Pentax SMC DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL SDM

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The Pentax SMC DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL SDM is a high-quality normal range zoom lens that is designed for exclusive use with Pentax DSLRs. With a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24-76mm, it’s an ideal zoom for portraiture and event/wedding photography, as well as general everyday use. The fast f/2.8, 9-blade aperture makes it a great low-light performer, providing smooth bokeh with excellent background separation. Through the use of two ED elements and 3 aspherical elements, the DA* 16-50mm provides sharp images with very little optical aberrations.

As one of Pentax’s DA*-series lenses, the 16-50mm f/2.8 has several key features that set it part from many other lenses. Since it’s designed for crop-frame APS-C sized sensors, it offers a reduced physical size and weight. It features DA*-series’ standard fully weather-sealed build, with Pentax’s SP-coating for a dust and water resistant front element. Also DA* standard is the SDM Focus System, which provides smooth, quiet autofocusing via the supersonic autofocus motor drive.

Filter Size
77mm (non-rotating front element)
1.24 lb.
Yes, included
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view
83° – 31.5°
Zoom method
Yes, barrel extending
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, SDM motor, full-time manual
Aperture Blades
9 curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
  • Lens w/hood
  • Front and rear caps
  • Lens pouch

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $10.00 $64.00 $74.00 $24.67
4 days $11.00 $69.00 $80.00 $20.00
7 days $14.00 $92.00 $106.00 $15.14
10 days $19.00 $124.00 $143.00 $14.30
14 days $25.00 $161.00 $186.00 $13.29
21 days $33.00 $216.00 $249.00 $11.86
30 days $41.00 $271.00 $312.00 $10.40
45 days $54.00 $354.00 $408.00 $9.07
60 days $63.00 $414.00 $477.00 $7.95
90 days $81.00 $534.00 $615.00 $6.83
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $64.00 $21.33
4 days $69.00 $17.25
7 days $92.00 $13.14
10 days $124.00 $12.40
14 days $161.00 $11.50
21 days $216.00 $10.29
30 days $271.00 $9.03
45 days $354.00 $7.87
60 days $414.00 $6.90
90 days $534.00 $5.93

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