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Pentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
8.8 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

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 indoor autofocus in low light is not good at all, but that is probably the camera.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

One Great Lens

Sifu, Adorama
26 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I am extremely pleased with the Pentax SMCP-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED. It is a great lens. I love the Bokeh. Image quality is superb. I like the fact it is water sealed, I use it with a K20D and K5 both of which are water sealed. I do a lot of photography on whitewater rivers while rafting and this is a necessary feature also living in Western Oregon I spend a lot of time in the rain. The aspect of the lens I am most happy with is the auto focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Bargain for a real performer.

cedarhillartisans, Ebay
1 December 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Serious Autofocus Problems

P. VANDALEN, Amazon
18 June 2009
  • Summary: First the good: This is an impressive lens in both feel and looks. There's no mistaking that this is professional glass. For portraits and non-flash situations like stage performances, I wanted a lens that was top-notch in sharpness and overall image quality. According to the specs and the various reviews, this lens delivers...and that's why I bought it. Now the bad: I got a bad copy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent so far

Francis E. Buckley "roody91", Amazon
6 February 2009
  • Summary: I have been using this lens for a couple of weeks now. I purchased to shoot my daughter's cheerleading competition in Disney World. In fact I am sitting in the airport now waiting for my plane to Orlando, while writing this. I bought this lens to replace a Sigma 70-200mm zoom. So far this is a much better lens. The SDM motor is great. Much faster and quieter than the motor in the SIgma (not HSM) I spent over $900 for the Sigma lens a few years ago.
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Overall 8
8.0

A sho' nuff lens!

T. Mckee, Amazon
7 May 2008
  • Summary: I just got this lens today and although I haven't taken it out the house yet the few shots from around the house impress me. Great build. No lens drift like the Pentax 25-250mm that I own. It's fast. The Pentax 25-250mm may have more range but the focus speeds can't catch the action stuff. This should be a great compliment to my Pentax K200D. Pentax is very underated as far as i'm concerned. This lens may be up there with some Canon's. Maybe!
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect, I love it

spot, Adorama
10 March 2008
  • Excerpt: If the AF-Motor would be a bit faster it would be a perfect lens. The Performance is very good, even with a wide open aperture.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Very solid construction. ...

anwa, WEX
11 February 2009
  • Summary: Very solid construction. All zoom and focus is completely internal so the front element does not rotate or trombone. Extremely sharp and contrasty. HSM focus does not appear any faster than screw drive - focus is accurate but not especially quick.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

VladimirRAAM, Yandex
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Единственный объектив, после просмотра фотографий которого на мониторе мне не захотелось править цвета.
  • Pros: Картинка, картинка и еще раз картинка. Даже на экране фотоаппарата видно, что стекло породистое и качественное. Цепкий автофокус и точный.
  • Cons: К сожалению, это объектив, который не каждый может себе позволить из-за цены. Автофокус медленный, но, как я понял, к нему подстраиваешься.
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