On this page we talk about the pricing of the Pentax 15mm Limited and offer our overall evaluation.
We think that this particular lens is great for just about anyone who enjoys using wide-angle lenses for more than just landscape photos, as its close-up sharpness, bokeh, and minimal distortion mean that it can be used for a broad variety of applications. This lens is also great for photographers who need a compact wide-angle solution or want wide-angle image quality better than that of the kit lens. And of course, this lens is for anyone who has Lens Buying Addiction- if you did not have one prior to reading this review and decide to get one, we're sure that you will fall in love with it!
The Pentax 15mm Limited has an MSRP of $649.95, and this price applies in most countries outside of the US. Prior to April, 2012, this lens was priced at $509.95, but it has since gone up to $549.95, and as of June, 2012, we consider this the street price. This price is reasonable for a premium lens, though if you simply want a wider field of view than the kit lens, you may wish to consider the Tamon 10-24mm lens, which is cheaper and has acceptable image quality. You won't find a comparable lens in terms of size, however.
Overall, the 15mm is very well-rounded, with no big disadvantages.
Breakdown and comments:
This 15mm lens is without a doubt one of our favorite lenses that we've tested to date. It is a pleasure to use and carry around, and as long as you can afford it, few further complaints can be made about this lens. Highly recommended!
The Pentax 15mm lens is available in the US from major Pentax retailers, which at the moment include B&H Photo, Adorama, Abe's of Maine, Amazon, and other smaller stores. It is also available directly from Pentax, albeit at full MSRP. In the UK, it is available from SRS Microsystems, Amazon, and other smaller stores as well.
Once you have the lens, we invite you to post your own review in our lens database.