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This review is from: Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens (Electronics)
Bought this lens to try on a Pentax K5-IIs (Made by Ricoh now). The lens is very good value for money. It also features wether resistant seals so that you can take advantage of the weather resistant camera range under the Pentax brand name. My only bugbear was with the Pentax branded camera that I bought as it kept seizing up on me at odd times; but regular odd times! In the end I got a refund and am sticking with Canon and/or Nikon gear! I don't blame Pentax, as I am a Pentax fan of old (355mm days) but aparently, according to internet researches, many other people have had problems with Ricoh-made Pentax cameras too. For those who do nit have such problems, this lens is a bargain!
The 18-55mm zoom range is ideal for travel, landscapes, street scenes and such if you don't want to have to mess about changing lenses, or indeed carrying a bag full of lenses with you. Obviously the quality of a Zoom lens image will never match a Prime Lens but that is hardly surprising seeing as you are looking through extra peices of chunky glass!
Overall very good value for money and with other brand cameras you could be looking at almost twice the price or more to get the same quality glass in front of your body.