Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL

Announced Dec 9, 2003 •
Zoom lens | Pentax KAF | 21507
Yoda boy
 

I purchased this new a few years ago and have never had any issues whatsoever.  This is a great all round lens.  Only wished it was AW/WR. To upgrade, went with DA* 16-50 which is weather sealed and has f 2.8 vs. f 4.  Colour of DA* was great but sometimes WB is really off, something I never experienced with the 16-45.  In truth, had I known how little the difference ( with the 16-45 often being superior ) I would never have spent the extra money on the DA*.  I highly recommend this lens if ...

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kentwosheds
 

I have had this lens since its release. The fact it is my most commonly used lens says it all. Optically very good though not as sharp as my Lumix 14-45mm/ G1 combination. Not the best balance with my K5, and it causes vignetting when built in flash used. One of its virtues is its close focus ability.

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