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

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

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

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Overall 10
10

User Review

akshay869, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens is a real joy to use. I bought the K-3 combo this December and have been very pleased with the photos. With time, I figured out to use it even more efficiently. The lens has its drawbacks, especially the softness at corners but fortunately there are a few workarounds.
  • Pros: Flexibility, handling, built, AF, WR
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Kerry J. Beech, Amazon
29 March 2015
Overall 10
10

Robust, compact, useful range

Ted, B&H Photo
8 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Used with K5 IIs. Terrific walkaround general purpose lens that is robust with a small footprint. I a not a pixel peeper....just a very satisfied shhoter. Quick accurate focus and quite sharp for a slower zoom. It mates perfectly with the K-5 IIs.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

Great versatile lens.

Michael, B&H Photo
6 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I have this lens and I love it. No it is not a prime it is a zoom. This beats the 18-55 Kit lens hands down. The lens is surprisingly sharp. Yes you do some distortion at the wide end but nothing that can be fixed in post and it is only at the very corners.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

stsimmer, pentaxforums.com
5 March 2015
  • Excerpt: After pushing through all the negative reviews I decided that this lens could still be sharper than my DA 18-55mm WR. I initially had a K-30. On that camera it performed quite well. However, I recently bought a K-3. On the K-3 with AA simulation turned off, this lens is very sharp.
  • Pros: Sharp, sharp, sharp.
  • Cons: A bit softer at the corners, but still reasonably sharp
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic, not as sharp as a prime

Justin, Amazon
12 February 2015
  • Summary: Fantastic, not as sharp as a prime, but very very nice. Love it and makes a nice compliment to my kit.
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Overall 10
10

Great little all-weather lens.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 February 2015
  • Summary: Excellent lens. Paired with K3, K5 and earlier Pentax bodies back to 2004 versions and all functions work well. Couldn't detect noticeable distortion, CA or light falloff across all focal lengths. Have used in rain and snow and lens is sealed perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

UserAccessDenied, pentaxforums.com
2 February 2015
  • Excerpt: These were taken mid-day in January without a lens hood (didn't realize my lens came without one so now I'm on a hunt for a used bayonet...)
  • Pros: Sharp (for my needs), easy to use, great focal lenth, WR!
  • Cons: on second thought... NOTHING!
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Overall 10
10

perfect kit lens

Brad Shea, Amazon
31 January 2015
Overall 10
10

User Review

Pavel_Zhelev, pentaxforums.com
30 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I got the lens as part of my K-3 kit and I have used it extensively. The build quality is very good, is coming heavy but not too bad for the range. Sharpness is good as long as you know how to get it, apparently by my experience around f 6-7 the lens is dead sharp with a nice bokeh.
  • Pros: Compact, great range, fast focus
  • Cons: soft corners at wide angle, heavy
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