Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR

Announced May 20, 2009 •
Zoom lens | Pentax KAF | PTX 21880

This was to be a cheap, weather resistant walkaround zoom for my new K-5 II S. On the surface, it seemed like a good bet with a tight, modern build, full-time focus override with a distance scale, metal mount, non-rotating front element and weathersealing... not to mention a nice hood included.  Seemed like a lot of lens for $150 USD new. No zoom creep, very smooth focus and zoom rings for a kit lens and fast (but very noisy) AF using the K-5 II S's screw drive motor. I think what gets me ...

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