorite in the front and rear lens elements, and the white coating is applied to the lens barrels to reflect light and prevent the lens from overheating.

Short-wavelength refractive elements

High and specialized-dispersion elements (SR) refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation. This technology also results in smaller and lighter lenses.

Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

Organic Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics material (BR Optics) placed between convex and concave elements made from conventional optical glass provides more efficient correction of longitudinal chromatic aberrations in comparison with conventional technology.

Diffraction elements

Diffraction elements (DO, PF) cancel chromatic aberrations at various wavelengths. This technology results in smaller and lighter lenses in comparison with traditional designs with no compromise in image quality.

High refractive index elements

High refractive index elements (HR, HRI, XR etc) minimize field curvature and spherical aberration. High refractive index element can substitute one or several regular elements to achieve similar or better optical results, which allows to develop more compact and lightweight lenses.

Apodization element

Apodization element (APD) is in fact a radial gradient filter. It practically does not change the characteristics of light beam passing through its central part but absorbs the light at the periphery. It sort of softens the edges of the aperture making the transition from foreground to background zone very smooth and results in very attractive, natural looking and silky smooth bokeh.

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance from the lens mount to the film or sensor can also be different.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Convex protruding front element

The convex front element protrudes from the lens barrel, making it impossible to use filters.

Fixed focus

There is no helicoid in this lens and everything is in focus from the closest focusing distance to infinity.

Overall linear extension

The entire lens optical system moves straight backward and forward when focusing is carried out. This is the simplest type of focusing used mainly in wide-angle and standard prime lenses. It has the advantage of introducing relatively little change in aberrations with respect to change in focusing distance. With telephoto and super telephoto lenses this method becomes less beneficial in terms of operability because of the increased size and weight of the lens system.

Front group linear extension

The rear group remains fixed and only the front group moves straight backward and forward during focusing. This method is primarily used in zoom lenses and allows to design comparatively simple lens construction, but also places restrictions on zoom magnification and size reduction.

Front group rotational extension

The lens barrel section holding the front lens group rotates to move the front group backward and forward during focusing. This method of focusing is also used only in zoom lenses.

Internal focusing (IF)

Focusing is performed by moving one or more lens groups positioned between the front lens group and the diaphragm.

Methods of internal and rear focusing have the following advantages:

Rear focusing (RF)

Focusing is performed by moving one or more lens groups positioned behind the diaphragm.

Methods of internal and rear focusing have the following advantages:

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.

Rotary zoom

The change of focal length is achieved by turning the zoom ring and the manual focusing - by turning the separate focusing ring.

Push/pull zooming allows for faster change of focal length, however conventional method based on the rotation of the zoom ring provides more accurate and smooth zooming.

Push/pull zoom

The change of focal length and the manual focusing is achieved by one and the same ring. The change of focal length happens when the photographer moves the ring towards the mount or backwards and the rotation of the ring leads to change of focus.

Push/pull zooming allows for faster change of focal length, however conventional method based on the rotation of the zoom ring provides more accurate and smooth zooming.

Zoom lock

The lens features a zoom lock to keep the zoom ring fixed. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.

Power Zoom

The lens features electronically driven zoom mechanism. It provides smoother, more natural zoom movements than you could accomplish by hand.

The Holy Trinity of lenses

The Holy Trinity of lenses refers to a three-lens set that covers a focal length range from the ultra-wide focal length of 14-16mm all the way long to the telephoto focal length of 200mm. The set typically consists of a 16-35mm ultra-wide angle zoom lens, a 24-70mm standard zoom lens and a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens and usually represents the best constant-aperture zoom lenses in a manufacturer's lineup. The set is designed to cover almost every genre of photography, be it landscapes, architecture, portraits, weddings, sports, travel or even wildlife (with teleconverter). However, it is also expensive, large and heavy.