what could have been a great lens... listen up pentax, this will hurt

Started May 26, 2022 | User reviews thread
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Katmandude New Member • Posts: 1
what could have been a great lens... listen up pentax, this will hurt

I'll make it short and sharp.

Optically , this is a revered lens in my lens lineup. nothing short of stunning. tack sharp.

Electronically , this is a dumpster fire, in a mine field , in hell. Bought it factory fresh, spanking brand new as part of my architectural firms photo gear, and after 6 months , focusing  motor died. No issues at that point, under warranty from factory. So I got it replaced no problems. Only problem is that my 2 year warranty was now 6 months. And guess what happened after 6 months and a day (literally...) motor died again.... so I paid the second time to get it fixed. And After 6 months , again. so basically it's  a manual lens now.  From what I have found out through my contacts within the Pentax community, is that this lens is a lottery. Some times you get the alcoholic who crashes periodically, some times you get the athlete who never falters. I got robbed on that scale. I got the worst one.

Don't get this lens unless you intend to use it as a manual.

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Pentax Optio WG-2 Pentax WG-3 Pentax K-30 Pentax K-3 Pentax Q-S1 +14 more
Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Telephoto zoom lens • Pentax KAF2 • 21660
Announced: Feb 21, 2007
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