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Registered: July 2008
Posts: 2
Pentax 18-35mm f/4-5.6 AL SMC P-FA J review by kyrochan
Review Date: 7/15/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $150.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: sharp, no vignetting at all, full frame, light, no visible distortion, fantastic colours
Cons: filmsy build quality.

This lens is truly spectacular! I read the first review and I think the author has some f/b focus issues on his K10, the lens hasn't any distortion or vignetting, either wide open. Is light and fast and accurate on focussing. Photos taken with this lens are indistinguible from the ones I take with the 16-45mm. And it is light! Less than 200gr. Ok, this is a filmsy lens but who cares? If for an hand of bucks you got a lens that matches the 16-45 and is extremely sharp from corner to corner, from the first stops. And best of all when you mount it on a MZ camera you got an outstanding 18mm nearly whitout geometric distortion. I think that Pentax stopped to produce this beauty becouse they are afraid by its concurrency against the old 20-35 and the new 16-45... Look at the magazines no one has put on their pages a test of this beauty, I suspect Pentax has never send a copy of this to the magazine, But they decide to boundle it in the *ist project, and we know how much pentax has worked on the *istD. If this lens has been prouposed at the Pentax ist launch in a boundle at near 2000$ surely it an't be a bottle of coke.

PS If you consider the price/quality ratio this lens is a 10

Registered: May 2007
Posts: 24
Pentax 18-35mm f/4-5.6 AL SMC P-FA J review by rainerknappe
Review Date: 5/15/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $130.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: quick AF and good resolution for 6-MP-SLR
Cons: strong light fall off in extreme corners

At the Pentax ist DS this lens works good, but not at the K 10. So the limit is 6 MP. The lens offers real 18mm but on the long end it´s getting dark (f 5,6). At 18mm it shows strong extreme corner shading and a bit distortion - all in all a quiete acceptable middle-class-lens and very light-wight.

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 17
Pentax 18-35mm f/4-5.6 AL SMC P-FA J review by llbeanie1
Review Date: 1/1/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 


excellent and small lens


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