I wonder why the DA 18-135 has so little credit at photozone

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Andrew53 Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: I wonder why the DA 18-135 has so little credit at photozone
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I have lots of good expensive Canon and Leica lenses, but my favorite walkaround camera is the Pentax K-5 with the 18-135. Often technical reviews focus on what is technical and not what is useful.

A lens which is sharp enough, which is fast enough, which has a very useful focal length range and is small, light and weather resistant so it goes with me everywhere is not described in techical reviews. I have many more keepers from the 18-135 than any review would suggest. Frankly, if the deficienies of this lens are a topic of a photograph, then the photograph probably isn't worth looking at.

While not the best lens at anything it is good enough for almost everything it covers. That makes it one of my favorite lenses. This and the 31mm and I have 95% of my photography covered with 90% of the quality I like to have.

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