Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is one of the lenses I wanted most for the longest time. I've read reviews upon reviews about it, all saying stuff like "It's just like having prime lenses from 50mm to 135mm" But after a week with it, I am a bit disappointed.
Excerpt: For a lens with a pricetag like this the autofocus should be a lot faster. It's slow even in the Pentax range. First lens that I bought new and was a bit dissappointed, maybe half the price and it'd be very good.
Summary: I like the size and price of this lens, compared to similar optics from other manufacturers. The build quality is good, although I'd like it to be a bit beefier. The autofocus is fast, although not as fast as some other lenses in the medium telephoto-long telephoto zoom style. I decided to buy it because I knew it would work flawlessly with the camera technology I already had, and that it was a proven performer from a reputable company.
Excerpt: well since it's a DA* it's weather sealed, and the best of pentax. the photographic qualities of this lens concerning Image quality it's perfect.. it's reproduction of colors and contrast is amazing.. build quality is top class.
Pros: Sharp, fast, good build quality, weather sealing, great colors, silent AF, bokeh, lens cap is nice.
Cons: slow AF, not quite enough zoom at the long end, huge hood.
Summary: From the first shot I knew this lens was different. After rigours testing to try to find fault I can only say I was defeated! 'I LOVE THIS LENS' This is not my first prime nor the dearest lens I have ever purchased. I can definitely say this was a very satisfactory purchase. This lens is smooth and sharp and use under the right conditions produces awesome results.
Pros: Durable, Pro quality, Real Value For Money, Sharp Focus