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Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5
9.1 out of 10

Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5

3X zoom Compact form factor Ideal for wide to medium Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

andimaniac, pentaxforums.com
21 February 2016
  • Excerpt: It was just an addition to the Q-S1 cam, it is a black one. Originally I planned to sell this lens as soon as I have received the cam, but after some shots I was that impressed, that I kept it.
  • Pros: Very Sharp, very wide on Q7 and Q-S1
  • Cons: could be faster at all, or at least on the long end
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Overall 10
10

Decent and useful lens.

Filmgeek, Amazon
13 December 2015
  • Summary: Decent lens, carry it with me whenever I use my mini camera. Attached a photo I took with this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

BigMackCam, pentaxforums.com
5 September 2015
  • Excerpt: I got this as part of a dual zoom lens Q7 kit. I bought the camera primarily for high magnification use with legacy K mount lenses, but decided to spring for the kit so I had a couple of normal Q-system lenses to play with for snapshots.
  • Pros: Build quality, ergonomics, IQ
  • Cons: Could be faster, not fixed aperture
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Professor Batty, pentaxforums.com
4 August 2015
  • Excerpt: Image quality is good until you get to the long end—my Pentax 18mm 110 lens outperforms this one at its long end. Use ND filter in daylight.
  • Pros: Size, handling, weight, flash sync speed.
  • Cons: Sharpness at long end
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

blackcloudbrew, pentaxforums.com
27 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Got this lens with my original Q and continue to use it with my Q7. It's a good lens just not a great lens. For a time, it was the only Q-system zoom and it just wasn't wide enough or long enough. The 06 and 08 lenses have improved that situation.
  • Pros: Light weight, useful range, reasonable image quality
  • Cons: not always sharp, vignetting does occur on Q7 at wide angles
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

6BQ5, pentaxforums.com
19 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Like most Q users who have this lens I got mine as part of a Q kit. I don't have a cost for this since it was built into the kit.
  • Pros: Sharp wide open, useful range, easily available
  • Cons: Slow lens
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

drypenn, pentaxforums.com
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens has usable focal length. Unfortunately my copy has an IQ befitting a kit lens.
  • Pros: Useful focal length
  • Cons: So-so IQ
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good!

Lee O., B&H Photo
3 December 2014
  • Excerpt: My first copy came with the Q. Photos were a bit soft with poor contrast. I got a second copy with my Q7 and it is very good. Still a bit large for the Q, but the image quality from wide to mid-range is nearly a match for my 01 8.5mm prime.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

pentajazzz, pentaxforums.com
27 August 2014
  • Excerpt: it is a "standard" zoom.
  • Pros: useful zoom range, fast enough, good fast AF
  • Cons: not detected yet
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sapporodan, pentaxforums.com
9 March 2014
  • Pros: Compact, well made, smooth zoom and focusing rings
  • Cons: Just a standard kit zoom
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