With the recent launch of the SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8, you now have three lenses to choose from if you want a new autofocus 50mm from Pentax. In our latest in-depth comparative review, we take a look at the SMC Pentax FA 50mm F1.4, D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro, and DA 50mm F1.8 side-by-side to see which one is the "niftiest" fifty!
We're happy to announce our latest review, which is a three-way comparison of the SMC Pentax-DA 17-70mm F4, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM Macro, and Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro. Originally meant to be just a two-lens comparison, we decided to initially hold off with publishing the review and instead expanded it to a three-way comparison to include both the old (F2.8-4.5) and new (F2.8-4) versions of the Sigma 17-70mm (as evidenced by the thumbnail above!).
17-70mm lenses offer a very versatile zoom range which we recently recommended in our Pentax K-30 lens guide. So, which of the three 17-70mm lenses available for Pentax cameras is the best?
The SMC Pentax-DA 14mm F2.8 lens is somewhat of a mystery. It has been around ever since Pentax launched the DA lens series, but it doesn't get nearly as much attention on our forum or in our user reviews as the newer Pentax primes do. So, we decided to take a closer look at this lens ourselves to see how it performs compared to the recently-reviewed Pentax 15mm F4 Limited, While we were at it, we had B&H send us a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens, which is affordably priced at just $399, to use as a comparative benchmark.
Read our in-depth Pentax 14mm review to find out how the Pentax 14mm matches up against the Rokinon and the 15mm Limited!
Last week, we announced that the Pentax K-30 mid-range DSLR has finally started shipping at major retailers in the US. Since then, we've been working hard on the Pentax K-30 review, and today we're happy to announce that it's finally up for you to enjoy! We hate to have to ruin the surprise, but this camera really did impress us. Do we like it more than the K-5? Sure! We'll even go as far as to say that this is the best Pentax DSLR to date, and certainly a step in the right direction for Pentax Ricoh. We hope that this camera will give Pentax Ricoh the boost that the company needs!
The Pentax K-30 is a great performer overall, but does it have any shortcomings, in general as well as compared to the Pentax K-5? Read our review to find out!
We have just posted a comparative review in which we take a close look at the DA 35/2.4, DA 40/2.8 Limited, and DA 40/2.8 XS normal primes to see how they match up against each other in terms of autofocus, image quality, handling, and value. Which lens is the best of the three? Read on to find out!
Our latest in-depth lens review examines the SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 Limited, a lens which practically receives universal acclaim by our members. This compact lens features an elegant metal construction, exceptional aberration control, and solid sharpness. It can be used for much, much more than just landscape photography— but is it perfect? Continue reading the review to learn all about this lens!
We've just updated our review of the Pentax 18-135mm lens, adding a brick-wall test as well as other edits to make the review more current.
This lens has always been one of our favorites for its versatility, and the recent price drop from $529 to $459 in the US is making it even more attractive. If you are in need of a weather-resistant all-purpose lens or simply want to upgrade your kit lens, then we recommend reading the reaview to learn more about it!