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The PENTAX DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM high-magnification zoom lens offers a 15X zoom ratio to cover focal lengthsfrom wide angle to super telephoto. Its extra ordinary wide angle-to-long-telephoto zoom coverage makes this zoom lens extremely versatile and handy, as it allows the user to effortlessly capture a wide variety of subjects, ranging from landscapes and snapshots to sports events, without havingto change lenses.
Reviewed by 3 customers
What's not to like? Mounted on my new Pentax K500 allows me to use this lens exclusively for more than general shooting. The auto-focus is fine, quick and quiet.
I always took it when i go to hiking. Its light and sharp.
The extended plastic tubes echo the shutter click of a K-5 as if it were a toy lens. It can feel and sound like a much cheaper lens in spite of the silent AF drive. However, I found the optics, especially when fully extended, to exceed my expectations. Unless I had plans to heavily crop or print 13x19 I would have no problem shooting with this lens for most any outdoor events (birding excepted) or indoor with extra lighting. I was delighted to find the lens lock is not needed as there is no lens creep, even jumping up and down...hope it stays that way. The focus speed is quite acceptable, precise and silent. However when at its maximum focal length the AF often fails in poor light. Until now the Pentax DA 18-135mm WR lens has been my walk in the woods companion but unless its precipitating, the 18-270mm will start making the walks. Overall I am pleased with the color and center sharpness at all focal lengths, and the zoom range compensates for the lack of solid feel that I found with the DA 18-135mm.