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8.0 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR

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Overall 10
10

Definitely 5 stars for it's used market price

Marktwain10 "Marktwain10", Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: I found one of these on the used market for only $23. It's one of the white colored ones, and is in brand new condition. My copy is actually sufficiently sharp for most needs even near the 18mm and 55mm ends with the aperture wide open. Either I got really lucky, or people are criticizing it a little harshly for being a kit lens? Comparing this 18-55mm to the Sony 18-55 I used to own ... it's clearly evident that Pentax makes a better kit lens.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic pictures for a kit lens

Emoya, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: The sharpness of the lens is very good. I've compared it to other more expensive prime lenses and it just as good as those lenses. The build quality is plastic, making it lighter. It does tend to hunt a little in low light, however, once locked in the lens delivers. Very good lens for the price.
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Overall 10
10

great product for the price

berny2, Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: I tried this lens out last week and loved it. It gives me the focal length and depth that I was searching for at a reasonable price. I could have used an adapter but I much preferred a complete lens to achieve the effects I was searching for. Now my Pentax lens set is complete.
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Overall 8
8.0

The description didn't reflect what I received -

Joel S Harris, Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: which was A Good Thing. The listing said DA-L (which is the cheaper, plastic mount unit) but what I received was the standard DA (metal mount). Needless to say, I wasn't upset. So far, so good as far as the actual product goes - it's a kit lens quite suitable for general shooting of pictures. It's no Limited prime, nor does it profess to be.
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Overall 10
10

Great Pentax kit lens, and great value for your money!

Elijah, "God bless!!!", Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: Excellent kit lens, one of the best build and image quality in its class. Best lens for your money, especially if you get it used for under under fifty bucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Basic

ACD, Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: Basic entry level lens that comes in nearly every beginner camera kit. If you're interested in really delving into photography, you will outgrow this lens in a matter of months. Moreover, you can find this lens elsewhere or used for around $20-$40. Bottom line, decent enough to get you started, but not a staple for the long haul.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kit lens

Rivadeneira Luis "Luis Rivadeneira", Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: This is a replacement lens for the kit lens that came with my Pentax, works fine and has a standard look. Good starting lens.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens, great price!

Jeff McCauley "Blackshirt", Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: This lens is very flexible, high quality, and very reasonably priced. Focus is perfectly sharp with no image artifacts. The only thing that bothers me about all of the K-DA series is the lack of an aperture ring, but I am slightly old fashioned.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good all-purpose lens.

Buck from Kansas "buckn", Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: I needed a good all-purpose lens t go with my others. This lens, although a bit slow, provides nice, crisp pictures at a wonderful price. A bit noisy when focusing, but I can live with that.
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Overall 10
10

Very good piece of equipment!

Shelly Durr, Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: Works great! Very happy with this product!! Good quality! Everything works as promised! Shipped quickly and safely. Love being able to take pictures again!!
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