Summary: I was so sad when my Pentax KX fell on the ground and the lens broke, and I was so glad to find a reasonable prized replacement! It comes with the little hood as pictured in the second photograph.
Summary: This lens is advertised as a Pentax "DA" lens, when in fact it is a "DA-L" lens: plastic attachment and parts vs. stainless steel as well as no quickshift focus and no lens hood. This amounts to false advertising for a cheaper quality lens sold as a higher quality counterpart. Buyer beware.
other than that it's way too slow for anything and the bokeh is not that great. good kit lens
10 August 2014
Summary: Its an alright lens. only used it for landscape and when its rainy outside. other than that it's way too slow for anything and the bokeh is not that great. good kit lens, and would not buy it ever again.
Summary: I'm not a pro photographer and I don't pretend to be one. I needed a wide lens and as my wife and I hike in all weather conditions, and the weather resistant feature is the primary reason I purchased this lens. The price was right as well. The camera body is a Pentax K-30. Autofocus works well and is accurate but could be faster. Images are sharp and rich in color. Distortion is evident but only slight in my opinion.
Summary: This should come with the camera. Does what it should. Have had it out in moderate to heavy rain. No problems. Most people should learn more about what their camera can do in order to get good results. I value the weatherproofing over other features so this lens works out nicely.