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Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM
9.1 out of 10

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM

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Overall 10
10

A smooth, professional transaction. Seller highly recommended.

ives9, Ebay
3 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good midle range lense

nnazirov, B&H Photo
3 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This lense enogh good for novice or midle level photographers. But for professionals I recomend 18-50 f2.8 Gold series. Good luck
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Overall 2
2.0

I concur with Camperguy

steve, B&H Photo
28 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This Focal length is ideal for the kind of photos that I take which is why I purchased it. Now I may have gotten a bad one but it's auto focusing has never been satisfactory and then the motor died. I have used the lens on K20 and K5II bodies with the same results. ......
  • Cons: Motor Unreliable, Unreliable Auto Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

SDM Motors Still Failing

camperguy01, B&H Photo
8 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Let me start by saying I'm a big Pentax fan. I've owned 3 camera bodies and own 7 different Pentax lenses. Great equipment but the SDM motors on these lenses have been an utter failure. The fanboys and Pentax PR people will tell you the issue has been fixed but don't believe it.
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp images with crisp colors and detail

joef651, Ebay
18 July 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens to replace another Pentax lens, the 16- 50mm DA lens which I found to be an underperformer, given its cost. The DA 17-70mm lens has performed well and is definitely an upgrade from the 16-50mm DA lens it replaced.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Tabbakh, B&H Photo
15 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This was my first lens purchase other than the DAL 18-55 and the DA 50-200 that came with my K-30. Overall, I'm very pleased with this lens. The photos I'm taking with this lens have been very sharp and an obvious improvement from the kit lens.
  • Pros: Crisp Images, Feels Substantial, Nice Weight, Quiet Operation
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Overall 10
10

Good lens for basic photography

Lisa the supermom, B&H Photo
10 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is great for taking basic photos. It does go wider than 35mm, which is great for taking those wide, panoramic shots or shots of the whole sports field. The auto focus can be a little slow if you are changing from the 17mm to the 70mm in one jump.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Safe, Well Designed
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Overall 10
10

awesome

photobug, B&H Photo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I love this lens. I love the fact that it makes very little sound when zooming in or out. Very nice.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Well Designed
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Overall 10
10

Performance and Value are Great

Michael OK1000, B&H Photo
12 March 2012
  • Excerpt: As a Pentax K-5 owner, this lens represented the closest equivalent to the 24-105L F4 lens that I enjoyed on my friends' Canon 5D but on my Pentaxian budget. That's the full-frame zoom range that I find useful for a walk-around lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Well Designed
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent optical quality

B&H Photo
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I have Sigma 17-70 zoom lens, but I wanted an equivalent lens with better optical quality. I ordered this zoom and indeed the optical quality is better in all focal lengths. However, I found that the focusing at 70 mm is hesitant and that is the reasone for giving it 3 stars.
  • Pros: Good optical quality, Well Designed
  • Cons: Hesitant focus at 70mm
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