Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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geo444 Regular Member • Posts: 482
... that's why Pentax sells them 50$ / 40€ ?...

JNR wrote:

geo444 wrote:

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 :

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

... the Newer Version of the lens - especially at f/8...


what Newer Version than the 18-55 DA AL WR Kit Lens sold with the Pentax K-5 ?


... the lens is capable of performing far better...



especially when cropped ?

and that's why Pentax sells them 50$ / 40€ ?

if I re-do the Test using an EFs Kit Zoom 18-55 II vs Canon EF Full-Frame Primes...
... I will get the same difference in APSc Borders/Corners...
if not worse ?

comparing APSc Kit Zoom vs Full-Frame Primes in APSc Borders/Corners regions...
... is just terrible for most of the APSc Kit Zoom Lenses !
the FF Prime Lenses are sold 10x the price

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