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8.4 out of 10

Pentax DA 18-55mm

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Five Stars

John Mapes, Amazon
15 July 2014
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its pentex

gerthold fertl, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: what can i say, love pentex lenses, the price is right and the qualiy excellent. it fits perfect and love the auto feature, very happy
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10

Nice

D Burch, Amazon
8 June 2014
  • 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.
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Great

Ice dog Hans, Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this so I can take lots of waterfall pictures on the more wet trips. It works for this.
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5 stars for build, 4 for IQ.

VINCENT CHEN "Vincedog3", Amazon
8 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Best "kit" lens available for ayn DSLR system

JB123, Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: First, consider what this lens is. This is the default "kit" lens bundled with many Pentax camera bodies. Why? Because it provides the best coverage of average focal lengths for the average use. Does that mean it is just an average lens? No, it is definitely above average in many ways. For the cost, even when purchased separately rather than with the camera, this is the best overall lens value for Pentax.
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Overall 10
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This is excellent

jro "JRO", Amazon
3 October 2013
  • Summary: Hi I bought this lens to shoot during the winter. So, haven't used it much but will do so once winter arrives.
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Great kit lens - Better than the original DA 18-55

Michael Martin, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought the water resistant version of the DA 18-55 to go with my K30. I already owned an older 18-55 which Pentax bundled with my istDS. I have read numerous articles about Pentax improved the optics in newer DA 18-55 lens. Since I now own both an old and new version, I thought I would test the claims. Bottom line is the claims are correct. In my tests, I found both lens perform similar at 55mm both wide open and at f8.
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Pentax DA 18-55 mm. all weather lens for my K-30

Sikuq, Amazon
11 June 2013
  • Summary: After I updated the firmware for my K-30 I noticed increased speeds. This lens makes good use of that as it focuses very fast in my opinion. The pictures are very sharp. I love it. Good price, good product, and good service. I'm very happy.
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A WR lens with good IQ

Jamesm007, B&H Photo
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Very useful for a first lens, or when it starts raining and your in that I need a photography fix moment; or on vacation and the weather is not so good. The lens feels well made. Better than most APS kit lens. Has a metal lens mount, Pentax special hood with window slide out to move CPL filters. And good IQ.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Solid Feeling, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Nothing For The Cost
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