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8.6 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 10
10

User Review

am.syn, pentaxforums.com
1 week ago
  • 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 Yoshioka, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • 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 6
6.0

NICE LENS BUT

DOZER, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Nice and sharp if can get it to focus, i need to send it in again.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 4
4.0

This lens is killing me

JP, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Optics are fantastic and no complaints there. The problem is the AF. It only works when it wants. I am on my third lens and same problem every time. Well, the first one the AF never worked, second was great and then a week later died. Now after a few months it started acting up, then ok for a while and now just refuses to work. The photos are sharp and I love the output, but Pentax cannot get this lens right. They should take it off the market and FIX the problem.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Sharp
  • Cons: Af Problem, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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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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Overall 10
10

User Review

svitekphotos, pentaxforums.com
22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: On the one hand it is astoundingly sharp and produces bokeh no other zoom lens could hope to replicate. The AF is fast, quiet and accurate, the zoom ring is smooth and direct, the focus ring is well dampened and has click.through stops (it clicks at the end of the focus scale but continues spinning, which is GOOD!) The construction is awesome, and it is weather sealed. Mine has been submerged completely when my kayak rolled and still has no issues.
  • Pros: build quality, weather sealing, constant f/2.8 aperture, sharpness, SDM focusing, bokeh
  • Cons: tough to understand and use
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

BarryE, pentaxforums.com
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: When I bought this lens a year ago I struggled with it. I wanted something else - something uniformly sharp across the frame, or so I thought. I bought a couple of primes and have been very happy with them (DA 20 & 40). However, this winter I decided to have a concerted effort with this lens.
  • Pros: Very good, but ...
  • Cons: Difficult lens to use
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Overall 10
10

Pentax 16-50 2.8 + Pentax K3 and I'm in love

Psycho535, Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: I have both Canon and Pentax cameras. Over the past year I've bought maybe 7 different lenses, but for some reason I was always left somewhat unhappy with them. I love the build of primes, but I love the convenience of zooms, but %100 of the time zooms disappoint in build quality and small max apertures. I have the 16-45 for my Kr. Good lens but feels kind of cheap and very noisy focus.
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