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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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Five Stars

PHILIP D LANUM, Amazon
8 April 2015
  • Summary: It appears that this will be my primary go to lens for shooting the non-profit events I support.
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Zoom that rivals primes

GeneV, B&H Photo
1 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I'm normally a prime shooter, but this can make me leave more of them at home. The construction is first rate, including water resistance and that intangible quality of the shot is there. It is terrific as a portrait lens, and it is long enough to catch some action shots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Glad I bought it

Crazy Carl, B&H Photo
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens when I bought my K-30 because it was on sale. Now I wish I would have gotten the body only because I don't use kit lenses anymore. Auto-focus is super quiet, pictures are great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Five Stars

John J. Wedrall "Slot Car Bug", Amazon
6 August 2014
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Love it!

Dj, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
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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.
  • Pros: Accurate AF, Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Slow-ish Tracking Af
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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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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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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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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