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Pentax-m 45-125/4.0 Zoom Lens *58
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
Old but still holds up
By Dana GVerified Reviewer from Worcester, MA on 4/1/2007
Pros:
Durable, Great Picture Quality, Versatile
Cons:
No electronic contacts
Best Uses:
Professional Work, Special Events, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax-m 45-125/4.0 Zoom Lens *58:

This is surprisingly sharp for a K era zoom. It has the SMC coating, so flare is better controlled than you'd expect from an older lens, but it is one of the old K series.

Surprisingly, it's sharp, even wide open. There might be a touch of distortion at 125mm, but you have to look for it.

No electrical contacts, so until Penatx decides to un-cripple the mounts on the digital cameras, you're limited to manual exposure or wide-open aperture priority.

It's a bit of a sleeper, though Pentax lenses have been snapped up quickly lately.

If you can deal with manual exposure, and want a nice alternative to the hyper-expensive 50-135 susper pro lens, go for it. I still use it with the *st D and the K10D.

Images shared by: Dana G

Crop of shot at 125mm

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Those aren't dust specks, Birds from same frame.

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