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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-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 (5 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 949
  DA Zoom Lenses (5 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,281
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 147
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
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 68
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 36
  DA Teleconverters (3 viewing)
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 (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 759
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 374
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
9 199
  F Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 272
  A Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 582
  A Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 201
  M Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 934
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 143
  K Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 580
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 75
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
12 78
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
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 (4 viewing)
5 129
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (2 viewing)
10 280
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
24 294
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
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 76
  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 
4 35
  67 Telephoto Primes 
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 viewing)
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
Takumar 83mm F1.9 review
Takumar 83mm F1.9
SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F4 Macro ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F4 Macro ED [IF]
SMC Pentax-M* 67 400mm F4 ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-M* 67 400mm F4 ED [IF]
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE review
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE
Takumar 80-200mm F4.5 Bayonet review
Takumar 80-200mm F4.5 Bayonet

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SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 Review
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I picked up another copy of the -A 50mm F1.7 today. That makes 4 that I have along with 3 -M 50mm F1.7 and one each -A and -M F2 lenses. Plus Chinon and Ricoh 50s. The woman in the charity shop found it downstairs, yet to be priced. While I was browsing for books, she asked me if I was looking for a...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 135mm F2.8 Review
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Hi all, Bought this lens second-hand back in the 1990's and I still have it. The lens is easy to use in low light, focusses easily and furthermore I can use it with my Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO Teleconverter (not a universal TC you will recall). The attached photo was taken from the northern end of Sy...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 Review
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For the price of this lens, it has to be a 10. Even more expensive lenses can have some some qualities that make them more desirable (FA 31 Limited and Sigma 30 1.4 Art come to mind), but what the DA 35 2.4 accomplishes having such a light weight, is to me just incredible. I love putting it on a ca...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 Review
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Great little lens, soft at 1.7, once stopped down to 2.8 it perfect Little bit of fringing
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 645 120mm F4 Macro Review
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I bought this lens from Keh for only $126 including handling. Keh graded it UGLY, but the lens I received was Excellent ++, just missing the caps,but hardly a mark or blemish of any kind--gotta love Keh's grading system. I am primarily a gardener and flower photographer (amateur only). This lens is ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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Thrilled to read glowing reviews here, I had no problem in picking it as a superzoom of sorts which would cover outdoor action. Bought it in a kit with a K-70, hoping it would be a decent choice. Boy, was I wrong... I should say that I have no major complaints at the lower end of the focal; betwee...
Rating: 2 | Recommended: No Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Review
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Really good lens, for what it is i.e. super-zoom. Mine copy is sharp, at 18mm even wide open (but wit some aberrations), after ~30mm needs to be stooped down two steps to get best results. At 250mm soft to f8, best for f11-13 In range 18-55 much better then kit DA18-55, less aberrations, better shar...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 300mm F4 Review
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Very bad aberrations and purple fringing can occur with this lens. Don't shoot toward the light. Even if you shoot with light behind you, in some apertures, you still can get very bad purple fringing. Manual focus with no stabilization can be a challenge with any lens 300mm+. Lens has long focus thr...
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 135mm F3.5 Review
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Using this on a Samsung NX1 with official Samsung NX to PK mount adapter. Works great, although at times bokeh could be better for a 8-blade. I prefer using my 100mm more then this 135mm, but both are really good lenses. Photos edited to taste in Lightroom.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 100mm F2.8 Review
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I'm using this on a Samsung NX1 with the official NX to PK adapter. Fully manual, but works great. Great lens for outdoor portraits and landscapes. Photos come out sharp enough and very adjustable in lightroom. I also have the 135mm, but prefer using this 100mm more. Photos edited to taste in Lightr...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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