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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 7
7.0

User Review

sungibr, pentaxforums.com
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I have It for allmost two years now, and in the first one, I used it heavily, but I get two problems in that time: the zoom ring broke and the SDM failed.
  • Pros: Sharpness, Focal range (16mm), AF speed (SDM and screwdrive)
  • Cons: SDM failure (miss the quietness), Heavy, big and plasticy feel.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Driline, pentaxforums.com
21 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is my go to family event lens. Great indoors at F2.8 and outstanding at F5.6 outside. For those that knock off points because of SDM failure is simply not fair to this lens. I say get over it. Get it fixed and move on with taking great pictures. These lenses are a bargain at used prices.
  • Pros: Sharpness, Color reproduction,contrasty
  • Cons: Wish it was 2.0 but that would make it even larger
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Overall 10
10

User Review

gf1, pentaxforums.com
20 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had this lens for over a year now and I decided to write a review to bring some justice back to this lens: this lens is PHENOMENAL!! Don't make your choice based on the numbers from different reviews. The sharpness of this lens and color rendition is exceptional. Love the wide angle, 16mm, aperture at 2.8, weather sealing, built...
  • Pros: focal range, resolution, color...everything
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Love It

Crazy Carl, B&H Photo
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because I had previously purchased the 50-135 DA* and liked that one so much. Auto-focus is super quiet and pictures turn out great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

No matter where my wife and I go with our ...

Michael Branson, Amazon
8 December 2014
  • Summary: No matter where my wife and I go with our cameras this lens is always with us. It is just too versatile to stay at home. A must have for any Pentax owner, especially if you plan on extreme conditions.
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Overall 10
10

This lens is a best buy for architecture and landscapes where a wide angle ...

graham johnson, Amazon
6 December 2014
  • Summary: This lens is a best buy for architecture and landscapes where a wide angle is desirable. It's heavy, but you will never be disappointed with the images.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

eugene1979, pentaxforums.com
8 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM is a very desirable lens which (thanks to its convenient focal range) allows to take pictures in a variety of genres, may it be architecture, interiors, landscapes or portraits. The constant maximum aperture of 2.8 at all focal lengths only increases the attractiveness of the lens.
  • Pros: fast constant aperture, sealed body, very good AF with K-5 IIs
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

gosman, pentaxforums.com
3 September 2014
  • 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
31 August 2014
  • 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
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