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03-02-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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SLRGear.com Review of the DA* 55mm

Pentax Lens: Primes - Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA* (Tested) - SLRgear.com!

Conclusion: As expected, great lens, but way over priced.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Art Vandelay II Quote
Pentax Lens: Primes - Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA* (Tested) - SLRgear.com!

Conclusion: As expected, great lens, but way over priced.
"Based on our test results however, you definitely get your money's worth."

To me, that means "expensive, but not overpriced for its performance."

In any case, I'm interested in how it compares to Sigma's 50 HSM, since it's available for Pentax mount, now.
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"Pentax's SDM focus system is both fast and quiet; the lens takes about a second to do a full rack through its focus range, but is seemingly faster in point-to-point focusing..."

Interresting. I think someone on this forum posted claiming that it was slow to focus.
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Read it earlier today. They seemed to like it.

I still can't afford it.

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