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03-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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18-135 "problems"

Pentax got flamed quite a bit when the reviews of said lens started emerging. Especially about the distortions.

But don't you see?
Pentax makes the only fisheye superzoom in the world!






03-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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That's one way to look at it ...

QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
Pentax got flamed quite a bit when the reviews of said lens started emerging. Especially about the distortions.

But don't you see?
Pentax makes the only fisheye superzoom in the world!
Bonjour Giklab,

I have never experienced this lens, but the various reviews (plus even here on PF = 8/10, both "in-depth review" & database, for a rather expensive lens) have not encouraged me to try it out either ...

Salut, J Frog

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03-30-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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I'm not sure "distortion" necessarily translate into fish-eye
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It's still one of my favorite lenses- awesome AF + versatility = justified imperfections in IQ.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
It's still one of my favorite lenses- awesome AF + versatility = justified imperfections in IQ.
You forgot weather resistant, I love mine maybe the purists with their case full of primes just don't get it.
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This lens is about compromise. It's a great snapshot lens with its quick AF and compact design.

At 55mm I found it's image quality to be worse than the 18-55II, 55-300 and DA* 55. I ended up selling it for the 17-70.
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I like my 18-135. I stroll around Oaxaca and the 18-135 is what is almost always on my camera.
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Come on guys, it was a joke...


PS I'm alteady decided on it, no need for encouragement

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Yikes ...

QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy97 Quote
This lens is about compromise. It's a great snapshot lens with its quick AF and compact design.

At 55mm I found it's image quality to be worse than the 18-55II, 55-300 and DA* 55. I ended up selling it for the 17-70.
Ouch ... compromises, yes, but this is why this lens is nowhere on my radar screen as a possible acquisition. A real mixed bag ... J
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Let us know afterwards ...

QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
Come on guys, it was a joke...
PS I'm alteady decided on it, no need for encouragement
Well, I knew that ... once you have it, give some impressions, SVP.

A+, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Poitiers Quote
Well, I knew that ... once you have it, give some impressions, SVP.

A+, J
No problem, but I'm coming from a N* kit lens and Tamron 70-300 VC, and am currently satisfied with that level of quality, so I don't know how relevant I am.
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QuoteOriginally posted by patrickt Quote
I like my 18-135. I stroll around Oaxaca and the 18-135 is what is almost always on my camera.
Ok you have to link us to the pictures of Oaxaca - or at least PM me the link, thanks
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