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Description by Pentax:

The smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR lens is designed exclusively for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This interchangeable zoom lens features a simplified weather-resistant construction and extra-smooth autofocus operation using a built-in motor, in addition to its high 7.5X zoom ratio.

 

Pentax K-5 II with DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL DC WR lens review at PhotoRevue: If photography is what you're doing, and you want a very capable Dslr and lens combination that is also weather sealed, this thing is for you. Skip, if you want good video.

Pentax K-5II black, rear.

"Noise was very well controlled and image files shot at the highest sensitivity settings could be considered usable at small output sizes, provided allowances were made for some softening of details and visible granularity. Up to ISO 3200 noise was barely visible. At ISO 6400, slight granularity could be seen when images were enlarged. Granularity became a little more pronounced at ISO 25600, which was when softening became evident. But it wasn't until ISO 51200 that noise and softening made images almost unusable. . . . read more

Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR review at photodo

Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR review at photodo

"An impressive feature set starts with the simplified weather resistant construction. This makes it difficult for water to gain ingress and shooting in the rain becomes a real possibility. The SP (Super Protect) coating also repels water, dirt and grease, further aiding bad weather use.

The KAF3 mount means that this lens has no AF drive shaft and therefore needs the newer generation

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