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Pentax-da-18-55mm.287073
8.2 out of 10

Pentax DA 18-55mm

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 18-55mm

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Overall 6
6.0

good lens.

Austin, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a good lens for the price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value, competent performer

Eberbachl, Adorama
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Not a bad kit lens at all. When stopped down it can be very sharp, although beware of some field curvature. Very nice build quality and weather sealing in a lens of this calibre is a very nice touch.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp When Used Correctly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Some Field Curvature
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Overall 6
6.0

Well-Built, optically inferior

CPLegal, B&H Photo
17 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Title says it all- this lens is very well-built and easy to operate, but suffers from poor optical quality. Lens is moderately-sharp at best, and downright mushy off center. Contrast is low, though color is very good.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for a kit lens

Adan, Amazon
30 March 2012
  • Summary: This lens came bundled with my K-5 camera body. While light and compact, this lens lacks build quality you would expect of Pentax product. The end ring of the lens (the one you attach filters and hood to) is loose, especially in extended position. There's visible shift and audible clicking when I try to move it with my finger.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great build, not so great optics

kei, B&H Photo
2 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I wanted to like this lens because of its quality build, but its performance lacked. It doesn't like flourescent lights or dark scenes mounted on a K7. The other thing that I didnt expect was the external moving parts while focusing. Having used Canon, Nikon, and Sony slrs prior, this was something i didnt expect. Also, it is very noise when focusing. On a positive note, the feel of this lens was excellent. Lightweight, sturdy, and weathersealed.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Noisy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid performer

JimmyD, B&H Photo
28 July 2010
  • Excerpt: The is a good performing lens at a reasonable price. Solid Value.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 6
6.0

... the competitors but main advantage is WR and I like the build of this lense

narinder kahlon, Amazon
4 October 2014
  • Summary: IQ wise it's ok as compared to the competitors but main advantage is WR and I like the build of this lense.
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Overall 6
6.0

Robustes Arbeitstier

boxer-harry, Ciao
9 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Ich nutze das WR als Arbeitslinse für die Dokumentation auf Baustellen. Ich baue Photovoltaikgroßanlagen bis in den Megawattbereich. An die K10D geschraubt ist es weitwinklig genug, um auch größere Baustellen komplett einzufangen und im langen Ende hats Potential für Ausschnitte mit Details für die Techniker. Dabei ist die Kombination absolut Wetterfest.
  • Pros: scharf, dicht, leicht, billig
  • Cons: große Anfangsblende
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