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Pentax smc P-DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED/AL Zoom Lens

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7 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Pentax 16-45mm F4.0

 

The Pentax 16-45mm f/4.0 ED AL zoom lens is the first DA lens from Pentax (small APC sized image circle), so it's has been out for about five years now. The built quality is excellent, and images are sharp throughout the range. F4 is not the fastest,...

Excellent quality ;

None so far ;

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Great Replacement for Standard Kit Lens

 

I wanted a replacement for the 18-55mm kit lens. The kit lens is a great value but I wanted an upgrade. After much research I decided on this lens. After only a few "snapshot" type shots I knew I had made a great choice. The lens performed great...

16mm wide angle, Fixed f/4, super sharp, great for landscapes, very light weight ;

My copy hunts for focus in low light, Just a bit slow for indoor natural light shots ;

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excellent sharpness, Light weight, No vignetting!

 

I recently switched my prime zoom lens from 18-55mm to this. I was happy with 18-55mm, but there was something missing. It wasn't that sharp, and suffered from vignetting at 18mm. With current $100 rebate, I decided to try 16-45mm f4. What a...

Sharpness, Light weighg, No vignetting, fixed minimum f-stop ;

Gets longest at widest angle (16mm) ;

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wise upgrade

 

This is DA lens designed for DSLR. With 1.5 focal length multiplier on Pentax DSLRs, this lens is 24-67.5mm (35mm equivalent). It is a super wide to standard zoom lens which is very useful for landscape and outdoor portrait. For indoor activities,...

wide angle, f/4 full zoom range, sharp, fine color control ;

underexposes a bit ;

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Good standard zoom lens for K10D.

 

I purchased this for my new K10D. Indoor focusing was surprisingly faster than I have expected. F4 is slow for indoor pictures, but thanks to shake reduction of my K10, I can take good pictures at even 1/8s shutter speed and ISO 1600. Most of all, I...

Covering wide and standard angle, good color and sharpeness, Good focusing even dark indoor ;

Vignetting at wide angle with hood. F4 is slow for indoor pictures. Somewhat noisy focusing ;

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Zoom Zoom

 

I replaced the kit 18-55mm lens with this one and I can honestly say that they have Nothing in common. The first thing that surprised me about this lens is its focusing ability. Images are very sharp and natural looking.This is my choice for a walk...

High Quality buildFast AF performanceSharp ;

SizeReverse zoom ;

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Pentax smc P-DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED/AL Zoom Lens

 

Covering wide and standard angle, good color and sharpeness, Good focusing even dark indoor ;

Vignetting at wide angle with hood. F4 is slow for indoor pictures. Somewhat noisy focusing ;

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