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Pentax06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Good little lens

    By Just Plain Mike

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Crisp Images
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Light And Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Parafocal

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Street photography

    Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

    I use my mirrorless camera primarily for street photography, since it is less conspicuous than a DSLR with zoom or telephoto lens. I love the size of the lens, very compact and light. The zoom is smooth and easy, and the autofocus is quick. It is a parafocal lens, so I can zoom all the way in, focus, then zoom out and compose. I really like that aspect of the lens.

    The images I've shot have been very clear, though I've been doing mostly B&W, so I can't vouch for the color accuracy.

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    5.0

    Adds great versatility.

    By Photo Rob

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

      The Q system really lacked zoom until this lens was released. The fact that its 2.8 the whole way through just sweetens the pot and helps to keep your shutter speed up if you really don't want to push the ISO too high.

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      5.0

      Fast, sharp, it's a keeper

      By Verboten

      from Albany, OR

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Constant Aperture
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • F28
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Sharp
      • Small size

      Cons

      • Odd Retracting Design

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

      Sharp with good low light performance. Overall I'm very pleased with this lens and would recommend it to anyone who's investing in the Pentax Q system.

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      5.0

      A very powerful lens

      By Sagi

      from Maribor, Slovenia

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

        This lens is a great and so much needed addition to the Q lens line-up. It's a very powerful lens with constant f/2.8 aperture. The optics assures very sharp pictures and I'm really glad I purchased this lens for a very reasonable price.

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        5.0

        Great lens

        By Lynn

        from Old Lyme CT

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Optics
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Easy Small Light Weight
          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

          I needed a light take with me anywhere camera and a good lens. I purchased the Pentax Q10 and this lens. I could not be happier. The camera takes great photos, the lens does everything I thought it would.

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          5.0

          Small Wonder

          By SCA

          from Springfielf, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

              The Pentax Q is the camera I didn't think I needed but got for a good price and am glad I did. That said, the release of the 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 was a welcomed addition to make up a tiny go-pack two lens/camera setup. It is only slightly longer than the 02 Standard 5-15mm zoom and weighs almost nothing. For times when the K-5 kit is too much, the Q kit is great and the lens combo works very well.

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              4.0

              Nice

              By Glenn

              from USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Af Can Be Slowlow Light
              • Poor in Low Light
              • Weak focus ring

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Pentax 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 Lens:

              So far I've found this lens to be a good value. Optics appear to be nice, with minimal CA in OOF areas. Sharp with nice color/contrast and f2.8 constant, can't beat that in a lens this size!Construction is good but not great. The 02 lens feels more solid, and the focus ring on the 06 is to thin. It gives to the lightest pressure, but it doesn't actually bend- just flexes alot. I shimmed mine and it minimized that and also stopped the other build issue. That being it's way to easy to nudge the focus ring when zooming. In fact I think at times the zoom ring movement turned the focus ring enough to kick in the MF assist feature (if you use that). That drove me nuts. Shimming it also improved the lack of resistance that focus by wire gives you. Not a fan of focus by wire, but adapting to it. All in all, it's a very good lens. I'd give it a 5 IF the focus ring was more solid.

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