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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* 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 1,069
  DA Zoom Lenses (8 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
23 1,456
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 163
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 197
  D FA Zoom Lenses 
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
6 125
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 44
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 23
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
23 852
  FA Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
20 420
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 55
  F Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 233
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 300
  A Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 655
  A Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 231
  M Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 1,062
  M Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 169
  K Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 684
  K Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
7 39
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
4 86
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 94
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 81
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 (2 viewing)
5 158
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (8 viewing)
10 315
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (3 viewing)
24 341
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
5 28
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 63
  645 Normal Primes 
3 30
  645 Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
13 97
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 50
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 13
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes (6 viewing)
8 59
  67 Normal Primes 
4 40
  67 Telephoto Primes 
16 89
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 10
  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 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 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]
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR

Random Lenses
S-M-C/Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5 review
S-M-C/Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5
Takumar 83mm F1.9 review
Takumar 83mm F1.9
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Takumar 6x7 600mm F4 review
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Takumar 6x7 600mm F4
SMC Pentax 67 75mm F2.8 AL review
SMC Pentax 67 75mm F2.8 AL
SMC Pentax-F 28mm F2.8 review
SMC Pentax-F 28mm F2.8

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SMC Pentax-F 70-210mm F4-5.6 Review
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Try to find 1 if u got the k1. It can be used as portrait lens thanks to 9 apediture blade.
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 Review
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Sharpness at infinity: In the center the lens is sharp wide open at all focal lengths. Only the extreme corners are a litte bit soft wide open, but ok when stopped down to 5,6. Sharpness is excellent between f5,6 and f11 (on par with DFA* 70-200). Shar pness at minimum distance (0,95m): In the c...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Pentax-A 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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When you think about zoom lenses, they are remarkable bits of technology. They allow a keen photographer the ability to wander all day long without carrying two pounds of separate lenses around in a huge bag, while taking away the faffy clumsiness of lens change - and all the associated noise - ever...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC pentax-FA* 645 300mm F4 Review
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, on Flickr , on Flickr , on Flickr
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F3.5 Review
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For a $50 lens, this is a smooth operator. Recommended to me by my local camera store as shaper than the f2.8 version, I choose it over the 35mm-FAf2.8 version which had very plasticky aperture clicks. Focus ring is impressively smooth, and the sharpness on first try outdoors in very diffuse light...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C Takumar / Super TAKUMAR / Takumar 6x7 400mm F4 Review
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I think this lens deserves more pictures taken by it and posted here. Yes, it is capable work well and take pictures of birds in flight.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm F4 Review
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After 7 years of frequent usage I really appreciate this lens. Its sharpness is amazing at any focal length of aperture value. The focal length range is also very versatile, 250 mm being well enough (on crop body) for my purposes. Of course F2.8 as largest aperture would be better, but I realize it ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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After two years of frequent usage (K-5, K-3) I am very happy with this lens. Sharpness is generally very good at all focal lengths. I also like the colors and contrast it produces (raw shooting mainly). The range 16 - 85 mm is very versatile making this a brilliant walk-around lens and travel lens. ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro Review
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I do like this lens and I think it'll be good for what I wanted it for - which was as a WR, much smaller/lighter -weight travel alternative to my beloved but admittedly big/hefty and not WR Tamron 70-200. But it's not perfect. As many others have noted, the AF can hunt and it's kind of noisy. No...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Takumar-A 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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Why is it that any "Brand" camera standard range zoom from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Minolta gets good ratings and commands reasonable prices secondhand on eBay - yet the Pentax Tak A 28-80mm sits unloved and is selling at the price of coffee for 2 at Starbucks? All film era standard range zooms have ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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