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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-DA 16-45mm F4
Sharp even wide open except maybe at 16mm where the corners begin to go soft. Bokeh is nothing to shout about but passable. AF is reliable at all focal lengths but on the slow and noisy side. Colour and contrast are very good, as is flare resistance. There is a fair bit of blue/yellow CA at 16mm which has to be corrected either in-camera or in post-processing.

Nice ergonomics with a wide zoom ring. Somewhat useless (not deep enough) hood is included. My sample has a good build - little if any decentering and no barrel wobble.

The cons are the size and weight of this lens and that it extends at the short end of the zoom. This makes it pretty useless for candid street photos.

Compared to the kit DA18-55 it is much better but not as convenient to carry around. Compared to the DA15 Ltd it is actually usable at f/4 and 16mm, but of course it is a fair bit bigger.

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