Pentax Quality Control Strikes Again

Started Apr 23, 2015 | Discussions thread
DAVID MANZE Veteran Member • Posts: 5,763
Re: Pentax Quality Control Strikes Again

Qwntm wrote:

Joseph Tainter wrote:

I just got a DA 16-85. As with any new Pentax lens, I immediately took it out for a brick wall test. Sure enough, it is optically decentered, with bad weakness on the right side.

That's my second bad Pentax lens (out of two new lenses purchased) since last summer.

It's going back.


Dang. My recent experience has been the opposite. I'm 3 for 3. My 15mm HD, 20-40 HD and 70 HD were perfect right out of the box. And I tested them pretty hard too. All bought in the last few weeks.

Fixed focal lenses tend not to have the same problems, but you did well with the 20-40HD!

The more the zoom range the more demanding the lens alignment, if I remember rightly you were returning some a while back.

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