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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 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-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited review
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED review
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 1,085
  DA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
23 1,472
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 171
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 201
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
6 133
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 46
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 24
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
23 861
  FA Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
20 424
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 56
  F Prime Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
9 237
  F Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
11 308
  A Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 662
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 232
  M Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 1,067
  M Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 172
  K Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 688
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 40
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 87
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 94
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
10 85
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes 
6 49
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
5 158
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (7 viewing)
10 317
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
24 342
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 28
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 18
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
9 63
  645 Normal Primes 
3 30
  645 Telephoto Primes (3 viewing)
13 97
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 52
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 13
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes 
8 61
  67 Normal Primes 
4 40
  67 Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
16 93
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 10
  Pentax 67 Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
5 8
Pentax M37 Screwmount Lenses
The oldest Pentax lenses
  M37 Screwmount Prime Lenses 
6 15
Pentax Auto 110 Lenses
Tiny lenses for the Auto 110 mini-SLR
  Auto 110 Prime Lenses 
5 23
  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 37
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
3 37
  Pentax Q Mount Adapters 
1 2

Recently-Announced Lenses
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW review
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 SDM AW
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED review
HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED
HD Pentax-FA 35mm F2 review
HD Pentax-FA 35mm F2
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 ED DC AW review
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW
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]

Random Lenses
SMC Pentax Reflex 1000mm F11 review
SMC Pentax Reflex 1000mm F11
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED review
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
SMC Pentax 35mm F3.5 review
SMC Pentax 35mm F3.5
Takumar-A 2x Tele-Converter review
Takumar-A 2x Tele-Converter
SMC Pentax-A 35mm F2.8 review
SMC Pentax-A 35mm F2.8

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SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS Review
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When I first saw this lens I thought it was a toy or gimmick........ I couldn't have been more wrong! A superb lens. Some of the HDR and software IR images I have taken with my KP are superb! I have the original M series pancake, which I rate highly but this lens is just superb for being A: aut...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6 Review
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This is a difficult lens to rate, because the optical quality varies so widely. In the optical sweet spot (f8 to f15, 80mm to 150mm), it is little short of stunning. But it's only moderately sharp wide open (and then only at the wide end), and performance worsens as one zooms toward the long-end unt...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 Review
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Very light lens, easy to carry along on a hike or pack for travel. If searching for a new lens, you'll probably dismiss it in favour of something starting at 18mm, or offering a larger aperture, but those will be heavier and costlier. If you do acquire this one, maybe bundled as a kit, don't dismiss...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 Review
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I don't take many pictures at telephoto lengths, but I wanted a lens with longer reach than the 18-135 that would be suitable for overseas travel, and the size and weight of the 50-200mm WR fit nicely. Previous reviews emphasized the limitations of this lens, but for me the size and ergonomics were...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 35mm F2 Review
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The FA35/2 AL was released in 1999 and is currently still in production. It was a replacement for the old A35/2 which had been out of production for ten years. A HD version of the FA35/2 was released in 2019. Optics : The best Iíve seen for a Pentax 35mm lens. Features aspherical elements and g...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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It is an ugly and noisy plastic lens that, however, will fill you with satisfactions for very little price. Highly recommended for FF sensors, my K-1 with good light behaves wonderfully. S harp to be a zoom lens Gorgeous colors Very usable range It weighs nothing You find it very cheap Worst: M ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 AW Review
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Oh my giddy aunt but this is a whopper. Big, heavy and super-sharp. At 100 it beats my 100 f2.8 D FA Macro easily. on sharpness, speed of focus, everything. No distortion or CA at any length or any aperture. Just stellar resolution. The much overused 'bag of primes' is apt for this lens. ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 1.4x AW AF Rear Converter Review
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Got a good deal on an 'open box' item from SRS. Was expecting some deterioration in image quality in use, but was very pleasantly surprised - it does not seem to detract from sharpness at all. Usually use with my 300m FA* as in the examples, which are crops. Focus both auto and manual is unaffect...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA J 18-35mm F4-5.6 Review
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Got as a wide angle zoom for K1 mk II. surprised me on how good it was, overall very pleased but had to hunt down a hood.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Review
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I retired this lens a few years ago and never looked back. Actually I'm not sure where I placed it but the funny thing is I don't miss it at all ? The reason why I say that is that to me, the lens lacked character. I know a lot of people rated this lens very high and maybe I just had a bad copy. Ho...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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