Summary: When so much has been written by pixel peepers and those with professional photographer credentials, it's a bit intimidating for a casual enthusiast to attempt to review something as complex as Pentax DA 18-135 lens. I have no fancy testing apparatus, no stands, no charts.
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.