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Pentax smc DA 16-45 mm
8.4 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 16-45 mm

Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto DA 16-45mm f/4.0 ED AL Autofocus Lens. Read more

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Overall 10
10

Excellent quality. The body seems to be mainly metal

Chris, Amazon
18 January 2015
  • Summary: Excellent quality. The body seems to be mainly metal. Lens is sharp throughout the range. Zoom seems to feel lose, but then again I bought mine used so that may be the issue. Doesnt interfere with function.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent pictures from this lens

Titanium Avenger, Amazon
8 December 2014
  • Summary: More than expected. Excellent pictures from this lens. A step above the regular kit lens. Excellent delivery from seller. Great job!
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than I expected

Harry Joseph, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: I just recently migrated to Pentax from a Canon system. As you know, Canon has some really good lenses, but most are big and heavy. When I purchased my Pentax K-5 IIs I also decided I would switch over to primes, or small zooms.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent product. Fast shipping. Will buy again.

btgohome, Ebay
6 April 2014
  • Summary: The lens is sharp throughout the range, even at f4. Makes an excellent walk around lens. I also considered the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I happened to find this at a good price so I bought it. I may update to a Tamron later only because it is a stop faster.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens, with a very good contrast and a useful 24mm equiv wide angle.

crz2, Amazon
22 January 2014
  • Summary: I use it 90% of the time on my camera. It is an excellent choice as a walk about for those who prefer wide angles. 16mm is enough for even serious landscapes, and range up to 45mm is just enough for general shooting.
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Overall 8
8.0

An excellent all-around lens - great upgrade from kit lens

Prodigal Knot, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: This is quite a nice lens in all respects. It consistently produces the famous Pentax colors and provides much improved clarity over the 18-55mm kit lens. It can be a bit soft in the corners at 16mm, but overall, it provides outstanding landscapes and at the narrower end provides a decent natural...
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Overall 10
10

It Gets Better The More I Use It!

J. D. Traiger, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: When I ordered my Pentax K5, I ordered the 16-45mm lens instead of the standard 18-55mm kit lens. At first use, it seemed OK, but each time I used it I was getting better results both indoors and outside. Recently, I used it for some seascape and landscape images while on a camera club field trip.
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Overall 8
8.0

little bulky

Olay E. Alvarez Ortega, Amazon
1 December 2012
  • Summary: On par with my primes but I miss the size and handling of pancakes, fine for turnaround lens. With k7 need to rise the ISO, I think on k5 runs better.
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Overall 10
10

Love this lens!

Psycho535, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Who else but Pentax makes such cool lenses?>? I had been checking out this lens for a while, but held off after reading some negative reviews. The seller 'Generation X' had one for a killer price, so I had to try it. First of all, this is not a light lens,,,,it is somewhat built like a tank.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, less expensive, alternative to the DA* 16-50

Faxanadu, Amazon
3 June 2012
  • Summary: In the Pentax line - the DA* 16-50 is one of the most desired lenses - it is weather sealed and has a fancy, almost silent internal motor for focusing. It also costs twice as much as this lens and that cool motor is prone to break, often.
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