9 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent image quality Ã¢â¬Â¢ Build high quality Ã¢â¬Â¢ Silent and fast AF Ã¢â¬Â¢ In-door versatibiltySome vignetting Ã¢â¬Â¢ Weight and size Ã¢â¬Â¢ Specific handling of the K10D + 50-135mm
With this new lens, we're dealing with truly professional gear. I would say that the DA* 50-135mm is the lens the K10D was waiting for. As always with Pentax, ergonomics and ease of use are great.reviewed September 28th, 2007
But this comes at a price, in term of weight and size, which may imply a learning curve, and also a stronger bag and a solid tripod.
Most important, image quality is excellent.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedBuild high quality - Silent and fast AF -Lens and image quality - In-door versatibiltySome light vignetting
With this new lens, we're dealing with truly professional gear. I would say, as for the DA* 50-135mm, that the DA* 16-50mm is the lens the K10D was waiting for.reviewed April 21st, 2008 (purchased for $800)
As always with Pentax, ergonomics and ease of use are great. The weight and size of the lens are normal.
During my test today, I haven't felt the limitation to 50mm and haven't missed the extra zoom provided by the DA 18-55mm.
Most important, image quality is here and I had a lot of fun.