Summary: The lens itself is fine, however; I feel the vendor another deal site need to specify they are selling the kit lens (DAL) and not the DA lens which are technically better. They need to inform the buyer that there are some differences and not advertise as if they are the same. I overall still like it and bought it just to complete my kit.
Summary: The lens I received is not the same as the offering, the mount is plastic and came without the hood. Request sent to the United States with a family and collected three months later, giving me realize this. I am very upset. You can see a green metal ring at the top and the frame of mind at the bottom. Which is not well received.
BEWARE of the Prime Option: It's a Con from the seller
4 weeks ago
Summary: Buyers, please be aware, as per another review, 'Another Deal Site' are providing cheap kit versions of this lens and not as advertised. Where the advertised lens retails for $250, the other lens only retails at $100 (Though is only meant to come with a kit). I received the lens in a plain box, but have to admit only became really suspicious as it was missing the pictured hood.
Summary: Like one other reviewer has mentioned, the picture is simply wrong from anotherdealsite seller. They sent me the kit version of this lens. It's indicated by a DAL in the name, not just the DA version. In addition, someone at anotherdealsite relabelled the box to reflect the correct part number (of the DA version); however, Pentax does NOT sell the DAL version of the lens on its own. It was taken out of a kit (probably from a K-50 box).
Summary: I purchased this lens from Another Deal Site, and it is not what is pictured. The lens that arrived to me has a plastic lens mount and lacks the distance markers on the focus ring. However, it may be essentially the same lens from an image quality standpoint. Note: I have not taken any pictures yet. Just be aware that if you buy from Another Deal Site, it is not what is pictured. As of now, I have decided not to return it.
Summary: This lens is good for this price especialy its a wr and also its very small. Some people say its sharp at f8 - f11 but mine sometime is little soft. i was gonna return but i found the sweet spot at f4-5.6 and desided to just kept it. The quality is very good also and it focus really fast outdoor and indoor. I recommend this lens to anyone who's looking for small light zoom lens and to pair with their wr camera.
Summary: This lens was a birthday gift and I was really excited after reading all the great reviews. Unfortunately mine was not living up to the hype. Now let me be clear. I love Pentax and use it with great confidence in its cameras and its lenses. This lens could not settle on the subject in auto focus and all my shots even on a rock solid tripod were fuzzy. I know this is a great maker but this lens might have been dropped or it just slipped through.