Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM Lens First Impressions

The Pentax DA 17-70/4 lens arrived today. My first impression is that I really like the size of this lens. It is just slightly smaller than the DA* 16-50/2.8 lens. It is also a little bit lighter. Even though it is lighter, the DA 17-70/4 lens feels very substantial and high quality. I like its feel even better than the DA* 16-50/2.8 lens. The DA 17-70/4 lens balances better on the K20D body. I am glad that Pentax has added this lens to its lineup. It fits in a very important space just below the top of the line DA* lenses. As I talked about in May, this is a great option for photographers. I am going to spend some time using this lens and I will post a full review and more thoughts soon. Check back for more information.

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