Reviews and Problems with Pentax 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM smc DA
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Good all-purpose lens
Kat634, B&H Photo
4 May 2015
Excerpt: I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks, but I am very pleased with it so far. I also have the Pentax DA 18-135, and the 18-270 is definitely an upgrade. It's quiet and seems sharp to me throughout the range that I have used most: I tend to back off from the 270 endpoint a bit.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Excerpt: This lens has outperformed both my expectations and many of the on-line reviews. Image quality, flexibility, amazingly quiet autofocus, all came together to satisfy my needs. I firmly believe this great walking-around lens is the perfect complement to my primes that range from 15 to 35, 50, 77, 100...
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Versatile
Excerpt: After a two-week trip to Alaska, in which I was hiking every day and encountering many (inconvenient) situations that required lens changing, I swore that next time, I'd have a superzoom lens on my K-3. This was the obvious choice, as the Pentax and Tamron 18 - 250 lenses are out of production.
Excerpt: Been using Sigma's 18-250 Macro until this little gem came down in price. In terms of center image quality my DA lens wows across the whole range, but compared to my Sigma, seems a bit softer fully extended. I understand this trade off, and love the extra reach to pull subjects in closer.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: It is exactly what I was looking for, THE zoom! With it I am no more in the need to change lenses and can take only the camera with me in my excursions, very confortable ...and no risk to let the dust enter the camera. This is a perfect lens for traveling and everyday-useage.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Wonderful zoom lens!! It has incedible zoom, and the focus ring is much better than others I've used (only matters for manual focusing). If you want to only carry one lens around I highly recommend this one for the gig! I use it for everything from landscapes to close up shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction