HD Pentax 20-40mm Review Posted
The first Limited zoom from Pentax
By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Jan 5, 2014
Today we are happy to bring you our in-depth review of the new HD Pentax 20-40mm F2.8-4 DC WR Limited, the first zoom to be joining the Pentax Limited lens lineup, as well as the first Limited lens to feature weather sealing and silent DC autofocus. Note that in the Pentax world, the term "Limited" refers to premium quality and a compact design; it does not imply a limited production run.
Like the Limited-series primes, this $999 lens sports an all metal-barrel and an exceptional build quality which you don't come across often in modern autofocus lenses. This lens has also been treated with the high-end Pentax HD coating. And even though a short zoom range like 20-40mm is somewhat unusual these days, it actually overlaps with three other Limited lenses: the 21mm F3.2 wide-angle, the 35mm F2.8 macro, and the 40mm F2.8 pancake. So, one might wonder if this compact zoom is a viable replacement for all three lenses. Is it a good all-around lens? Read our detailed review to discover the strengths and weaknesses of this unique lens and find out who it's great for!