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In-Depth Pentax Lens Reviews

Most Popular Lenses
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7
SMC/S-M-C/Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 review
SMC/S-M-C/Super Takumar 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL review
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited review
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR review
SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED review
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 958
  DA Zoom Lenses (6 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
22 1,306
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 150
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 141
  D FA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 80
  DA XS Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 37
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 21
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 768
  FA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 377
  FA J Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
3 47
  F Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 204
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 276
  A Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 587
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 203
  M Prime Lenses (8 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 947
  M Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 144
  K Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 589
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 75
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 79
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 67
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes 
6 39
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes 
5 133
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes 
10 285
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (5 viewing)
24 301
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes (3 viewing)
9 52
  645 Normal Primes 
3 26
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 78
  645 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
8 33
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 10
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
8 47
  67 Normal Primes 
4 35
  67 Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
16 78
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 7
  Pentax 67 Teleconverters and Adapters 
5 6
Pentax M37 Screwmount Lenses
The oldest Pentax lenses
  M37 Screwmount Prime Lenses 
6 12
Pentax Auto 110 Lenses
Tiny lenses for the Auto 110 mini-SLR
  Auto 110 Prime Lenses 
5 22
  Auto 110 Zoom Lenses 
1 2
  Pentax Auto 110 Teleconverters 
1 0
Pentax Q-Mount Lenses
Lenses designed for the Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera.
  Q-Mount Prime Lenses 
5 34
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 32
  Pentax Q Mount Adapters 
1 2

Recently-Announced Lenses
HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review
HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 review
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE review
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] review
HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE review
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE review
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE
HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW review
HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW

Random Lenses
SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm F4.5 ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm F4.5 ED [IF]
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR review
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS review
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS
SMC Pentax-FA 100mm F3.5 Macro review
SMC Pentax-FA 100mm F3.5 Macro
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Takumar 6x7 600mm F4 review
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Takumar 6x7 600mm F4

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HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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light weight, sharp all length focal, good for travelling...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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Used my original one supplied with the G10D for a few things very early on - and it's been in the cupboard ever since :(
Rating: 5 | Recommended: No Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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The humble Pentax kit 18-55mm used to be known as the best of the 18-55mm kits when compared to those from Canon, Nikon, Sony etc but I don't know if that's still the case in 2017 as I've heard other brands have upped their game. Still, it provides a good starter option and the WR means it's useful...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 645 45mm F2.8 Review
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For me this has been a really good lens. I use it as my walk around lens and have always been happy with my results. Certainly not the sharpest at f/2.8, but pretty good in the center. By f4 it is pretty nice and by f5.6 I have been very happy with it. For portrait work it is terrific. It is ligh...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 Review
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Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 645 150mm F2.8 Review
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My copy on a 645z would be hard to fault. Central sharpness is ok wide open, very good by f5.6. Probably optimum at f8 to f11. Except to say that the light weight makes it feel cheap, I can't think of any real negative. Combination of price, IQ, and light weight make this lens altogether worth...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter Review
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I own most M prime lenses so this is a great addition to my kit. I purchased it new in 2017 from Japan (with Richo packaging). Does not seem to work well with zoom lenses. The exception is the A 35-105. Wait till you see the results of using it with the M *300. Great:) Also the Sears 135 Micro pro...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 35-80mm F4-5.6 Review
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I don't have too much to add that hasn't already been said. I agree with previous reviewers who praise the quickness of the autofocus and point out that it tends to be sharper at 80mm than it is at 35mm. Safest to forget that 35mm is really an option and use it as a cheap, sharp, short telephoto. Th...
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2 Review
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I got this lens with my K-1000 when I got her off ebay... ~$50 all together maybe? While I know I have used the lens with my K-50, all the pictures below were taken on Film (K-1000). I' m not so technical, so I rather show some examples of the lens as a review. This was my go to lens for a wh...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F2.8 Review
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I think I have the 1st version. On the K-50, this is my favorite lens. Bar none. It is fun to handle, small, sharp... It has got great color. Here are some shots... I'm an amateur photographer who just loves the art of shooting. I love this lens, not too technical as to why I do, but I do.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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