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Deal on Pentax DA 17-70 F/4 (< $400)
Posted By: IchabodCrane, 05-01-2015, 04:52 AM
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05-01-2015, 07:41 AM   #2

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I owned one of these a long time ago. Great lens, optically, but I considered it excessively fragile. Auto-focus went wonky after a 6 inch fall onto a carpeted floor. Had it repaired, sold it. I forget if it was a warranty-covered repair or not. Don't think so.

The Pentax SDM lenses have a reputation for failure.
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I have this lens too. Optically it's great, but the build quality does not quite match that imho. There's a lot of play in the barrel. Or at least there is now, after several years of owning and using it.


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