Summary: I bought this lens to have a light weight set-up with Macro capability when hiking. Macro shots are just great but one has to have a steady hand. Lens can also be utilized for Landscape pictures which are also good in quality.
Summary: There are plenty of other lens quality reviews. They are all correct. This(along with the other Pentax Limited lenses) is an excellent quality lens. I just wanted to share that with the B+W XS Pro UV filter, which is relatively low-profile to begin with, the factory-supplied push-on lens cap will...
Summary: The purchasing process was flawless as expected. Delivery was on-time. The lens has performed beyond my expectations. Now to save up for a 77 mm f/1.8 Limited. Thanks, Amazon and Pentax, for another great purchasing experience.
Summary: Very, very sharp. Used with a K5IIs ie. without the AA filter. I can't compare it to anything I have done before because it is easily superior. I have used film and digital before, but this pentax kit is the best I have used. Also bought the 15mm limited lens.
Summary: Very nice lens for walk around snapshots and macro's. Very versatile and light weight. Excellent, all metal housing, and a nice dampening feel when focusing manually. Capable very sharp photo's/macros.
Summary: I've gone sort of nuts buying Pentax lenses for my k5 and kx. I have the 10-17 Fisheye, 15mm Limited, 21mm Limited, 35 mm Macro Limited, 40 mm Limited, 70 mm Limited, 200mm DA*, 50mm Takumar m42 and just bought the 50mm f1.2 SMCA. I take a lot of events/street, flowers and nature shots.