Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
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Good product but misleading product description
29 August 2014
Summary: I never realized how important WR really is until I spent time at Niagara Falls. I did not dare to take my camera out because my WR lenses are 50-135 and 55-300 which are too long when I was walking underneath the fall.
Excerpt: I use this as my everyday lens for vacations and around the house for my family and pets. After using it for a couple of years, my first copy got dropped five feet onto a wood floor and ever since has been not so sharp (still works though). So I got a second copy to replace it to use on my K3.
Excerpt: I bought this with my first ever Pentax dSLR body (a K-30) to start off with. I like the weather sealing and I've already made use of it shooting in a range of inclement and cold weather situations.
2 weeks and I think it will be my walking around lens
29 June 2013
Summary: Its not perfect, its not stunning, but its a solid walking around lens with WR. Since I wanted a WR lens for my WR camera there were only a few options. The Pentax 18-135 seems to fit the bill nicely. The zoom is great, the focus is rather quick. Slight noise in the motor.
Excerpt: very good lens not the sharpest lens in the bag, but that is the only knock against it. Very good general lens weather resistant with an amazing build quality puts all but expensive lenses to shame..
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I bought this as a walk-around lens for my K-5 when I'm on vacation. I already had the 18-55 AL II, which was the upgrade for the original K-5 kit lens. The Pentax 18-135 has a solid feel to it. It is definitely heavier than the 18-55 kit lens, but not heavy enough to be a problem.
Summary: This is a companion to my Pentax K-5 IIs I also recently purchased. I wanted a good well rounded lens, capable of handling most jobs. And this delivers. I wouldn't call it a pro lens by any means, but it can get very satisfactory images out of it. For everyday street photography, it works great.
Summary: It is a beautiful WR lens, takes beautiful pictures, and together with my K-30 you can shoot in a storm with it. It looses a star because it doesn't come with an adequate protective pouch, as other lenses in this price range do.
Excerpt: My normal travel kit is the Tamron 28-75/2.8 and the Pentax 15/4 Limited. But when I had the opportunity to go to India during monsoon season, I decided it was time to invest in a weather resistant lens.
Pros: Fast Quiet Focus Motor, Light weight, Versatile, Weather Resistant