Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM
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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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: the DA 17-70mm is the lens for the most applications, portrait, landscape, nature, people, travel and many, many more...
very good sharpness and contrast, average AF-speed,
no weather sealing !!! very good value for your money