Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM

Announced Jun 3, 2008 •
Zoom lens | Pentax KAF3 | 21740
Todd Ka

This is the normal zoom to buy. After being burned by another l ens that failed out of warranty twice, I rented this lens to try before buying. I liked it so I bought it brand new. I would prefer it to be a screw drive focus, but Pentax seems to have figured out SDM and this lens does not have the huge number of reported failures as some of their other lenses ... I would say that buyers can purchase this lens without fear of premature failure.   Mine worked perfectly.  Though I still ...

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