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Pentax smc DA Star 50-135mm F2.8 ED SDM
8.2 out of 10

Pentax smc DA Star 50-135mm F2.8 ED SDM

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Overall 10

Picture quality comparable to prime lenses

kakaku, PriceGrabber
29 August 2008
  • Excerpt: This zoom lens is so sharp that it easily compares with prime lenses. This lens is heavy and large (so it's hard to carry around and impossible to shoot inconspicuously) and I wish it had a little more zoom range, but I love the picture that it produces. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Super sharp, high contrast picture. Quiet auto focus. Auto/Manual focus switching seamless.
  • Cons: Large size. Small zoom range. High out-of-pocket cost (worth it, though)
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Overall 10

great lens

pkim87, PriceGrabber
16 May 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a great telephoto lens for pentax. Its sharp when used wide open and gets sharper as you stop down. I haven't been able to use SDM as I have a k100d; but I've heard that it works well and is virtually silent. Good job pentax, keep it up.
  • Pros: sharp @ 2.8, sturdy construction, well priced
  • Cons: nothing that i can think of
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Overall 10

Great Lens

By RickV, PriceGrabber
8 February 2008
  • Excerpt: I shoot a lot of pictures for a school web page of various school events. I looked at this lens for a while mainly to use for basketball games and events in low light in the auditorium. When I received a couple of checks that were unexpected I bit the bullet and bought it.
  • Pros: fast, quiet, sharp lens
  • Cons: None found so far
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Overall 10

Super Lens as Good as it Gets

Snadley, PriceGrabber
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens. It is super sharp throughout its zoom range. The IQ is almost good enough to replace all your primes in this range. The constant f/2.8 is great for low light situations. The SDM is really quiet. K10D firmware must be 1.2 or later for SDM use.
  • Pros: Fast, super sharp, maintains sharpness throughout zoom range.
  • Cons: None really but its large but that's to be expected
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Overall 8

Review for Pentax SMCP-DA 50-135mm

blindye, PriceGrabber
6 October 2007
  • Excerpt: This is a great product, very perfect for Pentax DSLR K10D, and maybe good for Pentax DSLR K100D, too. The cons are: it is pretty heavy, not that easy to carry, and it is really expensive.
  • Pros: clearity, easy to use
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 9

User Review

11 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Commandé en catastrophe chez Pixmania avant de partir une semaine au Maroc. Réceptionné dans les 2 jours (merci Pixmania).C'est un vrai bijou! Un peut encombrant avec son pare soleil mais le résultat est là.
  • Pros: Ouverture, contraste, rendu des couleurs, tropicalisé
  • Cons: Prix ( cher mais justifié)
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