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8.2 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 17-70mm

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Overall 10
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Love the lens

Sheryl Jones, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: Like the lens a lot and appreciated the recommendation for the lens filter. Received the lens in very good time.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Smor, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: Quality product. Professional grade glass without the weight of a 2.8. Perfect walk around with fast whisper quit SDM. Can't get it off my K-30!
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Overall 10
10

A really wonderful lense.

B. Thomas, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: I use this lens more than any other. It is a wonderful lens that I would call all purpose. I mainly use it for portraits. It is so much nicer than the standard kit lens. This is bigger, heavier, and the circumference is a lot wider than the kit--you can tell that it is a pro lens. I bought mine with a 3 year protection plan on another site because I read that Pentax had had some problems with the lens; they were supposed to have fixed it--but I will use it so much I just...
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Overall 10
10

A wonderful all around lens.

A, Amazon
8 February 2013
  • Summary: This lens is super sharp, has a very useful focal length, focuses fast and quietly, and looks great on the camera. I used it in a night club environment on my k-r and focusing was no issue in the dark even with ISO200. Pictures have a very nice 3D effect just like my DA* 50-135 produces. If you are looking to upgrade from the kit lens look no further. This is an SDM lens ONLY no screw focus, so it may not work on the very old DSLRs.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding standard zoom

A. Adamson, Amazon
5 February 2012
  • Summary: If you had to buy only one lens to use with your Pentax camera, this one would be hard to argue with. It really hits in a lot of areas - that 1 extra mm on the wide end is nice, the macro is really decent, the sharpness is adequate in some cases and excellent in others throughout the zoom range. The zoom range is just about perfect, and the focusing is fast, accurate, and quiet. The hood is nice and works well, and the build quality is really excellent.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome all purpose lens

amen74, Amazon
23 July 2011
  • Summary: Really nice. Love it so far. Sold the stock lens and bought this and there is a noticeable difference in quality. This lens feels solid, is heavy and performs wonderfully. The SDM motor is smooth and quiet. The pictures are very clear all across the range. Hood is included which is nice. If you are looking for a general all purpose lens for your Pentax camera, look no further.
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Overall 10
10

Wow! What an amazing lens!

Daniel, Amazon
3 June 2011
  • Summary: I had a K10 and upgraded to a K-7 a while back. The K-7 offered an extremely quiet shutter and I wanted to match it with a quiet lens. This is where the 17-70 comes in. It's extremely quiet b/c of the SDM and it complements the K-7's quiet shutter very well. I've had this lens for about 2 years and have had no problems with it. Have taken well over 15k pictures with it and am loving it more and more.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect all around lens

BCSAlaska "AKSmoke", Amazon
6 December 2010
  • Summary: I have the DA star 16-50, but I much prefer this lens. I have had this on my K7 for a few months, and I find it a near perfect all around lens. Fast, quiet focus. Fairly fast constant f4. Great build quality. Excellent sharpness throughout zoom range with no apparent optical flaws in real life photos. A great lens that has me looking for a buyer for my 16-50.
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Overall 10
10

Wide angle zoom lens

Lyle Johnsen "Bud", Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: It's big and heavy, but it takes great pictures on my Pentax K-7. The SDM focus is fast and quiet. The zoom operates silky smooth and there is no "zoom creep".
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Overall 10
10

Pentax 17-70 vs Sigma 17-70

Reastgo Holmes "R.Holmes", Amazon
21 March 2009
  • Summary: This is the best walk around lens on the market . This lens has outstanding range and color. I also like the Sigma 17-70 but the pentax has better glass.
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