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06-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #226
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I have to ask . . . did Hoya TM or patent the SDM-POS.
Yes, but under an assumed name. I'm sworn to secrecy so I cannot say more

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Photozone, lenstip and others have tested this lens and feel it doesn't better the original kit 18-55 and found it's price/performance ratio wanting.

Pentax came late to the party with this lens with Nikon bringing their 18-135 out as a kit to the D80.

Even though it's now considered old the Nikon lens which is cheaper, is optically much better.

The 4 stars given by other sites is mainly for the Pentax's construction
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Chasseur d'images said it is pretty ok as expected for such lens. But expensive of course.

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