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8.5 out of 10

Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

gosman, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Rented this lens for the last two weeks on the wonderful Big Island of Hawaii. Really enjoyed it and now debating on buying it on the big sale this week. I absolutely did not like that on the wider angles, the on-board flash left a shadow in the bottom part of the picture. Makes the casual snap shot useless. No one ever mentioned that in the reviews and of course this is the reason to rent first.
  • Pros: sharp, good brokeh
  • Cons: on board flash will leave a shadow! So lens flare.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Wakaas, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: There are mixed reviews about this lens. I was also confused. But now its clear that I made the right decision. Very good overall performance. Image quality is superb.
  • Pros: Constant aperture 2.8, built, WR
  • Cons: Size
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Yaoxin Liu, Amazon
17 August 2014
Overall 7
7.0

User Review

ElJamoquio, pentaxforums.com
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I gave this lens a '7' to comply with forum-wide evaluations even though according to the rating scale shown (5-6 is good) it should really get a 5 or so.
  • Pros: WR.
  • Cons: Images a bit dull, poor sharpness wide open, some aberrations
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

rfaucher, pentaxforums.com
25 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had a love-hate relationship with this lens. After nearly 4 years of use and two repair jobs done on the SDM motor I can finally say I love it now. It seems the two trips to the repair bench really improved the lens. They must have upgraded to a newer SDM motor and did some realigning of the optics. It now serves up much better images with respect to focus accuracy and edge sharpness.
  • Pros: colour rendering, weather proofing, sharp after f4.0, zoom range
  • Cons: SDM motor, soft at f2.8, weight
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Overall 10
10

User Review

am.syn, pentaxforums.com
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Very useful Lens with a useful Zoomrange. My DA is very sharp and the AF works fast and is on the point.
  • Pros: Very useful Zoomrange
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Tadasuke, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: It's useful to be wider than 18mm and large aperture. This is good standard angle lens, I think.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

mwilky55, pentaxforums.com
18 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I was thinking of selling this lens because I didn't feel like I was getting enough use out of it or enough good photos from it. But over the last couple days I've been re-organizing my Lightroom catalog and was surprised to see that I've taken over 400 photos with this lens, and quite a few of my favorites.
  • Pros: Beautiful color, versatile focal length range
  • Cons: Sometimes underwhelming; other times stunning; tendency to aberrations in direct light
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Overall 10
10

User Review

-Spooky-, pentaxforums.com
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have an overwhelming urge to show this lens some love! I had wanted this lens for years, but I was very hesitant to buy it based on reviews and SDM failures. I gave in a few months ago and I could not be happier with it. I may have ended up with an exceptionally good copy, but mine is tack sharp, renders beautiful colors, focuses quickly, and is the type of lens that I appreciate more and more every time I shoot with it.
  • Pros: Stellar image quality
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Overall 10
10

this is a nice lens

Kenneth Watkins, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: It gathers the light really well. It is faster, quieter, heavier, bigger, and takes better low loght pics than the stock lens.
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