Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED/AL
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Revisiting a winner
22 January 2011
Summary: It's my second experience with this lens! It's 16 mm extreme focal is something extra! And general optical quality is well above the others... For a small Pentax Kr, this lens is a real gift! We can find 45mm tele a little short but, in most situations, is lartgely enough. I only hope Pentax give us a new SDM version, f:3.0, and in a small shape (is it possible to reach something as a pancake, Limited edition zoom?
Summary: Got this lens mostly for indoor use on my K-7 dSLR, I'm quite amazed at the quality. It's just about as sharp as any lens I've seen and for the price, you can't go wrong. Only reason I have it 4 stars and not 5 is that because it extends more at 16 than it does at 45, when using direct flash, even with a flash in the shoe (AF360FGZ), You're at risk of having that back half circle at the bottom of your images. Highly recommended.
Summary: Pentax or Samsung versions. I have a Pentax version on a Samsung GX20. Mine is very sharp wide open. It equals or betters the Canon 17-40 f4 but at less than half the price. Images are undistorted with good colour. CA is a rare event and the bokeh is buttery. It has full time manual focus too. One of the best value lenses around - for any mount. As with any lens, you might need to try a few copies to get a good one.