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8.4 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 18-55 mm

This lens blends versatility with affordability, giving the casu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 18-55 mm

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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Lens, but You Can Do Better

J Anthony "tinglassman", Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Pentax fan; even more so now that they are free from the clutches of Hoya and now part of Ricoh. This IS Pentax's standard 18mm-55mm shipped with most Pentax DSLRs and it does perform well. That said, if you are really into photography, even a beginner, there are far better 18-55mm lenses out there for the same price point. Pentax actually makes other 18-55mm which are better quality.
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Overall 10
10

Used it since 2008

Truvor, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought it for my Pentax K10D and used the lens with that camera until I bought a K5 body in 2013. Now I use it on both cameras as needed. Good inexpensive lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Scam!!!

Deepak Manoharan, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: Afaik this is a non-WR and non-WR are cheaper that WR lens'. If someone who is not aware, buys this piece of lens for ~$155, then the customer is at loss.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Dave A, Amazon
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Lens works great! Focuses quickly in all but the lowest light conditions. Good, sharp pictures at a great price, waited a long time for a deal like this.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens good glass

Jeff, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: I ordered this used for 55 dollars what can I say for that price its a great piece of glass using on my k5ii it takes good quality photos not my everyday lens but it is one I use at times
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Overall 10
10

Very wonderful camera

E.J. Snippet "music and book lover", Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: Have an old Pentax as well as this one. Never use the old one anymore. But do love this camera as it takes such great pictures.
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Overall 10
10

Great build quality, compact, light & unobtrusive but expensive.

taltabooka, Ebay
7 December 2013
  • Summary: Despite it's excellent build quality the lens is compact & (relatively) light - the f4 maximum aperture helps here. It's great for Street Photography as, mounted on my K-5, it is unobtrusive & doesn't appear threatening (similar to the DA21 f3.2 which I also use for Street). It's excellent for "shoot from the hip" shots when you don't want to draw attention to myself as it is easy to hold relatively level when the camera is hanging from my neck &, being 15mm, has great...
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Overall 6
6.0

Sloppy Build, Touchy Focus

David Mace, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: Purchased in December, 2012, from Celltime, inc. Pick this lens up (hardly used, rarely carried, never abused), hold it by the zoom ring, and shake it lightly. What should I hear? Absolutely nothing. What do I hear? Rattle-rattle-rattle. Literally touch the focus ring, and this lens goes out of focus. Manually focusing with this lens is a bit of a problem. Touch it, focused, touch it again, not. Focusing manually is an exercise in light touch, and trial and error.
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Overall 10
10

Celltime Inc Great Company

Steven Wojtak "Retired INS/DHS Agent!", Amazon
8 April 2013
  • Summary: I ordered a Pentax lens for my Pentax K-5IIs that I ordered. The lens is the 18-55mm WR one from Celltime Inc. Not only was the shipping fast but they included for no extra charge a Zeikos filter and a free 5 year camera lens service contract. These extras are not listed in the ad. I plan on buying more from this company. I have not used the lens yet but I am off to a good start.
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Overall 10
10

Met my expectations at a great price!

K. Sheltra, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I received a great deal on this lens. The description was accurate and I was able to use the instructions to easily mount it onto my Pentax camera (as I had only used point and shoot cameras in the past)
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