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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 10
10

Pentax 16 - 50 2.8

f1monza, B&H Photo
13 November 2015
  • Excerpt: Used this lense now for about 5 months. I love the quick Auto Focus. So far I have not had any issues with the SDM motor. Picture quality is outstanding. I also had the 16-85. sold on [[@]]. I just love the 2.8 on this lense. Once you get used to the size. You will be fine for almost every day use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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

What an amazing lens

reel lady, Adorama
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is amazing. I was out in the rainforest and got some great pictures in spite of the low light. Fantastic
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

outstanding lens!

gf, B&H Photo
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is truly outstanding! The optics are amazing (sharpness, contrast, colors...), as good as my prime limited lens. The quality of built is superb. I even like the size and weight of this lens that balances out well with the body of my camera (K5).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

My favorite pentax lens thus far...

Brandeezy1975, B&H Photo
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Super sharp from 16 to 50, great for portrait or landscape, awesome in low light, street scenes, good carry around lens for all situations with professional output. Makes the average joe look like Ansel Adams.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

An Excellent Lens

imdaddy, Adorama
5 July 2013
  • Excerpt: http: //www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/230468-streets-tallinn-streets.html#post2442149
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Ronen Yahav, B&H Photo
29 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Great lens,produces very sharp images with great details,and vivd colors. using Pentax k-5iis
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for Walking Around

FWBIGD, B&H Photo
14 December 2012
  • Excerpt: An excellent waking around lens, it's the equivalent of 24-70 for a full frame camera. This make it great of general purpose lens. It can be used for landscapes to portraits. The bokeh is excellent. The features and handling of the lens are excellent.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic Aberrations, Soft wide open
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Overall 10
10

Still working good.

Bone, B&H Photo
12 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I was hoping the lens' manufacturer is Ricoh, not HOYA, but it turned out to be HOYA. SN begin with 904. seems old stock. But the lens is working pretty well, no SDM issue yet.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for all occasions

Dvaughan, B&H Photo
9 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Have only recently bought this lens but so far it's been great. Prior to this I owned the well rated tamron equiv but was in need of a weather sealed option. The image quality and handling feels similar to the da*50-135 however I found it to be surprisingly smaller aNd lighter then reviews suggest!
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