Excellent lens at a very excellent price! Highly recommended…
G. Morris, Amazon
31 October 2014
Summary: This lens is surprisingly good. With a bargain basement price (I paid $137) one would expect average performance at best. However, once I put this lens on my K5IIs and shot about 50 test shots around our summer Saturday farmers market, I could sense that I was going to get some good results… focus was fast and very smooth (a good sign). My suspicion was confirmed when I reviewed the images in Photoshop CS6. Outstanding color, saturation and sharpness.
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 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.
Summary: Nice kit with Weather seal ring. Nothing special, but nothing really bad either. A good lens, with limited focal reach of course. Everything else says fine starter lens, but get the 18-135 if funds permit. A better buy. I was limited in the $$$$s department. Likes. Color, sharp for what it is. light, and small too. Not... limited focal length, some barrel distortion at widest aperture. That is it.