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06-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Photozone.de tests the DA18-55WR

Here you go: Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR - Lab Test / Review

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Pretty much expected and in keeping with Mk II results.
Resolution scores are excellent for this budget lens, with the exception of corners at 18mm.
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Damning with faint praise, as they say.

All I got from that was "serviceable, stopped down to f/8 in poor weather".

Sadder news: I have one. For poor weather.
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Well, it is a kit lens. Even if you buy it separately, they only run 140 dollars. Obviously, you can take good photos with it, you just have to avoid its weak areas.

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At 55mm, it is already at f5.6 wide open.
06-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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It's a fair enough review. It talks about strengths and weaknesses, and gives the lens a good score. I like the WR lens a lot and the review matches my experience of it.

Another thing worth noting is that the DXO module for the DA18-55 II works fine with the WR version of the lens.
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