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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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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. The autofocus system does work well and only ocassionally misses its mark but is usually quick and responsive. The images this lens produces are crisp and very sharp especially when the lens is stopped down.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super fast focus

D.J., Adorama
16 April 2010
  • Excerpt: I just started to use this lens on a new camera but feel it will be in my standard setup from now on. From the start this lens is impressive for its smooth quiet operation and extra fast focus. The lens hood is a little fussy to attach but stays put and doesn't interfere with the view.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great everyday lens, Great zoom range, Lightweight, Super smooth operation
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple tests good not great

rfsb, Ebay
28 March 2010
  • Summary: I like the range and the f4 has good narrow focus range, the lens is not as sharp as the 50-135 Pentax Star lens or the Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 that said it focuses well and better than the 50-135mm. It is not super sharp at wide angle and mine is sharper at 70mm which is where I will use it the most. As my carry around general use lens it will be great, my daughter will get my Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 for her commercial work now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Lens- Range is good

cornellra, Ebay
5 September 2009
  • Summary: Picked up one of these as it has a good range in terms of 35m (26-107). Also wanted to get it before pricing continued to go up up up. Harder to find this online in Canada for cheaper than $500US/700CDN. Quite solid build, and heavy! Still trying to learn how to get used to this lens as it behaves differently from my 16-45. Sharpness appears to be get better around 5.6/6.3, and solid at f8.
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Overall 8
8.0

very useful everday lens.

Darkmunk "I'm not a monk and I'm not dark", Amazon
15 March 2013
  • Summary: I found I used it a lot in the studio and miss it now I've dropped it :( It's a little soft, but still very usable even for commercial work. I dropped mine from about 6 inches onto a laminate floor, which is fairly forgiving normally, but despite landing on the hood, something broke inside and that was that.
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Overall 8
8.0

very good overall

drteeth, Amazon
8 February 2012
  • Summary: I have used pentax since 1981. I bought this lens hoping that it would conquer my focussing troubles. I have pentax K5 and Samsung GX20, and have found with both bodies that lenses focus very nicely at the long end of the zoom but the wide end tends to be focussed too far away. After purchase this lens was returned to pentax for re-calibration, and a new K5 body was put onto it, but still it focusses too distantly when at the wide end.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

acset, club.foto.ru
27 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Взял попробовать у приятеля. Не шедевр, но оставляет хорошее впечатление. Смело можно рекомендовать, как хорошую замену кита.
  • Pros: Удобные фокусные расстояния
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Overall 8
8.0

Объектив Pentax SMC DA 17-70mm f/ 4 AL(IF) SDM

caddy, fotos.ua
18 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Для пентакса особых альтернатив не наблюдается, если честно, поэтому выбирать приходится из чего получится. Да и объектив очень радует в принципе, резкость, контраст, все есть.
  • Pros: Достоинства:, Диапазон, универсальный для любой цели, покрывает все среднее пространство, захватывает немного теле, в общем отличный вариант для путешествий, особенно по солнечным странам, поскольку иногда недостаток 2.8 дырки очень сказывается на качестве снимков. , , Конструктив очень порадовал, никаких люфтов, только плавная, упругая регулировка. , , Удобное кольцо зума, прокручивается плавно, хорошего размера, даже если я в перчатках, прокручивать все равно удоб...
  • Cons: Недостатки:, В отличие от кольца зума, кольцо фокусировки не такое удобное даже для невооруженных рук. , , Диафрагму все же хотелось бы 2.8, в некоторых случаях она бы сильно пригодилась, а сейчас, зимой таких случаев становится все больше.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Шакуров Олег Фархатович, ulmart.ru
29 May 2013
  • Summary: Достоинства Универсальный для путешествий диапазон фокусных расстояний. Отличная детализация (особенно по центру кадра). Резкость, цветастость, картинка, боке на очень высоком уровне. Иногда ругают за неточность автофокуса или нестабильность ультразвукового мотора. Я с подобным не сталкивался, поэтому считаю, что заслуживает твердой 4 Недостатки немного гуляет передний блок линз (так задумано).
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Overall 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Size 6
6.0

Qualitätgerecht Objektiv mit einem brauchbaren Bereich.

ylongi, eBay.de
8 April 2013
  • Summary: Mit diesem Objektiv nähern sich Mittel- und Oberklasse bei den Standard-Zoomobjektiven im PENTAX System an. Das DA 17-70 mm ist als Objektiv mit SDM Antrieb konzipiert. Der Vorteil liegt in der schnelleren Fokussierung und sehr flexibel Konzept. Leider das Preis ist ein bisschen im Vergleich mit Sigma Objektiv überbewertet.
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