conradj's reviews

  • Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL SMC DA WR

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    weather resistance, image colour, light weight, good resolution
    not the absolute zenith of optical performance

    Came with my K-7. Had to return the first 2 examples of this lens, first due to optical probs and second to both optical and mechanical probs.

    Third one was a keeper. Very good sharpness in the center of the image when stopped down to f8, good rez at the edges. Some chromatic aberration and vignetting. Colour is great, contrast ditto.

    Love being able to take photos outside when it's pouring rain or snowing.

    i usually have the camera on a tripod when i'm using this lens, but the K-7 balances quite well in the hand when it's mounted.

    reviewed January 22nd, 2010