Summary: This lens do what is made for and I strongly recomanded this. Very fast delivering and I have one questions with other bayers: Did someone receive this item without original package and boy and also without user manual and varanty list? That I have to give only 4 stars.
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.
Summary: This lens came to me bundled with a new Pentax K-50. I hold onto it mainly for the 18mm side, which is pretty good for landscapes and architectural shots. Once you get up to 55mm performance seems to be average (f5.6) and not as sharp. The weather resistant feature is a plus.
Summary: I bought this lens as a lighter weight, travel, weather resistant alternative to my Pentax 16-45mm F4, which according to various tests, should be sharper. Using www.photozone.de test site as a guide, I shot some test frames with the 18-55 at F8, between the 'sweet' focal lengths of 28-35mm.
Excerpt: Though I dislike the filter thread being 52mm, the lens is a great wide angle lens for shooting scenes outdoors, and great for using for creativity. I would suggest adding this lens to your kit just because the build is strong, and well.