Almost a Pentaxian but... optical quality of lenses??

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Almost a Pentaxian but... optical quality of lenses??
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So I love the K5 IIs and after waiting for years for Nikon to upgrade the D300s I'm tired of waiting but I'm amazed to see that the optical quality of the Pentax lenses is so poor, I've gone through Photozone.de's tests of the 18 to 55, 18 to 135 etc and also checked them out on SLRgear's site and the lenses do poorly in terms of optics, I don't want to get the K5 IIs only to find that the lenses available for it are mediocre at best...

If I look at the entry level Nikkors (16 to 85mm, 18 to 105, etc) they blow the Pentax lenses out of the water for optical quality, this is an issue for me as I prioritise IQ... any thoughts, advice and/or insight would be appreciated.

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