Such a Nice Lens

Started Nov 26, 2011 | User reviews thread
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hikenhi Regular Member • Posts: 498
Such a Nice Lens

This lens gets less credit than it deserves based on the reviews. Very optimal focal range for landscape photography, especially backpacking. I'll take the extra 4 degree maximum angle of view over the 17-55 off-brands extra 5 mm on the long end--way better for landscape photography needs. The lens build is so nice--needs to be if it's going to be your primary shooting lens. I love how the focus ring spins freely when you go beyond the upper and lower limits. The lens is sharp enough for what I do. The color is very rich, probably a little richer than my 12-24 especially beyond 18mm.


CA can be a problem but mostly at closer subject to Photographer distances. Not to sharp below f4.

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Pentax K-7 Pentax K-5 Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM +5 more
Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
Zoom lens • Pentax KAF2 • 21650
Announced: Feb 21, 2007
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