Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
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Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR
30 March 2014
Summary: We find the DA 18-55mm WR to be the most desirable and impressive version of the 18-55mm Pentax kit lens. Compared to the budged DA L variants, the DA version of the kit lens includes all the usual features you'd find in other typical DA lenses, such as a metal lens mount and full-time manual focus...
Pros: Best build quality and robustness among Pentax kit lenses, WR - Weather Resistance, Good value considering all features and performance, Light and compact, high usability, Relatively fast autofocus and Quick-Shift manual focus, Well controlled chromatic aberrations and fairly flare resistant, Con...
Cons: Sharpness falls short of other lenses, Significant vignetting and distortion, Not the cheapest for a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, Focus ring too small for precise manual focusing, not enough space for hands to hold the lens, Noisy autofocus