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Pentax 17.5 / 5,6 Fisheye

Pentax 17.5 / 5,6 Fisheye
alaAverage 4.1

29 reviews

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Pentax 17.5 / 5,6 Fisheye. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

price, usability

On average, users rate this product 82/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Alan, (

Very Sharp and Quiet Auto Focus Zoom Lens!


After several days waiting for dropshipping from Pentax, I received the lens. It's heavy and good quality. very sharp picture. Pentax's SDM makes the lens quietly and quickly auto-focus. I love it very much!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: dawsonjm (

Pentax 17-70mm f/4 AL IF SDM SMC DA review by dawsonjm


This lens has rarely been off of my K20D since I bought it last summer. It has a great range, and is a great upgrade from the kit lens.

Sharp, reletively light, great color and IQ

Not weather sealed, just a tad slow

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: fotoshooter_de (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


a lens for most situations, holiday, macro, portrait, landscape...

allround zoom, good sharpness, typical distortions, rel. goodbuild quality, good close-up range

plastic lens tube, no constant sharpness over the zoom-range

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Jake (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


i have used pentax slr cameras only, i started back in 1976 and have been totally happy till i atached this to my K20D.

i can't think on any

not clear in low light, after the picture is taken and i try to zoom in the clarity falls off fast. i would not recommend this lense to any one

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Whitewash (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


Only an average lens. Consider the sigma equivalent as an alternative - useful wider aperture at 17mm. Oh and remember Lance B will "boost" anything Pentax.


Cheap build quality

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Corto (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


Wonderful trans-standard lens, that would not leave my bag for any reason.

Very confortable range, quickshift very appreciable. Very sharp beginning at 17mm. Very silent too thanks to SDM

Only f.4

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Graham Dyke (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


I purchased this lens used for £270, So I thought I got good value for money. I was wrong, although the image quality was good, centre and edge. Colour and contrast was also nice.The real problems with this lens are build quality and its inability to...

Good sharpness.Nice colours.Good contrast

Inability to focus in low contrast areas.Very poor build quality

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Lance B (

Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM


Highly recommended all purpose zoom.

A great all purpose zoom. Overall IQ is very good to excellent and the zoom range almost perfect.Excellent build quality and nice handling

Bot quite as sharp as I would like at the long end, but still a very good performance and comparable with any other zoom in this range

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


Autofocus:No / Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Pentax/Samsung
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras