Pentax HD D FA 15-30mm F2.8 Review Posted

Full-frame ultra wide zoom lens

By bdery in Hands-On Tests on Apr 18, 2017

To conclude our coverage of the trinity of three fast-aperture, professional lenses for Pentax full frame, we are happy to present our review of the HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR.

15-30mmThis lens is currently the widest full frame lens available new for Pentax DSLRs. With a constant F2.8 aperture, an ultra-wide focal length, it is a specialized lens that can serve for many tasks, from landscapes to interior photography. It completes a trio of fast zooms with the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and D FA 24-70mm. Read our review to find out how this new lens fared in our tests!

Read our Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 In-Depth Review

Review of the Everyday Sling Bag by Peak Design

By bdery in Hands-On Tests on Mar 28, 2017

Pentax has long been known for comparatively small camera bodies and lenses. Along with weather sealing, it is one of the highlights of the brand. Cameras like the K-3 and K-S2, in particular, are the smallest of their category.

With the advent of the Pentax K-1 and its lineup of large, fast zooms, things have changed a bit. The K-1 is still relatively small, hardly bigger than the older K20D for instance, but coupled with a 24-70mm or 70-200mm it does take up a lot of room.

Carrying larger equipment presents new challenges with no clear-cut solution. Camera bags are one of the most discussed topic in our Accessories forum, and everyone has an opinion on what is the perfect camera bag.

Today we take a look at Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, a diminutive bag which can still accommodate a surprising amount of gear. How well can it fit a full frame camera and its lenses? 

Read the full review to find out!

HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Review Posted

The workhorse of the Pentax full frame lineup

By bdery in Hands-On Tests on Dec 12, 2016

Continuing our series of tests of the three fast-aperture, professional lenses for Pentax full frame, we are proud to present our review of the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR.

24-70mmThis lens is the true workhorse of the Pentax full frame lens lineup.  It delivers versatility through weather sealing, a fast aperture rating, and a zoom range covering some of the most common focal lengths in everyday shooting.  Alongside the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 and D FA 15-30mm, the 24-70mm is a likely choice for photographers looking for the convenience of a zoom and a high level of performance. Read our review to find out how this new lens fared in our tests!

Read our Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 In-Depth Review

HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on Nov 6, 2016

Today we are happy to present an in-depth look at the HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 lens.

D FA* 70-200mm mounted on the Pentax K-1

A 70-200mm is likely to be found in most professional photographers' bags, and this new Pentax lens is particularly interesting and relevant now that the Pentax K-1 is available. 70-200mm lenses come with high expectations regarding performances and quality. On paper, the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ticks all the boxes and comes equipped with some interesting and unique features.

But how does the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 perform in the real world? Read on to find out!  We also compare it directly to the Tamron 70-200mm F2.8!

Continue to the review of the HD D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 lens

Rokinon 24mm Tilt-shift F3.5 Review Posted

Full-frame perspective control lens for Pentax

By bdery in Hands-On Tests on Aug 29, 2016

Today we are happy to present an in-depth look at the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC lens! As a nearly unique lens in the K-mount landscape, the Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift fills a gap and will be  welcomed by many photographers looking for this kind of specialized lens for architecture, landscapes or creative photography.  This lens is of particular interest now that the Pentax K-1 is out.

Tilt-shift

Being unique does not automatically make a lens good, however. How does this tilt-shift lens perform?  What are its practical applications? Read on to find out:

Continue to the review of the Rokinon 24mm tilt-shift lens

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