on 5 July 2015
Purchased to be used with a K10D DSLR with the software updated to 1.31. Taken a few photos of various subjects and up to now has performed perfectly. Auto focus is very quiet and quick, and sets first time. The zoom operation is smooth with enough resistance to stop drift and with good progression. The zoom range has made my standard lens (18-55) redundant and overlaps nicely with my zoom lens. The lens is solid and may appear a little heavy, fitted to the K10 (a heavy camera) makes the whole package heavier than other makes with similar combinations. But, I like the weight and do not notice it when being used. When looking for the lens I was comparing it with the DA* lens of the same zoom range. The DA* has some benefits, but at over twice the price for minimal gain in quality, I went for this lens and am very pleased with the results. A good buy at the purchase price.
on 23 April 2013
I have no complains on this product.
But I have my opinions on the way the product has been shipped. There are several complaints:
First of all, I don't like the product to be unpacked from original package
Second: There were no manual included
Third: The sunshield seems to be gone and wasn't in the package