Reviews and Problems with Pentax 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM smc DA
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Paul, B&H Photo
3 September 2015
Excerpt: I bought this lens because I don't go anywhere withut a camera and this lens appeared to be a good all-purpose lens and Ihoped it would perform well for me on one of my Pentax bodies. It is quite sharp for a lens with that long a zoom range and fulfills my hopes.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The 18-135 mm lens let you move focus while on automatic focus and if you want the off center point of focus you just switch to manual. Its a quick operation that the 18-270mm lens does not have.
Excerpt: I have used this product on my K3-II for about 2 weeks and have seen fine results. I plan to use it in traveling in the next six months and will know more then. Thus far, I find it very sharp at all stops, stiff focus (which I personally like because it will not drift) and focuses very quickly and...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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