Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
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Great all-rounder lens!
Eric Keith Smith, Amazon
16 May 2015
Summary: Nice single lens that covers wide to telephoto. Perfect lens when you are on the go and don't want to carry extra lenses or change lenses. Mine came with the Pentax hood and caps. Excellent deal!
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.
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.
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.
Summary: In the center, this is a 5 star lens at all focal lengths and f-stops. At the right and left sides it is a 3-4 star lens. In the extreme corners it is a two star lens and deteriorates to a one star from 100mm to 135mm.