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Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
8.2 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 2
2.0

Poor quality control

Rnovo, B&H Photo
15 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Bought new in Dec. 2008. I just had my 4th incident (2 SDMs) with this lens causing me to spend more than the cost new if I decide to have this last one fixed (I did get 1 deal on 1 SDM incident).
  • Pros: Great all around lens
  • Cons: Expensive, Not A Pro Lens, Unreliable Af
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

crr1972, Amazon
28 April 2015
  • Summary: The lens is very good, the price is good, send quickly!! Is a trustworthy seller!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

SDM failure is real and there is a cure

bili yu, Amazon
27 April 2015
  • Summary: What you have been reading about this lens are mostly true. SDM failure being the biggest issue. When I was doing my research, I read something like Pentax has addressed the issue (though never officially announced) and you will be fine. Not true!
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Alfredo Scerpella, Amazon
16 April 2015
Overall 6
6.0

Works For Me

Marie Glynn, B&H Photo
21 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this primarily for landscapes. I love the IQ. I bought it used from B&H about 10 months ago. As noted in many reviews, the autofocus quit soon enough, after about three months.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
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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

Five Stars

Yaoxin Liu, Amazon
17 August 2014
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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