Pentax vs. Nikon....are there any Pentax shooters that have used a d7000 or d7100?

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Re: Pentax vs. Nikon....are there any Pentax shooters that have used a d7000 or d7100?
In reply to tassosDA, 7 months ago

tassosDA wrote:

According to photozone.de the 18-135 is one of the worst zoom lenses of Pentax! The sample they tested was actually so bad that they sended it back to Pentax- Germany to ask if it was defective. The reply from Pentax ( after testin the sample) was that the lens was whithin factory specifications!!!

A terrible tragedy. Pentax Germany should have replaced the lens because it was surely defective. Try listening to actual users, you will hear a different story. A properly functioning DA 18-135 outperforms the DA 18-135mm throughout their common range.

Here's a report that compares the DA 18-135 to similar lenses from Canon and Sony. The Pentax scored below the new Canon and above the Sony and previous Canon:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52109191

Aside from the Pentax Forums In-Depth review, check these reviews:

http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2011/06/lens-test-pentax-da-18-135mm-f35-56-dc-wr

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/smc-pentax-da-18-135mm-f-3-5-5-6-ed-al--if--dc-wr-lens-review-16544

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