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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-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited review
SMC Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
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

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 1,005
  DA Zoom Lenses (9 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
22 1,371
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 158
  D FA Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 164
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 97
  DA XS Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 41
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 22
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 798
  FA Zoom Lenses (5 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 393
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 50
  F Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 214
  F Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 286
  A Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 613
  A Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 219
  M Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 989
  M Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 153
  K Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 627
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
4 78
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
12 84
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (2 viewing)
10 72
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes (2 viewing)
6 43
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes 
5 141
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (3 viewing)
10 294
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (9 viewing)
24 316
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 25
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 57
  645 Normal Primes 
3 28
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 83
  645 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
8 37
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 11
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
8 49
  67 Normal Primes 
4 37
  67 Telephoto Primes (3 viewing)
16 83
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 8
  Pentax 67 Teleconverters and Adapters 
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 22
  Auto 110 Zoom Lenses 
1 2
  Pentax Auto 110 Teleconverters (1 viewing)
1 0
Pentax Q-Mount Lenses
Lenses designed for the Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera.
  Q-Mount Prime Lenses 
5 35
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 35
  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 100mm F4 Bellows review
SMC Pentax 100mm F4 Bellows
HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF] review
HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
Takumar 135mm F2.5 Bayonet review
Takumar 135mm F2.5 Bayonet
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 review
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2 review
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2

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SMC Pentax-M* 300mm F4 Review
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I had to wait for a long time to get this lens to an affordable price. It is not easy to get this lens at all - this is especially in finding a M version in good condition. At last it can be over 35 years old. But I have experiences in collecting older M lenses, like the M 4/20mm or the M 1.7/50mm, ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Macro-Takumar 50mm F4 Review
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According to the chart I must have lucked into one of the last production models a couple of years after it was discontinued, which might have discouraged me from buying it. I'd been curious about macro photography and started with those clumsy extension tubes and sacrifice and exposure calculations...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Fish-Eye-Takumar 17mm F4 Review
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The moment I looked through an early adopter's 18mm f11 fixed focus version in 1968 I knew it was the lens I'd been looking for, almost. It was another year before the present 17mm variable focus SMC f4 became available to me, and it became my favorite 35mm lens for 30 years, through two Pentax bodi...
Rating: N/A | Recommended: Yes Read More
Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/Super-Takumar 135mm F2.5 Review
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I've had a SMC 135mm 3.5 for a couple of years and really enjoyed using it. After reading post here about the 135mm 2.5, Started to search for a good copy. Just received my it today and it didn't disappoint. Nice all around. this is the eight blade six element version! Very happy with it so far...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro Review
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Probably the sharpest lens in my kit and with a f/2.8 it's plenty fast too. Extremely solid, well built, like a tank. Superb macro with a little more working distance than some of the shorter macros and it does a very good job with landscapes and portraits too. Only possible draw back is in an ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 80-200mm F4.7-5.6 Review
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this lens gives its best results with a macro ring, because of an achromatic rear lens ++ one of my best butterfly photos with tis lens ++ absolutely no CA's with f 11 at 1:2 full points:):):)
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 100mm F4 Macro Review
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same optics as the bellow lens 4/100 I've got both. tis lens used with an achromatic focal reductor and macro ring and you'll get sharpest pictures 2,8/70 ever seen at a very low price . try it :):):)
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 100mm F4 Bellows Review
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very good performer for macro shootings you can improve sharpness by using a focal reductor, so you'll get a 2,8/70 with extreme sharpness on ballow:):):) f or photos taken in this way excellent results !!!
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Takumar-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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phantastic close ups (flowers) very nice results at f 8 a sharp pentax lens of old contruction:):) :) ps. excellent bokeh
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 80-200mm F4.7-5.6 Review
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this lens is much more better than the actual 50-200 lens I've got a macro ring with pin contacts from chineese production with AF. the maco shootings of butterflies extremely sharp at f 11 for me this zoom lens is a macro lens with high qualities
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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