Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
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Excerpt: I got this lens in a kit bundle with my K-5 II, and what can I say, I'm impressed! Coming from Canon EF and Sony E mounts, I'm used to kit lenses being decidedly average, something you would only use until you could get a proper lens that wasn't full of CA and/or softness. Not so the DA 18-135mm. My copy of this lens is impressively sharp across almost all of the focal range, the only places where it can get a bit soft are at the very extremes of focal length.
Pros: Surprisingly sharp, especially for a kit lens. Solid metal construction. Metal bayonet.
Cons: Cost (when not in kit), unusual filter size (62mm), weight, quick shift focus ring can be difficult to use
Excerpt: If you are buying a new camera, get the kit with the 18-135 included. You'll be glad you did. Super convenient, small size, great bokeh, excellent auto focus, excellent flare control and it's weather resistant. Sharpness is fine for a zoom lens and amazing considering the range.
Excerpt: Alright, i was looking for a lens that was weather resistant. Fixed limiteds are not, and pentax offers few choises to go with their amazing WR bodies unless you dont mind carrying alot of weight and paying alot of money.
Excerpt: Chose this lens to bundle with my K-50 and havent regretted it. Its a compact and sharp lens and acts great as a walkaround especially if you're on holiday. AF is very accurate (in good light). Found sharpness to be decent across the whole zoom range and is very very sharp around F8. Ok maybe some softness in the corners at the long end of the zoom but nothing dramatic. Only real downside for me is the low light performance, where it was struggling to lock focus.
Pros: WR, Silent and quick AF, Great range, Quickshift
Excerpt: I was originally attracted to this lens because of the sharpness. I take photos at camps-for neglected and abused foster kids and in the past the 18-55 lens was just a bit short in some cases. This lens has enough telephoto that I should be able cover everything without having to change the lens.
Pros: Quiet and very fast focus. Very good sharpness
Excerpt: Because of some negative reviews I wasn't too keen on this lens. However I came across a camera store ex demo for a bargain price: irresistible for an LBA sufferer. I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Yes it can be a little soft in the corners but I have my primes for those situations. What's important is centre sharpness which is very good. It also gets you those gorgeous Pentax colours. For what it is I'm really happy with it.