bobtreat's reviews

  • Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-DA

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent for a Kit lens
    somewhat slow in low light f3.5-5.6

    Sturdy lens mount. Seems to be fairly rugged. Excellent print quality both resolution and color up to 11x14". Auto focus is quick & accurate. Lens is fairly small and easy to use. Can adjust manual focus without activating the AF/MF setting on the lens. Visible barrel distortation at 18mm not a problem. Very slight pincushioning at 55 mm not a problem. Light falloff at the corners is very slight and virtually nonexistant unless shooting at f3.5. In my opinion this is very, very good zoom lens.

    reviewed January 7th, 2007
  • Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    This is another very good & affordable Kit lens from Pentax
    Somewhat slow in low light f4.0-5.6

    Metal lens Mounts. Large rubber zoom ring. Quiet, quick & accurate auto focus. Quality of photographs very high for a kit lens and are comparable to much more expensive pro caliber zoom lenses. Good close focusing distance for macro shots (39.5" to 42.5" aprox) Quick shift AF/MF mechanism. For the price this lens is a steal!

    reviewed January 7th, 2007 (purchased for $227)