Great Lens

Started Mar 8, 2014 | User reviews thread
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This is the normal zoom to buy.

After being burned by another lens that failed out of warranty twice, I rented this lens to try before buying.

I liked it so I bought it brand new.

I would prefer it to be a screw drive focus, but Pentax seems to have figured out SDM and this lens does not have the huge number of reported failures as some of their other lenses...

I would say that buyers can purchase this lens without fear of premature failure.   Mine worked perfectly.  Though I still recommend an extended warranty for lenses.

It is excellent. Sharp, well built, and quick to focus. The range is perfect for an all round lens. While F2.8 is nice, F4 will get the job done nicely. I never missed F2.8. Not once. If I am really in low light I am shooting at F2 or F1.4 on a prime lens.

Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM
Zoom lens • Pentax KAF3 • 21740
Announced: Jun 3, 2008
Todd Ka's score
5.0
Average community score
4.6
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