Good but not the best.

Started Oct 3, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Good but not the best.
Oct 3, 2011

This lens is fabulous but its not perfect here is what I think of it
1) fabulous build quality
2) great weather sealing
3) near silent autofocus
4) good center contrast
5) good color

1) very heavy and big
2) zoom ring very uneven
3) edge sharpness is pretty bad wide open
4) expensive ($800 vs tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for $400)
5) autofocus is pretty slow (not horrible though)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Pentax K-5 Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED
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