10 out of 10 points and recommendedExtremely sharp and quite.its a little heavy, but I can live with it.
The build qualit is very good and should last me a for years to come. The Images have been extremely sharp you might say magnificent. the supersonic drive motor is very fast and smooth. The wide foucs ring is great along with the override autofous witch is easy to get to without looking around for it. I would highly recommend this len.reviewed March 21st, 2010 (purchased for $1,029)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedIts a very small lens, pull out len cover, witch you can adjust to your needs.almost to small.
I have bought a number of prim and limted len's from Pentax, all have been of high quality and construction, the best part is the picture quality,and extreme sharpness of the pictrues, not just sharp but stand there and look at all the detail sharp,sharp. you won't go wrong buying this lens if sharpness is what you are looking for in a Macro lens.reviewed July 18th, 2010 (purchased for $699)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedPictrue quality is as good if not better then len's costing $4,000.00 and higherNone
If you could only afford one high quality lens per year, this one would be the one I buy. Images are sharp and clear, the motor is very quite, and very forgiving,and supper fast. it's a great wide angle lens. I use this lens in Yosemite this year, and the photos are so clear and sharp, that I did'nt have to spend all my time in photoshop, doing small adjustments to make it a great photograph.reviewed July 18th, 2010 (purchased for $899)