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04-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #46
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I agree with many of the criticisms photozone states, but I still like the lens.

I would like it significantly less if I'd gotten it at the current market price, though.

04-16-2011, 07:41 PM   #47
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I agree with many of the criticisms photozone states, but I still like the lens.

I would like it significantly less if I'd gotten it at the current market price, though.
I think that's what it really comes down to. I have the lens and really like it despite it's "flaws". I also got a pretty decent deal on it, so perhaps it's easier for me to feel like the lens performs to my expectations.
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I dunno. This lens is clearly targeted to a different audience than me. It hasn't been on my radar at all, and even had it performed remarkably it still wouldn't be on my radar.

You want top notch? Buy the 16-50 and 50-135.
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I dunno. This lens is clearly targeted to a different audience than me. It hasn't been on my radar at all, and even had it performed remarkably it still wouldn't be on my radar.

You want top notch? Buy the 16-50 and 50-135.
...and then wait for them to die on you...

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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
...and then wait for them to die on you...
And not perform on par with the Nikkor and Canon counterparts...
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
...and then wait for them to die on you...
Are you certain that the DC motors are any better? It is really too soon to know how long it will take for them to burn out...
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And not perform on par with the Nikkor and Canon counterparts...
The 16-50 is questionable but the 50-135 is a pure Gem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I own all three lenses, and I can tell you that the 18-135 focus much faster than either the 16-50 and 50-135. Now, whether the motor is faster or it's just the design of the 18-135 that allows it to focus faster, I don't know. Regardless, in real use, the speed if the 18-135 AF is much faster.
Well, that sentence ("DC is slower than SDM") has been removed from the review...


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Well, that sentence ("DC is slower than SDM") has been removed from the review...
And now the final verdict has been removed.

Does Klaus regret his verdict, just because some people think he is wrong?

Not very proffesional

Of course, The lens Klaus had sent could still be a dud. So i dont blame him for anything, nor should anybody else!

IMHO, Pentax has sent back duds to people before, including me. I had a DA*50-135 sent to Hamburg to get back an even worse (another lens) example, without any explanation of why the first didnt get serviced. Swedish service shop confirmed this and saved my day though, and i had a perfect replacement back.

I somewhere read that this is behavior varies from office to office. Kinda sad for us in Europe when Hamburg makes the final calls regarding our warranties.

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QuoteOriginally posted by the swede Quote
And now the final verdict has been removed.

Does Klaus regret his verdict, just because some people think he is wrong?

Not very proffesional
Actually, Klaus is giving Pentax a third chance, as he (meanwhile) has posted on the verdict page. That's a lot of good will for a minor brand, but it is definitely no reason for criticizing Klaus bowing to furor.
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These sorts of lenses are always a compromise, the Canon equivalent is just as woeful. What I can't get over is the price of the Pentax 18-135mm - £560 here in the UK, is that a joke? I'm sure the build quality is lovely and it's weather sealed, but this is a lens; not an object for internet forum bragging rights.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
...and then wait for them to die on you...
My 16-50 has been into pentax twice under warranty. I dont think about it much; I prefer to shoot with mine rather than waiting for them to die. If they break, I'll send them in to be repaired.
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These sorts of lenses are always a compromise, the Canon equivalent is just as woeful. What I can't get over is the price of the Pentax 18-135mm - £560 here in the UK, is that a joke? I'm sure the build quality is lovely and it's weather sealed, but this is a lens; not an object for internet forum bragging rights.
As much as like the 18-135, if I had to shell out £560 for it, I would certainly think twice before getting one (and in all likelihood not buy it); I got a great deal and paid closer to the equivalent of £175 for my 18-135, which is really the reason I gave it a try in the first place
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It's $500 CAD at Prodigital = 361 Euros = 320 UKP.
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It's $500 CAD at Prodigital = 361 Euros = 320 UKP.
Add postage ? and 25% for import tax into the UK.
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