Pentax Lenses are Quality Lenses at an Affordable Price
W. D. Howell, Amazon
30 June 2013
Summary: I switched from Nikon to Pentax, because I wanted a rugged camera that has a decent sensor. Nikon has those of course, at a starting price of about $1800.00, I purchased my K5 used for $600.00. Now this lens isn't weather resistant, but for eighty bucks it's a solid piece of glass, and the lens hood has a removable part that allows for adjusting a circular polarizer, a nice touch for such an affordable lens.
Summary: This is the first auto-focus lens I've had, mounted on a pentax and I am quite pleased. Low cost, lightweight, good quality. It has become my primary lens for just about any work, vacation and portraits. The only time I put a big lens on is to capture some critters in the backyard at a distance. All other purposes are handled by this lens. Very glad I got it, a great match for my camera.