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 Post subject: Pentax DA 18-250 Lens
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:08 pm 
I just exchanged my like new 21mm Ltd lens for a like new Pentax DA 18-250 Lens. I am really impressed with the performance. I needed a lens to schlepp around when I want to be a tourist in my adopted town of Paris, France. I wasn't expecting it to be this good. I must have used the 21mm only twice, thus the exchange.

Anyhow, I will give it a 4 out of 5.

Great lens for what it does and what a fabulous range.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:56 pm 
What a coincidence. My copy arrived today. I had to buy it 2nd hand as Pentax have stopped producing this lens, and none were to be found on the usual shops so I had to resort to eBay.

I had the Sony equivalent (which is a rebadge of the Tamron 18-250, like the Pentax) a while back and was thoroughly impressed by the lens. The biggest disadvantage of this lens is the slow max aperture (f/6.3 at 250mm) and the slow focusing speed. Optically, I've never had issues with the Sony variant and I'm not expecting any issues with the Pentax one either.

It's just a shame that Pentax have stopped producing these.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:26 pm 
I bought one for the wife a couple of years ago and she uses nothing else. She gets great shots with it too.
I know you guys will enjoy it. I'm ordering some Pentax Rubber Wristbands to go around the neck of the lens to keep it from creeping without using the lock switch. I'll give you guys a hollar when I receive them.

Here is how they work. I ordered 5 black and 5 red with PENTAX on them.


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