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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-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro review
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 946
  DA Zoom Lenses (6 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,277
  DA L Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 147
  D FA Prime Lenses 
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
3 138
  D FA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 67
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 35
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 20
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 753
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 371
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 199
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 271
  A Prime Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 577
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 201
  M Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 929
  M Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 143
  K Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 578
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 74
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 78
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 65
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 
5 129
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes 
10 278
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (4 viewing)
24 294
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 16
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 46
  645 Normal Primes 
3 24
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 75
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 28
  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 46
  67 Normal Primes (1 viewing)
4 35
  67 Telephoto Primes (1 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 20
  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 32
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 32
  Pentax Q Mount Adapters 
1 2

Recently-Announced Lenses
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
HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW review
HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR review
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Random Lenses
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro review
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro
SMC Pentax-A 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 review
SMC Pentax-A 35-135mm F3.5-4.5
HD Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited review
HD Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-M* 67 800mm F6.7 ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-M* 67 800mm F6.7 ED [IF]
Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9 review
Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9

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SMC Pentax A* 85mm F1.4 Review
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Lens incredibly sharp, creamy bokeh, Easy handling, For those who do not have problems with manual lenses, it is a great request, Ide al in canon systems use EMF chip to adjust the back focus or front focus, The best lens I have ever used for portraits, E has already used Zeiss Planar T 85mm...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: No Read More
SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm F4 Review
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This is a very good zoom at it's price. Just to indicate what it can be bought for, I paid more for the postage and packaging. I have not indicated a price on this review as the purchase must have been blessed and it would reduce the average price paid. Like other reviewers I did have to tighten the...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-Q 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm F2.8 Review
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This is an amazing lens that does everything you'd want it to. It's light, fast and extremely versatile. The colours are great and the image quality is excellent. Sharp images from f/2.8 and upward. I've never had any issues with focus failing, although this may be an issue as I have had one fault ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-Q 06 Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm F2.8 Review
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This is a good lens when it works. It has a known issue of the internal focusing failing without cause, unrepairable if out of warranty, take your chances on a replacement from Pentax if under warranty. Because it is a focus-by-wire, it appears to be a failure of the circuitry, when it fails it can...
Rating: 1 | Recommended: No Read More
Super-Takumar 50mm F1.4 (8-element variant) Review
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I also have the SMC Takumar 50 and the wide open sharpness is identical but this lens is easier to use with less haze and not as demanding for perfect exposure as the SMC is. I have tried many 50-55mm lenses on both aps-c and ff and this is one of the better and maybe the one I like the best.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 67 / S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Super Takumar 105mm F2.4 Review
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As for me the 105mm is a real "portrait" lens, not the specially designed for the protrait 165mm f/2.8. The 105mm is handy and lightweight like 90mm f/2.8. This lens has a smooth and very pleasant bokeh effect. At the fully open aperture this lens creates a light, hardly noticeable swirl of the b...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-Q 01 Standard Prime 8.5mm F1.9 Review
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I was surprised at how fast and sharp this tiny lens is! Also, it focuses quite close. I almost always have this lens on my Q7. This lens and my Q7 are just perfect for shooting quick snapshots, and images that I intend to post on the Internet (see product photos below). For my more serious...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro Review
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If there were one lens I wouldn't mind getting permanently stuck on my K-5, this would be it. I bought it for medical photography when I replaced my dead *istDL with a K-5, and it has served me exceedingly well in this capacity. Image quality is astounding. It has an APSC equivalent field of vi...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-AF 35-70mm F2.8 Review
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I noticed this lens on ebay and curiosity piqued, bid. I won at a pretty good price judging from those cited in the reviews. The lens is in decent condition, good optically. I took it out for a spin on my K5, usual haunts - the castle etc. On camera it fdoes feel a bit clunky, and the Af ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 RE Review
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This lens is not a good kit-lens. For sharp photos, aperture cannot be wider than f/8. This makes photos in darker environments impossible. The lens has noticeable chromatic aberration. The bokeh is good, considering that it is a kit-lens. The bokeh-balls are not round due to the aperture not being ...
Rating: 5 | Recommended: No Read More



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