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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-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
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-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 (4 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 952
  DA Zoom Lenses (8 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,290
  DA L Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 148
  D FA Prime Lenses 
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
3 140
  D FA Zoom Lenses 
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 74
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 37
  DA Teleconverters (2 viewing)
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 21
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (10 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 762
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 375
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 199
  F Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 275
  A Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 582
  A Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 202
  M Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 939
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 144
  K Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 584
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
4 75
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 78
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 66
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 
5 132
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (2 viewing)
10 284
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (4 viewing)
24 299
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 48
  645 Normal Primes 
3 25
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 76
  645 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
8 31
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 10
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes 
8 47
  67 Normal Primes 
4 35
  67 Telephoto Primes (3 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 (1 viewing)
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 67 75mm F2.8 AL review
SMC Pentax 67 75mm F2.8 AL
Rear Converter-A 2x-L review
Rear Converter-A 2x-L
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-M 28-50mm F3.5-4.5 review
SMC Pentax-M 28-50mm F3.5-4.5
SMC Pentax-FA 645 120mm F4 Macro review
SMC Pentax-FA 645 120mm F4 Macro

Statistics
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Users browsing the lens reviews: bastiancontrario, dainiushst, Kerusker, aurele and 68 unregistered users
 
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SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.7 Review
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I had this lens for about 2 months and was wondering what everybody was raving about. The lens seemed sharp enough especially at long distances but I was not really impressed. I also own the DA 50 1.8, but I wanted something a little better in the 50mm range which is about a 75mm equivalent on my K-...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 67 55mm F4 Review
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This is a fantastic lens for my flower photography on the K-1. It is super sharp, rivalling my Pentax-D FA 50mm f 2.8 macro and Pentax-A 645 120mm f 4.0 macro in that department. It is a pleasure to focus manually with its large, well-damped focus ring. I have used normal view finder focussing, watc...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 Review
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Superb workhorse lens for landscape photography. It just delivers. Basic pros are the relevant ones: excellent sharpness, contrast and color. Most sharp around f5.6, but over all very good sharpness from f2.8 until f16. In most situation flares are no issue. Especially wide open there seems to be...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 RE Review
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This seems to be a lens that polorizes opinions. By which I mean is it worthy as the "new" kit lens on APS-C. In absolute terms of a lens performance, it is probably lacking, but there is more to that, when it comes to lenses. Firs t of all, it is a kit lens, and actually it is not bad at all...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Takumar 28mm F3.5 Review
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I was a little hesitant of purchasing this lens because of the variations in the ratings. Some people rated the sharpness as high as 10, while others rated the sharpness as low as 6. In any case I took a chance, for the money it sold for if I got a lemon, it wouldn't be that much of a deal. This is ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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What a great little lens! The color is lovely, surprisingly nice bokeh, pretty sharp at all distances. I took a chance bidding on this because I wanted to have another autofocus lens that my kids could use, but I think it can do much more than I expected. No complaints about the handling, range, ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro Review
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I don't know about you guys, but when all things - and when I say all thing I say all thing considered, I have been thinking more and more that this very lens could well be the best lens ever made. I really don't care if it is a re-badge or whatever - it does not matter. Sharpness is crazy. Remini...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm F3.5 Review
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I haven't thought about the exact sensor size of 645D and what 35mm means in that context and format but the this focal length sort of hit somewhat a sweet spot for me. If you bother enough to take something as heavy as 645d, the size of the lens is actually pretty nice. Very sharp in the center and...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 Review
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I am really conflicted about this lens. The sharpness in the center is superb as everybody say. For all practical purpose I imagine most people will use the 15mm end more so than 30. So, is it better to carry 15/2,8 (or faster) or a equivalent, or this? The thing is gigantic, ginormous. The contras...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Takumar 200mm F4 Review
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A great lens easy to use. It looks very robust and the colors are very contrasted. The chromatic aberrations are quite annoying on a MFT sensor and made me convert shots to B&W to avoid it and it is a bit soft at full aperture. Instead of that, the bokeh is super cool and the sharpness too. I'm n...
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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