Excerpt: I held off for a long time before giving this lens a try, due to the poor review on Photozone. I balanced that against good reviews here, a pretty solid Popular Photography review, and many good reviews on Pentax forums.
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.