Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
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Time and SDM aside I now have a great lens.
W Y MO "MysteryOnion", Amazon
23 July 2015
Summary: I've waited a long time to get this lens and that wait was due to the worries of the SDM issues. However, it was assignments at my job that now prompts me to buy. Rather than getting new, I decided to try my luck at used.
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
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
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
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.