if this were the kit lens, more people would buy DSLR
Pollo, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: FANTASTIC, Yes and all the technical photographer jargon (bokeh, bla, bla, bla)At just over [$]it puts the kit lens to shame. Yes, it is a little noisy compared to my higher end gear, but the price!Why 4 stars?
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Great for lower light situations and creating bokeh. At wider apertures (F1.8, F2.0) the subject can appear blurry, but I felt this was due to the nature of a shallow depth of field and not the lens itself. It may be prudent to set to manual focus to obtain peak sharpness.
Excerpt: It was meant to be a part of the Pentax K-50 family and it is. Although I wish I could have afforded the f/1.4 lens, this lens works fine and is well made and a perfect addition to the Pentax K-50 family of DSLR cameras. Highly recommend it.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: i wanted to buy a lens which is good for portraits, after a lot of research i settled on this specific lens because of the reviews i read on internet about it and i must tell you that i am not disappointing this lens works perfect in low light and bokeh i amazing, price is the other factor i got...
Excerpt: I think, given the price, this is an exceptional lens and it's quickly becoming my favorite even for things where I might have another lens better suited to the task. Noisy as all of the screw-drive lenses, but I expected it. For the amount I spent, I couldn't be more pleased.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh