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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 8
8.0

a bit too short at the tele end

N E Body, Amazon
15 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens but very slow

Natali, B&H Photo
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I love this lens that I have been using for the last 2 years. In a good light environment, it functions very well. I have done a lot of nature photography and they are just perfect. But the flaw is inside in low light situation, it become very quickly a bit frustrating.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Sharp Lens, Very nice Bokeh

yygomez, B&H Photo
12 December 2012
  • Excerpt: So far Im very happy, Very Sharp, Nice Bokeh, wheather sealed, Accurate focus but a little slow
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, slow AF.

MR, B&H Photo
10 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Very sharp, great build quality, slow AF.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Goods well preserved

Terry, B&H Photo
10 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Find the ideal lens, you can shoot the ideal photo: )
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid general-purpose lens

Ian, B&H Photo
26 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Obtained this lens to upgrade from 75-200mm f/4.5 manual focus lens carried forward from my trusty old K-1000. The zoom range is very versatile, handling portraits, candids, and scenery.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Versatile zoom range
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with it

M the Observer, Adorama
22 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Really nice and clear photographs, it does focus somewhat slow but not too bad. The range is great, personally would prefer something like a 200 but that is just me. Where I was most happy with this lens was at weddings, I was really happy with it's performance especially outdoor weddings, since...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

one of the best of Pentax zoom lenses

leprince, B&H Photo
18 March 2012
  • Excerpt: not so many options of Pentax's mid/long zoom lense.60-250 is too big/heavy,this one is a balance of weight/performance
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as sharp as expected

ojay, B&H Photo
31 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Autofocus is okay but not great, may struggle in low light. If you shoot action photos, this is not for you. The contrast and rendition is good. The bokeh is buttery. In my opinion, this lens is not worth the amount placed on it. the sharpness is not anywhere near zeiss.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Zoom range good for portraits, travel

Oldrollei, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Fairly fast lens with good range for travel photos other than landscapes 16-50 for those. Autofocus fast enough, and works well in low light situations. Can handhold without blur at slow shutter speeds. Somewhat heavy.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice sharpness, Strong Construction
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