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