Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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geo444
geo444 Regular Member • Posts: 482
... 18-55 DA AL is a decent lens for the price, no more...

cgarrard wrote:

Pentax 18-55mm DA AL- weather sealed, non rotating front element, metal mount, smc coating (easy to clean folks), good max magnification for macro work, much better than competitors kit lenses by far. (About $80-140.00 USD currently)

Good luck!

Carl

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if you can buy this Kit-Lens for less than $50 like me, it's a bargain !

but it's Not - in any case - a Pentax High-Performance Lens

I tested it versus 30 years old Primes on a K5 :
= smc M 28/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/1.7 :
http://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,182747.0.html

at F/8, the border/corner sharpness of the kit-zoom was never on par with old primes

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