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03-04-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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New pentax DA 18-250

Jut picked this up yesterday to replace my 18-55 kit lens and my 80-200 lens. So far I love it. It's a fair bit heavier than either of the other two lenses but I much prefer the convenience of not switching lenses all the time. The amount of mechanic movement when zooming the lens is amazing! It more than doubles in length! The AF also seems faster. I'm not sure if it actually is given the GX-10's internal AF design. I did a search a couldn't find anything on this site about the lens. No reviews or anything. Does anyone here own one?

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03-04-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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I do not own this lens but Photozone has reviewed it here
03-04-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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I have had one for about a month and am generally very satisfied with it. However, as the Photozone review pointed out, there is considerable vignetting at 18mm especially when using a circular polarizer. The vignetting disappears at around 25mm. The 18mm setting is most likely used for landscapes and CP's are used for landscapes, a catch-22 situation.

Other than the vignetting, when the camera is pointed down, the zoom slides to its fullest extent. The major advantage with the lens is not having to change lenses while walking around and I think the image quality is great.
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