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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-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
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 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/S-M-C/Super-/Auto-/Takumar 55mm F1.8 review
SMC/S-M-C/Super-/Auto-/Takumar 55mm F1.8
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED review
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

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 1,106
  DA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
24 1,501
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 177
  D FA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 217
  D FA Zoom Lenses 
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
6 139
  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 (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
26 882
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 432
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 57
  F Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 241
  F Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 314
  A Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 677
  A Zoom Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 236
  M Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 1,092
  M Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 176
  K Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 708
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 41
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 90
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 97
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 90
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes (2 viewing)
6 53
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes (2 viewing)
5 160
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (1 viewing)
10 324
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
24 351
  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 
9 64
  645 Normal Primes 
3 30
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 101
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 55
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 14
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes 
8 65
  67 Normal Primes (3 viewing)
4 45
  67 Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
16 99
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 13
  Pentax 67 Teleconverters and Adapters 
5 9
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 (1 viewing)
5 24
  Auto 110 Zoom Lenses 
1 3
  Pentax Auto 110 Teleconverters 
1 0
Pentax Q-Mount Lenses
Lenses designed for the Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera.
  Q-Mount Prime Lenses 
5 38
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 39
  Pentax Q Mount Adapters 
1 2

Recently-Announced Lenses
HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW review
HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW
HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8 review
HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8
HD Pentax-FA 43mm Limited F1.9 review
HD Pentax-FA 43mm Limited F1.9
HD Pentax-FA 31mm Limited F1.8 review
HD Pentax-FA 31mm Limited F1.8
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

Random Lenses
Fish-Eye-Takumar 18mm F11 review
Fish-Eye-Takumar 18mm F11
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-FA J 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 AL review
SMC Pentax-FA J 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 AL
SMC/Super-/Auto-Takumar 55mm F2 review
SMC/Super-/Auto-Takumar 55mm F2
SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2 review
SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2

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SMC Pentax 85-210mm F3.5 Review
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My video review https ://www.youtube. com/watch?v=9jt jpgzW53Y&t=7s
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Takumar 6x7 90mm F2.8 Leaf Shutter Review
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Fantastic Lens. I don't know if I agree with the reviews on here but this is just my personal experience. The images are incredibly sharp that come back from this lens and there is no other way to put it. 90mm gives you that really natural looking 45mm lens in a 35mm camera. I got this lens with the...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-4.7 Review
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I got this with a Z-1 I wanted and gave it a try just to see how it performed. Oh dear. The power zoom concept is not a good one, being very noisy (even more than AF) and imprecise, and adding weight to the lens. It's very much a gimmick and I'm glad it went away. Other than that this is a p...
Rating: 5 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 Review
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This lens produces sharp and beautifully ‘contrasty’ images, full of saturated colours and excellent resolution on the sensors of my KP and K70. In AE mode with focus confirmation, it is a joy to use. I wouldn't consider using the aperture ring, just put it A mode and forget it. The manual focus is ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-Q 02 Standard Zoom 5-15mm F2.8-4.5 Review
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If you only buy one lens for your Q-System camera, I'd recommend this, over even the prime.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 Review
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The F135/2.8 was released in 1987 and was Pentax’s first auto-focus 135mm prime. The F135/2.8 was available for sale alongside the older manual focus A135/2.8 (discontinued in 1989). The F135/2.8 remained in production until 1991, when it was replaced by the optically similar FA version. Optics: ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 80-200mm F4.5 Review
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A very sharp and very versatile lens ! There aren´t much disadvantages - only the front lens rotation can be annoying with a polarizer. The summary of the advantages makes this lens to a win for your holliday trip or in the landscape. I love it, not to carry heavy photographic equipment. Loo k at ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Review
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For a few years I had the other cheap plastic Pentax prime, the 35/2.4, and never took to it. Focus was totally unreliable and it wasn't sharp below f/2.8, negating it's advantages over the 35/2.8 Limited. The 50/1.8 though, is a different kettle of fish. The lens is light but build quality is de...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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I really want to love this lens, however the longer I use it, the more aggravating it becomes. The 16-85mm focal length is perfect for a walk around lens. Zoom and manual focus actions are smooth and precise. Distortion is well controlled as is chromatic aberration and colors are accurate and satura...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 200mm F4 Review
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I have had the M-200mm f4 and liked it but sold it - then I saw the reviews on this K-series 200mm and decided to buy it. Its a really nice, slim lens that's exremely well build. Unfortunately it doesnt have a build in sliding hood like the M-series lens but its not a huge problem. Focus is smooth a...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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