Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: New 18-55mm WR vs. 16-45mm
In reply to cgarrard, Nov 11, 2013

Personally I think the 16-45 is poorly corrected very low build quality and only redeeming quality is its sharp in the center.

There are very few lens I consider unworkable for me but the 16-45 comes close.

I think its reputation was built on a desire by owners to have a decent lens for the ist series and out of a cast of one the 16-45 had to be it.

It does not come close to the 18-55 in build and only just matches/beats it for any other parameter.

Given it is marketed these days as an 'upgrade' it's poor value and certainly not upgrade material when compared to 3rd party or 17-70, 18-135 type glass.

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Pentax Q Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM +11 more
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