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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 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 8
8.0

Need time to get familiarised

MythGuy, B&H Photo
22 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This product is superb in optics but flawed in some areas. That being said, it doesn't mean you should blame the lens for it's flaws. This is a lens that need a lot of time to get familiarised with its functions and how to maximise its output.
  • Pros: Large Constant Aperture, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet and Fast Lens

The Accidental Tog, B&H Photo
1 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Excellent, fast normal zoom, with great build quality. I've been considering this lens for sometime but already own the Tamron non-vc 17-50mm f2.8. I was hesistant to buy the DA* with all the SDM issues reported online.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic abberations
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, but costly.

5hutterbugj, Ebay
19 May 2012
  • Summary: I needed a weather-resistant wide-angle for my K-5, and certainly got it. It features a fast, quiet autofocus, and takes sharp, well-coloured images. On the downside, it's pretty heavy, and a little hard on the pocketbook.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp lens hope the sdm will be pk

Johnny, B&H Photo
12 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens provide the most common rang and focues silent and fast 'hope god will bless this sdm
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, Fast and Quiet

Silverback Photography, B&H Photo
14 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this lens as my everything lens, as it is on my K5 95% of the time. All kinds of shooting, models, landscapes, general photography. I find it so much better than the kit lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Quiet
  • Cons: Autofocus died, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good basic lens

Gotcha, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is OK. It does a nice job, but end up doing a little manipulation to the photo in my AcdSee using the sharpening. Use for outdoor team photos and it works ok.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp

Robert, B&H Photo
1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Nice weight on the camera and quiet focussing. Great for landscapes, sharp, perfect in low light or indoor situations.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
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Overall 8
8.0

impressive lens

Sholom, B&H Photo
10 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought this as my general purpose, travel, and family lens. I'm not a pixel peeper and don't make huge enlargements so can't comment about absolute quality, but this lens more than meets my needs.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Distortion, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very solid nice finish

Dlbenner, B&H Photo
29 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I have had this lense for a couple of weeks now and I am very happy with it. It focuses very quietly and accurately. I find it to be quick enough since you are rarely going from one end of the focus extreme to the other. It only made sense to me to get this lense since the K5 is also weather proof.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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