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8.6 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 17-70mm

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 17-70mm

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Overall 6

soft images, otherwise good lens

G Smart, Amazon
7 January 2014
Overall 6

Uneven performance

A. Groth, Amazon
25 October 2008
  • Summary: I'm using this lens with my K200D. The lens is relatively compact, versatile, has high build quality, but performance is uneven. You never know if it will focus fast or hunt a lot, with no apparent reason. Focus at 70mm is not fantastic, as reported previoudsly. Some websites advise people to stick with the kit lens, perhaps a good idea considering the price.
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Overall 6

A mixed reception

donl, B&H Photo
17 September 2008
  • Summary: A walkabout lens This is a well constructed lens with a really nice zoom action. Covers a useful range which is why I bought it. Quiet lens motor. Unfortunately not sharp at 70mm. Lens motor hunts around before settling on focus points so focus not always quick, more like in-camera motor speed. In between shots, lens often defaults to close focus, has to be manually reset.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6

Not as good as I hoped

Shreder, B&H Photo
11 September 2008
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my old DA16-45mm as a general purpose zoom but am disappointed in the optical performance in the 50-70mm range. f/4 aperture also doesn't show good performance throughout the range but the lens is very good from 17mm through to 35mm or 50mm especially stopped down a stop or two. It has less barrel distortion and chromatic aberration than my DA*16-50mm but otherwise doesn't match that pro level lens (or any of my Pentax primes).
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6

Leider nur Mittelmaß

R. Kruse, Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Das Objektiv hat einen sehr praktischen Brennweitenbereich und eine hinreichend große Apertur von f/4. Auch ist es noch recht leicht und kompakt, die Konkurrenz ist hier schwerer. Leider hat es auch eine Reihe nicht so guter Eigenschaften, so dass es zu Amazon zurück musste: - Die Verarbeitung ist OK, aber nicht mehr. Negativ fällt der zu leichtgängige Fokusring auf. - Das es nicht wasserdicht ist war mir bekannt, sollte aber noch einmal erwähnt werden.
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