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Pentax DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL

A standard zoom lens, the smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL is eq Read more

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Expert Review

13 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Overall, the Pentax SMC DA 16-45mm f/4.0 ED/AL is a very nice lens that could find it's way into any photographer's Pentax DSLR camera bag. It is priced so that a beginner would consider it as an upgrade to their "kit" lens. Yet it also has the image quality and well built construction that would give the more experienced photographer reasons to purchase it as well. When comparing its price to its image quality, the 16-45 is a very good value.
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Overall quality 7
Build quality 6

Pentax SMC-DA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL - Review / Test Report

13 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The Pentax SMC-DA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL is an impressive standard zoom ... with a bug. The resolution figures indicate a very good resolution characteristic throughout the zoom range. Distortions and vignetting are quite typical for a good APS-C standard zoom. The only real problem are very pronounced CAs (color shadows) towards the wide end of the zoom range. For users not willing to do manual post-processing this may be a show stopper although the issue is correctable.
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