Good but not the best.

Started Oct 3, 2011 | User reviews
spoorthy
Regular MemberPosts: 450Gear list
Like?
Good but not the best.
Oct 3, 2011

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

CONS:
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)

 spoorthy's gear list:spoorthy's gear list
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
spoorthy's score
3.5
Average community score
3.6
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads