Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

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geo444
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... that's why Pentax sells them 50$ / 40€ ?...
In reply to JNR, 10 months ago

JNR wrote:

geo444 wrote:

if you can buy this Kit-Lens for less than $50 like me, it's a bargain !

but it's Not - in any case - a Pentax High-Performance Lens

I tested it versus 30 years old Primes on a K5 :
= smc M 28/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/1.7 :
http://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,182747.0.html

at F/8, the border/corner sharpness of the kit-zoom was never on par with old primes

... the Newer Version of the lens - especially at f/8...

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what Newer Version than the 18-55 DA AL WR Kit Lens sold with the Pentax K-5 ?

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... the lens is capable of performing far better...

http://jamesrobins.phanfare.com/6289748#imageID=200928066

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especially when cropped ?

and that's why Pentax sells them 50$ / 40€ ?

if I re-do the Test using an EFs Kit Zoom 18-55 II vs Canon EF Full-Frame Primes...
... I will get the same difference in APSc Borders/Corners...
if not worse ?

comparing APSc Kit Zoom vs Full-Frame Primes in APSc Borders/Corners regions...
... is just terrible for most of the APSc Kit Zoom Lenses !
the FF Prime Lenses are sold 10x the price

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