2021 Pentax Lens Tournament: Finalists Announced
Vote now in our special photo gallery
By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Feb 1, 2021
It's time to move on to the last round of our 2021 Pentax Lens Tournament! You've sumitted your nominations, we've tallied them up, and we now have our top 20 finalist lenses. Which one of them will become the winner? Which will come close?
To find out, we have set up a special voting page which will show pairs of photos taken with different lenses. Cast your vote for which photo is better! You can vote up to 8400 times: the total number of unique photo combinations.
Below are the current contenders. Remember that we will give away the winning lens through a separate event in March!
- (#1) SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
- (#2) HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
- (#3) SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
- (#4) SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
- (#5) SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
- HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
- SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
- (#8) HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
- HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
- (#10) HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW
- HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
- SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
- (#13) SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
- HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
- SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
- SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
- SMC Pentax-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM
- SMC Pentax-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF]
- HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
- SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
Interestingly, the top four lenses from our original 2014 lens tournament are all once again finalists. Every Pentax lens launched after 2014 was nominated at least once, and 7 of these became finalists. No third-party lens was nominated more than once, however. Also, SMC DA Limiteds saw more nominations than their newer HD counterparts. Many manual lenses were nominated, but not quite enough compared to digital-era lenses.
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