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Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
9.0 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

PHILIP D LANUM, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: It appears that this will be my primary go to lens for shooting the non-profit events I support.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broken after very few times used

Rafael H. L. Garcia "Teo", Amazon
2 March 2015
  • Summary: Superb lens quality and good construction. However, after three years and just few times used (around 10 photo sessions), the SDM motor stopped. I had to send it to repair. Now I have to use it with the screw motor from the camera.
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Overall 10
10

Zoom that rivals primes

GeneV, B&H Photo
1 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I'm normally a prime shooter, but this can make me leave more of them at home. The construction is first rate, including water resistance and that intangible quality of the shot is there. It is terrific as a portrait lens, and it is long enough to catch some action shots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Few redeeming qualities

Dewy N. Howe, Amazon
18 February 2015
  • Summary: I am a devoted Pentax (or whoever the company is now) customer and this is the lens that should have a free recall. but I'll get into this is a bit. Given the money this lens costs, I am sorry I ever bought it; yet, at any price, it is almost worthless.
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Overall 10
10

Glad I bought it

Crazy Carl, B&H Photo
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens when I bought my K-30 because it was on sale. Now I wish I would have gotten the body only because I don't use kit lenses anymore. Auto-focus is super quiet, pictures are great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

High Class, High Cost, Low Reliability

Masta' C, Amazon
1 October 2014
  • Summary: The DA* 50-135 is a fantastic lens in ALMOST every way. Until I ran into reliability issues with the silent focus motor on two separate copies forcing me to switch over to the discontinued but very similar Sigma 50-150 as my "go-to", I used the DA* 50-135 almost exclusively for portraits, artistic...
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Overall 8
8.0

a bit too short at the tele end

N E Body, Amazon
15 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

John J. Wedrall "Slot Car Bug", Amazon
6 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Love it!

Dj, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
Overall 10
10

Wonderful

karro, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Since I've owned it for a couple of weeks only, can't really comment on the SDM durability, but for now it works fine. I haven't used other cameras with speedy lenses to compare, but for me, the AF speed is OK. Tracking AF feels kinda sluggish, though.
  • Pros: Accurate AF, Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Slow-ish Tracking Af
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