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Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
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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 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 4
4.0

I got a dud

Jessica Heaton, Amazon
11 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens through a well-known used camera distributor, so I thought the AF problem would have been checked out and fixed. Nope. Towards the end of the zoom range, it could not find its focus. It would front focus, then back focus, over and over until it seemed to just give up.
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Overall 4
4.0

If only the auto focus worked

Bengo, Amazon
19 May 2012
  • Summary: My oldest auto-focus lens is a 300 mm f4.5 EDF lens bought in 1988. I have used it in deserts, rain and over rough terain so it have taken a few knocks and looks like it's been through the wars but still works as well now as it did when I first bought it, so on the strenght of this I bought another...
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Overall 4
4.0

Disapointed considering the hype

Gotcha, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Being a Pentaxian I had great hopes for this lens. Considering the ratng and the hype I was very excited to buy this. Expecially since I am shooting both a K-7 and K-5 bodys. This lens failed over and over again.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Lens... Horrible SDM

Terri In NE "Hlpr", Amazon
14 August 2011
  • Summary: This lens is as sharp, and powerful as others have stated... the bokeh is incredible. I have a K10D, and I only use this lens outdoors... I've been unimpressed with it indoors when compared to my 50mm prime.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unfortunate

Fake Name, Amazon
7 February 2011
  • Summary: I have had this lens for just over a year. I love everything about this lens except for the fact that I've had to send it in for repairs three times. The auto focus motor (SDM) just simply doesn't work. I don't use this lens all that much.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Outdoor Lens! (updated March 2nd 2012)

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 February 2010
  • Summary: When I first got this lens, my initial thoughts were "wow, this thing is gorgeous". I love the gold highlights, the green line near the mount, and the massive zoom and focus rings. The large front element makes this lens look like it means business. This thing looks fantastic.
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Overall 4
4.0

SDM Failure

A. Arena, Amazon
24 January 2010
  • Summary: I would guess that most people that review this lens do so just after they buy it. If I wrote my review then I would have loved it as well. Now just after it is out of warranty, the SDM failed. (SDM failure is becoming a common problem with Pentax).
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Overall 4
4.0

Nicht zufrieden

Ohara, Amazon
28 September 2012
  • Summary: Habe lange überlegt ob ich mir dieses Objektiv zulegen soll. Letztendlich doch bei Amazon bestellt. Von der Haptik, der Verarbeitungsqualität und der Schnelligkeit des Autofokus hätte das Objektiv 5 Sterne verdient.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Fotosidan.se
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Första intrycket mycket bra Har tagit några testbilder och bildkvaliteten verkar helt efter förväntan. Gediget bygge som utstrålar kvalitet. AF:en kunde varit snabbare Speciellt bra att objektivet inte ändrar storlek varken vid zoomning eller fokusering man slipper att det sugs in en massa damm.
  • Pros: Skärpa, kontrast, IF, kvalitetskänslan
  • Cons: AF inte speciellt snabb. SDM är felbenägen på äldre modeller av det här objektivet.
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