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05-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Pentax 40mm f/2.8 XS Review

Slrgear.com just posted a review of the Pentax 40mm f/2.8 XS lens:

Pentax Lens: Primes - Pentax 40mm f/2.8 XS SMC DA (Tested) - SLRgear.com!

They concluded: "Many users of the 40mm ƒ/2.8 Limited SMC P-DA may be looking for an even smaller and more portable shooting experience, and they would find it in this slightly less expensive package. However, it's not at the same level optically as the more expensive Pentax offerings, so there is a bit of a trade off between cost and performance - but not so much that it's an obvious upgrade."

It would be very valuable if PF or some PF members could present a detailed comparison of the 40mm f/2.8 XS vs 40mm f2.8 Ltd to confirm (or not) these findings.

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That sounds like a load of crap- the only difference is the quick shift.

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They may have forgotten that they were testing the DA 40 Limited on a 6MP sensor (K100D),
where the same optics would produce fewer of the SLRgear "blur units"
than they would on the 16MP K5 sensor used to test the XS.

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