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Pentax 06 15-45mm F2.8
9.1 out of 10

Pentax 06 15-45mm F2.8

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax 06 15-45mm F2.8

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Overall 6

Three Stars

Desert Rat, Amazon
3 October 2015
  • Summary: The lense is not as sharp as the standard zoom lense to me.
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Overall 9

User Review

6BQ5, pentaxforums.com
24 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I got my 06 lens as part of a 2-lens Q7 kit. My hope was to have something for candid shots and more formal portraits without having to get in people's faces. The tele zoom range of this lens fits the bill very nicely. A Q7 with the 06 lens is not obtrusive in public.
  • Pros: Small, lightweight, sharp, good zoom range
  • Cons: Aftermarket hood, touchy focus ring
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Overall 10

User Review

Mikesul, pentaxforums.com
24 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I am amazed that the overall rating for this lens is not higher. Next to the 01 it is the star of the Q lens line up. Except for the slower focusing of the Q this lens would compete favorably with equivalent DSLR lenses.
  • Pros: Excellent IQ, Constant 2.8 aperture, Amazing reach for size
  • Cons: Not much negative, focus ring is annoying but usable.
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Overall 10

Good little lens

Just Plain Mike, B&H Photo
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use my mirrorless camera primarily for street photography, since it is less conspicuous than a DSLR with zoom or telephoto lens. I love the size of the lens, very compact and light. The zoom is smooth and easy, and the autofocus is quick.
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Overall 10

Adds great versatility.

Photo Rob, B&H Photo
12 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Q system really lacked zoom until this lens was released. The fact that its 2.8 the whole way through just sweetens the pot and helps to keep your shutter speed up if you really don't want to push the ISO too high.
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Overall 7

User Review

sapporodan, pentaxforums.com
9 March 2014
Overall 10

Fast, sharp, it's a keeper

Verboten, B&H Photo
31 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Sharp with good low light performance. Overall I'm very pleased with this lens and would recommend it to anyone who's investing in the Pentax Q system.
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Overall 2


Mary Ann Hargreaves, Amazon
5 September 2013
  • Summary: I didn't really use it cause I wasn't happy with it. You need to put down more information about it.
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Overall 10

excellent image quality

vagrant10, Amazon
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Love this lens - if you have a Q, using this as a pseudo macro and for when I need more reach, this lens provides excellent image quality. Really nice for concerts too as most security guards will let you in.
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Overall 8

Fast and Sharp, but Build Quality is Lacking...

D. Warnecke, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens for my Pentax Q to pair with the 02 standard zoom and 03 fisheye I also use. It features a fast constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, along with a built-in leaf shutter and ND filter (similar to the 01 and 02 lenses).
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