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01-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Pentax DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM - samples

in this Japanese web site are sample images from this lens - to me they look disappointing and the price of the lens is FAR TOO HIGH!!!

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The lens does a pretty good job of controlling aberrations and flare, but apart from that it's what you'd expect from a superzoom. Have you seen our in-depth review of it?

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i have this lens and have 18-250 pentax
a think it is good lenses
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In the Japanese site you see full size 100% view of the images - and they are very soft and not sharp - just like the review here.

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i think that for daily use you recive very good results 18-270!!!!!!!!
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Maybe, Koper - I look for more than just daily use...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ronyzmbow Quote
Maybe, Koper - I look for more than just daily use...
Koper and Adam did sum up well: the DA18-270mm is an all-around lens, or all-in-one lens. There are pros and cons, and such an all-around lens will never have the IQ of a prime lens. But a prime lens will never have the flexibility of an all-around zoom lens... Many Pentaxians do have both (all around lens, high-quality zoom lenses and prime lenses), and I am among them. Each lens has its own uses and merits.

If you do not like the DA18-270mm (for example for its price), you may consider the older DA18-250mm or the new DA18-135mm WR. While some people are critical of these two lenses, many non-Pentax dSLR owners envy us for having the choice between a solid all-around lens (DA18-250mm) and a WR all-around lens (DA18-135mm).
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Koper and Adam did sum up well: the DA18-270mm is an all-around lens, or all-in-one lens. There are pros and cons, and such an all-around lens will never have the IQ of a prime lens. But a prime lens will never have the flexibility of an all-around zoom lens...

Many Pentaxians do have both (all around lens, high-quality zoom lenses and prime lenses), and I am among them. Each lens has its own uses and merits.
Well said, hcc, but the price!!!!!!!!!!!

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Having done a deeper look at the Japanese web site samples and I have to say that almost all of them are clearly not sharp!
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I shall have to compare the images to my Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DL Hyperzoom (which was quite cheap)
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