Opinions on DA 17-70 f4

Rick Womer rwomer1004 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 31 10:33:34 EST 2013


I've been tempted by the 17-70 for years; the SDM problems have held me back (and being frugal, of course).

Rick

On Dec 30, 2013, at 23:07 , Mark C wrote:

> Thanks Jonathan. Is there a review of the 17-70 f4 on dxomark? I can't find it but I am probably missing it. They seem to have a high regard for the 16-45 though! I appreciate your feedback on the 17-70 as well.
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 12/30/2013 9:51 PM, mail1 at redwoodhorses.com wrote:
>> Check out
>> http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Ratings
>>  I personally like the 17-70 f4 lens.
>> jonathan
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: PDML [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of Dario Bonazza
>> Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 3:50 PM
>> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
>> Subject: Re: Opinions on DA 17-70 f4
>> 
>> I did the same for the same reason. Quality-wise, it's a bit worse than the
>> 16-45, but the difference is not so obvious.
>> The zoom range and the silent focus are true bonuses for my photography,
>> hence I'm not tempted to get back to the 16-45 (which I still own).
>> Dario
>> 
>> -----Messaggio originale-----
>> From: Mark C
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:07 AM
>> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
>> Subject: Opinions on DA 17-70 f4
>> 
>> I'm thinking about getting a DA 17-70 f4 as an upgrade to my DA 16-45 f4.
>> Mostly looking for a little more reach and less gap between the long end and
>> the short end of the telephoto zoom that I usually carry with it. I don't
>> really need an f2.8 lens and, besides, they are not much longer than the one
>> I have.
>> 
>> Does anyone have any experience wit this lens? The user reviews I have
>> stumbled into seem to be inconsistent. Photozone.de gives it fairly high
>> marks...
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
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