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Pentax 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM smc DA
9.4 out of 10

Pentax 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM smc DA

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Overall 10
10

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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

B&H and Pentax came through flawlessly

Sandy, B&H Photo
26 April 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for its purpose

1WVturner, B&H Photo
30 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Nice piece of zoom lens

GO Chung, B&H Photo
13 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I like the close-up effects and color it produced.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Pentax wonderful

Pedal with Pentax, B&H Photo
20 November 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens, I love It! everything I hoped for

Myke357, B&H Photo
23 October 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Worth every penny!!!

ElOpp, B&H Photo
23 September 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

perfect all around lens, great range.

FR, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Sports and wildlife, landscapes, family portraits. Clear, performs as advertised.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great all-around lens!

Reconser, Adorama
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: What's not to like? Mounted on my new Pentax K500 allows me to use this lens exclusively for more than general shooting. The auto-focus is fine, quick and quiet.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

I like it

benjamin03, Adorama
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I always took it when i go to hiking.Its light and sharp.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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