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Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
8.8 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR

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Overall 8
8.4

Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6

pentaxforums.com
21 August 2014
  • Summary: Since the DA 18-135mm lens it arrived in the hands of Pentaxians, the 7.5x all-in-one zoom has amassed quite the following. As of the publication of this review, there are 82 user reviews that amount to an average rating of 8.52 out of 10. Head on over to B&H Photo Video 's listing of the 18-135 and there's an even more impressive 4.6/5 score amassed over 63 reviews. Furthermore, over 90% of each location's reviewers stated they would recommend the lens to others.
  • Pros: Weather Sealed and overall excellent build quality, Excellent kit lens for beginners as well as "foul weather standard zoom" for advanced users, Highly accurate, fast, and silent DC autofocus, Maintains faster aperture across entire range as compared to similarly sized 18-55mm kit lens, Great overall image quality, contrast, and color rendition with excellent center sharpness, Highly versatile 7.5x zoom from 18mm to 135mm (27mm-203mm equivalent), Compact - only slight...
  • Cons: Corners are terribly soft and lacking in contrast, especially at wider angles due to high distortion, Distortion at wider angles can be problematic, particularly indoors, Narrow focus ring and focus ring placement makes manual focusing cumbersome, Lack of focus distance scale, Vignetting is very strong at wider angles with little improvement after 2-3 stops, Long minimum focusing distance, Starbursts are relatively unattractive until stopping down past the point diffr...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6

pentaxforums.com
16 August 2011
  • Summary: The new Pentax 18-135mm lens is a very welcome addition to the Pentax lens lineup, and seems like a natural companion to the K-5 and K-30. It boasts impressive AF performance as well as above-average image quality, and offers a flexible multi-purpose zoom range, which when combined with its weather-resistant design makes for almost an irresistible combination.
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Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6ED AL (IF) DC WR Review

What Digital Camera
29 June 2011
  • Summary: Overall, this is a capable, compact and comfortable-to-use lens that has the capability to overcome a range of different challenges, both photographic and meteorological.
  • Pros: Fuss-free operation
  • Cons: Distortion at extreme focal lengths
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REVIEW: SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR

photodo
26 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Weather resistant, compact, sporting the new DC motor and all in a very compact package, this new Pentax lens is very appealing. Braving the English rain, we shall see if its performance lives up to its potential.
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Lens Test: Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DC WR

Pop Photo
1 July 2005
  • Excerpt: With the widest zoom range of any current Pentax lens (7.5X), the new 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 ($500, street) is the closest it has today to an all-in-one zoom. A 27–202.5mm full-frame equivalent, this is also one of the few lenses in its class with a weather-resistant (WR) O-ring on the lensmount. Other perks: A quiet DC AF motor and seamless shifting between manual and autofocus.
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Overall 8
8.0

SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR

ePHOTOzine
26 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Weather resistant, compact, sporting the new DC motor and all in a very compact package, this new Pentax lens is very appealing. Braving the English rain, we shall see if its performance lives up to its potential.
  • Pros: Superb handling, Weather resistance, Silent DC motor, Close focusing, Quick Shift manual focus, Visually appealing images
  • Cons: High distortion levels, High CA levels, Low fine resolution at longer focal lengths, High price
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Overall 4
4.3
Value for money 3
3.0
Overall quality 3
3.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Pentax SMC-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] WR - Review / Lens Test

photozone.de
28 August 2009
  • Conclusion: We were quite enthusiastic about the Pentax DA-SMC 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] WR at the time we received it. Regarding the high pricing of the lens we were expecting a very good performance throughout its broad zoom range and all that in a very compact, high quality body. Unfortunately the testing reality revealed a mediocre optical performance at best.
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Test av Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR

digital-foto.no
4 December 2013
  • Summary: Hvis du har testet Pentax’ billige kitoptikk på 18-55 mm vet du at den er spinkel, plastaktig og at fokusmotoren høres ut som et sagbruk. Dette objektiv på 18-135mm er derimot hva Pentax’ nye, gode speilreflekskameraer fortjener. Optikken er ... Utstyrsguiden er eksklusivt for abonnenter på bladet Digital Foto. Logg inn her , hvis du allerede er abonnent. eller Gå på oppdagelsesferd i alle våre tester av kameraer, objektiver og fotoutstyr.
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Overall 8
8.4

Test av Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR

digitalfotoforalla.se
28 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Optiken är liten, lätt, ljudlös och elegant, och beteckningen WR indikerar att den är lika väl tätad mot fukt och damm som de nya kamerahusen.
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Test af Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR

DIGITAL FOTO
18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Hvis du har prøvet Pentax’ billige kitoptik på 18-55 mm, ved du, at den er spinkel, plasticagtig, og at fokusmotoren lyder som et savværk. Dette objektiv på 18-135 mm er derimod, hvad Pentax’ nye, gode spejlreflekskameraer fortjener. Optikken ...
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