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

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

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax smc DA 17-70mm f/4.0 AL (IF) SDM Lens

Feb, 2016

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Pentax smc DA 17-70 mm f/4.0 AL [IF] SDM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax 17-70mm f/4 DA SMC AL IF SDM Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Pentax-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL SDM AF

 

Pentax describes the 17-70mm f/4 lens as a “standard lens with extra zoom,” a cute catch phrase. But “standard zooms,” as they're called, are one of the most popular lens groups. Using focal lengths from wide to tele really covers a lot...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

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

 

Even one or two years ago the offer of universal zoom lenses for amateur photographers was rather modest. Now the situation is definitely better and every manufacturer tries hard to present the potential buyers with a lens of wide focal lengths range,...

universal focal lengts range and decent fastness ; solid body ; very good frame centre picture quality ; good frame corner quality at 17 mm and more ; good chromatic aberration correction ; the lowest vignetting in its class ; high transmission and...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: fotoshooter_de (lenstip.com)

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: fotoshooter_de (lenstip.com)

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 (lenstip.com)

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: Jake (lenstip.com)

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: Corto (lenstip.com)

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: Whitewash (lenstip.com)

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.

Price

Cheap build quality

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Corto (lenstip.com)

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: Whitewash (lenstip.com)

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.

Price

Cheap build quality

May, 2010
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