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03-01-2010, 04:10 AM   #1
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Pentax 18-55mm WR Lens Opinions & Sample Images

Anyone care to share any?

I am considering this lens as a temp stop gap for europe to go with my DA* 50-135mm as I don't have the money atm for a DA* 16-50.

03-01-2010, 04:33 AM   #2
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All 18-55 WR pictures, in a challanging situation. I had to go wide, fully open, and high ISO.
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Awesome photos, really impressive.
03-01-2010, 09:54 AM   #4
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Check out the Kit Lens Club thread for zillions of sample images. The "WR" version is the same optically as both the "II" and "L" versions. Build-wise, it's noticeably nicer.

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And here you have some samples at the other end of the spectrum: stoped down, low ISO, tripod and good lighitng:

Collection: ~ Burning Man 2009 ~

3/4 of these photos were taken with the DA 18-55WR.

Great little lens, i cant wait to head back to the desert this year again...
03-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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It's a great lens. Not as good as my Sigma 17-70, but much better than expected. And it's quite compact, which is perfectly aligned with the intended purpose I have for this lens (hiking and outside walks in challenging weather). The other such option is the 16-50, which is much larger.

Check the 2010 winter pictures in my gallery for samples.
03-01-2010, 12:54 PM   #7
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I don't love mine, but for general purpose shooting or poor weather shooting, it's worth more than it's price. For example, last night I went out on a shoot in Philly only to run into a quick shower. Rather than having to wait, I used the 18-55WR until the rain passed and then tossed on the DA15. It's a nice to have lens. Optically it is pretty decent around F8.0.

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