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9.1 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
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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. AF works surprisingly well in poorly lit indoor conditions, though. But all that is irrelevant. Colors! Sharpness! Contrast! This lens well deserves the Pentax name and * rating, because it is excellent.
  • Pros: Accurate AF, Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Slow-ish Tracking Af
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Lens

Bruce Bartlett, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Has become my go to everyday lens. Quiet and fast. Well worth the money!! A must have in your bag for any low light situations
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Overall 10
10

build tough works fine

dd, B&H Photo
1 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Take anywhere, not as heavy & big as the 60-250. Nice bookeh, clean crisp pictures.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excellent mid-range telephoto zoom

Zen, Adorama
27 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this used. My K-5 Pentax is not noted for autofocus, so I was surprised as to how much better it focused with this lens. I really love a fast lens. Worked great shooting a christening in the a dim light of a church. Great for low light candid shots. Used lens was better than rated. Lens hood was not included, but Adorama sent one later after I called Customer Service. A true measure of a company is not just price, but service == Adorama can through for me.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding versatile lens

PYUSMC66, B&H Photo
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens does everything I ask of it. It is heavy, but that helps me steady the shot. It is somewhat slow to autofocus, but I manually focus most of the time, and like to set exposure as well. Don't use it in auto mode very often. Would probably go with a faster lens for sports/action shots. I own many fine SMCP lenses from my k-1000 and Super Program film camers. Use this lens omn my K-20 with good results.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

I literally said - Wow

D. Au, Amazon
28 September 2013
  • Summary: Bought this lens with some trepidation because of concern over SDM failures. I "needed" a lens in this range and 3rd party lens makers really didn't have what I wanted. There were reports that the SDM was remodeled in 2012 (hope that was true and not industry talk) because of the failures in both the 16-50 and 50-135 models (shared the same SDM design). It was well into 2013 when I bought this lens.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Adorama
20 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Just used this lens on vacation and it was great. Is not too heavy, focuses true, awesome contrast. This lens might never leave my camera. Easy to hold and quick shift focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

If you are considering buying this lens dont hesitate, highly recommended.

daverob11, Ebay
9 June 2013
  • Summary: Purchased this lens to replace a 70-200 f2.8 which I found to be heavy and difficult to handle. I use a K5 camera with grip, this lens is just perfect, balances beautifully with this camera and the 50-135 focal length is so much more useful than the previous lens. The IQ is simply fantastic and has that certain quality that make images really pop. Autofocus on the K5 is fast, virtually silent and very accurate.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax Glass is among the best ever made

Phil B., Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: the 50-135 is an essential lens any serious photographer should have. Combining this with the 16-50 f/ 2.8 makes for a potent range of focal lengths.
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