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5.0 out of 5 stars First time Pentax user found what I was looking for., December 31, 2013
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This review is from: Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR 24MP SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD and 18-135mm WR f 3.5-5.6 (Black) (Electronics)
I've been looking to upgrade my Nikon D50 for a while. I went thru Canon 60D, Nikon D7000, and D7100. All are great cameras but somehow they never fit my hands and I had a hardtime getting good skin colors out of them. Yes, I know I can adjust the picture setting and I did, however, either skins came up too red or too orange, and if I got the skin right the other colors were not right. Too much fiddling. My goal is to capture memories, not operate a machine.

Then I read about K3 + 18-135mm and decided to give it a try. First of all, the pictures out of the camera is great. The shake-reduction works great, I had more 24megapixel sharp pictures then D7100. Second, the button placement and the functions assigned dont need any changing; I can do what I think without any effort. There is attention to detail (ie. there is an opening on the bottom of the lens hood to rotate the polarized lenses.).

the AF takes time to focus initially than what I remember w/ 60D+18-55SDM but not too much. I am totally ok with that because pictures come out sharper. I'm happy with AF tracking my kids once it locks. I wanted to mention this in case you happened to use a Canon+SDM lense combo (which was instantaneous AF).

My goal is to capture memories and Pentax K3 gets out of the way to make that happen. I'm very happy with it and will not look for another DSLR until it dies.

It's a lot of bang for the buck. If you a medium/pro consumer level, give it a try.
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Initial post: Jan 1, 2014 9:36:03 PM PST
AMA says:
How do you rate the 18-135mm lens? I s it quick to focus?
Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2014 2:56:01 AM PDT
I have the 18-135 on my K-30 and it's quite quick. Presumably the faster autofocus on the K-3 will make it that much quicker.
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