No SDM failure on DA* 16-50!!

Started Jun 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mr Jam
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No SDM failure on DA* 16-50!!
Jun 1, 2012

I rented a Pentax DA* 16-50 from Borrow Lenses today to try it out and see if it is worth buying. Of course I know Tamron and Sigma offer cheaper, and supposedly better image quality, alternatives than this lens.

One thing in favor of DA* is its weather sealing; If you need it, you need it. One thing against it is the report of high SDM failure and now its high price.

I casually asked the clerk if they have seen any SDM failure in their lenses and she said she never heard of such a thing!! I Just wanted to share this as moral support for the owners of this lens reading numerous failure reports

As for me, I have used and have the DA* 50-135 and love that lens and hope the SDM does not fail on it. I have had good experiences with Sigma and Tamron lenses as well, but I don’t know if weather sealing is worth almost an additiona $900 for me with this lens.

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