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06-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Samsung 16-45mm ED AL

Just a quick note for those who might come across this Samsung lens and wondering if they are a worth buy. I bought this lens off ebay for $200 in a mint condition, I suspect I would have to pay some $50 more for its Pentax twin in the same shape.
As far as I can tell, this lens is identical to Pentax 16-45, except the rubber on the zoom and focus rings has different/finer pattern. It is made in Vietnam, same as the later Pentax lenses.
Picture quality is probably identical to Pentax as well, one thing is for sure, my kit 18-55mm lens is no match for this this Samsung in all aspects.

06-15-2010, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yes, both are literally the same lenses in different packaging. If you are not a Pentax label fannatic, the Samsung version could save you some money.

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