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8.3 out of 10

Pentax DA 18-55mm

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 18-55mm

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Overall 8
8.0

other than that it's way too slow for anything and the bokeh is not that great. good kit lens

Thanh, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens - Great Price

Robert Stubblefield, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great at 18mm, OK at 55mm; Weather Resistant

Marcus Censor, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shines with the K3

CW, Amazon
4 March 2014
  • 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. Surprisingly, it matched or surpassed my other lens and is lighter and weather resistant to boot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent lens for the price.

Mx200394, B&H Photo
1 March 2014
  • 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. The lens is not the best for shooting pictures of people because it is a wide angle lens and will make your subjects not as flattering. This lens does great for anything creative or artistic as well.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

GOOD

Yachao Lu, Amazon
15 January 2014
  • Summary: GOOD but Price is a little higher than I estimate. It's suitable for K-30!! You should take good care of it because it's fragile.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice all-situation lens

aliennani, B&H Photo
25 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens to go around, all the time, all the wheater. Compared to others, WR is really real. Not a great "tech" lens, but it have enought to enjoy your camera.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Best buy lens for Pentax DSLRs

PALADIN85020, B&H Photo
29 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This is one of the least expensive lenses made by Pentax for their DSLR cameras, yet it's one of the most useful. Optically, it would score an "8" on the traditional 10-point scale. Slight barrel distortion is present at 18mm, but that clears up as you zoom to the higher settings. It is not the sharpest lens available, but for the money, it's plenty good.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Good bang for the buck, Good build quality, Lightweight, Rugged, Useful zoom range, Weather Resistance
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent starter/kit lens

JasonBB, Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: This is a good, but not great (zoom) lens. Kit lenses are seldom, if ever primes. Which may be why I'm not extremely thrilled with it's performance. The zoom capability makes for a highly useful means to use your new camera. It isn't particularly fast, it isn't all that sharp wide open when compared to other higher end lenses, bokeh is so-so. I will say the focus speed is very fast in good light. All this said, one must remember (including myself) it is a KIT lens!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lense for the price.

Adorama
12 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I like this lense because is WR.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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