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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-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro review
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro

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
17 936
  DA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,271
  DA L Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 146
  D FA Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
3 134
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 65
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 35
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 19
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 742
  FA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 369
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 198
  F Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 270
  A Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 574
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 199
  M Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 922
  M Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 142
  K Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 574
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 35
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 73
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
12 77
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 65
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
6 39
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes 
5 126
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (7 viewing)
10 275
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (3 viewing)
24 292
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 16
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
9 46
  645 Normal Primes (1 viewing)
3 24
  645 Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
13 74
  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 
8 46
  67 Normal Primes 
4 32
  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 (2 viewing)
5 19
  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 31
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 30
  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-FA* 600mm F4 ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-FA* 600mm F4 ED [IF]
SMC Pentax-A 100mm F2.8 Macro review
SMC Pentax-A 100mm F2.8 Macro
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7
SMC Pentax 100mm F4 Macro review
SMC Pentax 100mm F4 Macro
Tele-photo Takumar 500mm F5 review
Tele-photo Takumar 500mm F5

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SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 Review
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Like the previous reviewer, I picked mine up in Japan while on holiday for almost 50% of what it would have cost in Australia. I have the Pentax M 50mm f1.4 so I was looking forward to comparing them. I felt that the lens had exactly the same image quality, but the convenience of the Autofocus and ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 Review
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I got this lens with a Pentax K2, a Vivitar S1 28-105 2.8/4 and a TC x2 macro focusing vivitar at 50 € (55$), all in mint condition, so it was very cheap. I allready got a SMC F50mm 1.7, so I wanted to compare the two lens. I known they have the same optical design but i wanted to know if the coa...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited Review
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It used to have a FA20 and now DA21. This review will be more of “what I feel” between using 21 and 20. Sharpness: I equally satisfy with 21 as I did with the 20. Both are sharp. I mostly use both lenses for night cityscapes / long exposure type of shooting. There are a few trick to get the most o...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8 Review
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I've owned this lens since the mid 80's. Although I don't consider it to be particularly sharp I used it regularly in the film era and since it's my favourite focal length for aps-c, I use it even more now. It has good contrast and pleasant colour and if I don't go overboard cropping images the shar...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 200mm F2.5 Review
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I haven't had mine for very long, but I love it. This is the first lens in this class, i.e. large aperture, that I have owned. The possibilities that it opens up really adds a new dimension to the pictures that I am able to take. I paid $200 for my copy. It looks like it lead a rough life in the han...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 20mm F2.8 Review
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Just a great lens. My DFA15-30 is better optically, but the FA20 is tiny and takes regular 67mm filters. Worth keeping just for that. An album of my month shooting this lens daily can be seen
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 35-105mm F4-5.6 Review
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the difference between this lens and the Tokina 35-105 MF is enormous: Toki na shows so much CA's, but this PENTAX lens only few ones. disappearing, when stopping down to f8-f11 Sharpne ss is nearly excellent in this aperture range from wide-angle to small tele (105) So taking pictures in this...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 Review
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:) what a nice lens!!! stoppe d down to f 2.8 to use for astro shootings stop ped down to f 4-5.6 for single portraits (face) stopped down to f 8-11 for flowers and butterflies th is lens is a good performer for high quaöity 2x-tele-convert ers with 7/5 or 6/4- elements, not for 4/4 type!!!
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Review
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I've shot a wedding, night concert, conferences, and now a graduation with this lens. I can say that when the image is in focus, it's extremely sharp. For the graduation photos here in Japan, I had to tone down the clarity in Lightroom because I got every single pore and skin flaw every girl had. ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 AW Review
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Very happy with this lens. Great build. Great image quality. Autofocus is relatively fast compared to my other Pentax lenses (such as DA☆300) and tends to get accurate focus more often than them. I think the DA☆ still gives better resolving for my pixel peeping urges or severe croppi...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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