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8.7 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 6
6.0

User Review

bobkits, pentaxforums.com
16 June 2014
  • Pros: WR and quick auto focus
  • Cons: I CAN SEE THE BUTTER AT 70-135MM.EXPENSIVE
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

gooseta, pentaxforums.com
10 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I haven't owned many lenses but this is by far the worst. I returned it after 2 weeks, and I was stunned how bad it was. Throughout the range you get kit lens sharpness, and 135mm is mush. Distortion is apparent at 18mm and the midrange. Bokeh is harsh. The autofocus and the wr is a plus, but really this is a kit lens with a long end, and is worth around $200.
  • Pros: wr, range
  • Cons: sharpness everywhere, tiny focus ring, price
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

disya2, pentaxforums.com
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: On the positive side of things, first I should mention is its build quality. I own DA* 16-50 and the build quality of this lens is comparable. It also looks at its place on the K-7 and balances it good. It is small, lightweight yet sturdy lens.
  • Pros: build quality, WR, versatile zoom range
  • Cons: image quality
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Chex, pentaxforums.com
29 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought this new in late Feb. 2011, After using it frequently this summer (my better half prefers the versatility and AF), I found myself giving up on this one, it's a nicely built lens and balances out well on the K-5, but the soft corners, and heavy barrel distortion, and vignetting, AND CA's... and and and. Eventually I found myself just taking this lens off when I go shooting and throwing on any of my other lenses.. even my broken Takumar-A 28-80 Macro is better IMHO.
  • Pros: Focal Range, WR, Build Quality
  • Cons: Sharpness, Vignetting, CA's, Distortion, Price/Value
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

kesong, pentaxforums.com
26 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Based on the other user's description, I think my copy is not a bad one. It is just what it is.
  • Pros: Light, compact, build quality
  • Cons: Distortion, CA, corner softness
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Vern Dewit, pentaxforums.com
25 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I don't think a rating of '9' is very realistic for this lens so I'm adding my perspective so that potential buyers are more aware of the issues with it than I was when I researched it.
  • Pros: Weather sealing, Focal range, Size, Wieght, Color rendering
  • Cons: Soft edges, CA, Cost
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I hoped for

DJaxon, Adorama
17 January 2011
  • Excerpt: For the price and after some of the reviews I've read, I expected better from Pentax. The tests and images I've taken so far show noticeable vignetting -especially with white backgrounds- and noticeable PF from 18-55 and noticeable CA from 55-135. The resolution and image quality is actually poorer than the kit SMC 18-55 DA II that came with my k200D. My old Vivitar zooms have better resolution and the Vivitar 75-205 close focus shows no PF and slight CA in comparison.
  • Pros: Easy To Clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Very quiet focus, Weather resistant
  • Cons: CA in tele, Expensive, PF at wide angles, Soft at 135, Vignetting
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

fotopluskino, Yandex
13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Когда покупал зеркалку от PENTAX, имел ввиду, что
  • Pros: Хороший диапазон фокусных.
  • Cons: Очень большой разброс разрешения по полю кадра, притом несимметричный, особенно на открытой диафрагме. Плохая светосила. В общем в диапазоне фокусных китового (18-55) объектива ничем не выигрывает. Жалею что купил его за 22т.р. Избавился от него. Если такой экземпляр достался только мне, то очень сожалею, что любимая мной "PENTAX" так опустилась в плане качества своей продукции. С учётом теперешних цен, цена его должна соответствовать качеству и быть вдвое ниже, - нап...
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 10
10

Obiettivo solido e robusto, qualità ottica discreta.

Paolo-paolo, Ciao
7 April 2012
  • Summary: Ho acquistato questo zoom in abbinamento alla mia eccllente Pentax K-5, oltre un anno fa, L'ho preferito all'obiettivo standard 18-55, principalmente perché ha una buona escursione che lo rende un prodotto tuttofare, spaziante dal grandangolo equivalente ad un 27 mm (nel formato 35 mm, ossia quello della vecchia pellicola) allo zoom equivalente ad un 205 abbondante.
  • Pros: Ottima costruzione, molto robusta .  Buona escursione focale .  Weather resistant .
  • Cons: Qualità ottica migliorabile .  Vignettatura alla massima lunghezza focale .
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Anonymous, Nadavi
18 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Объектив не однозначный. В принципе не плохой, но за свои деньги он не очень резкий, и довольно темный.
  • Pros: - Влагозащита
  • Cons: - Темный
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