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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 
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 1,037
  DA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
23 1,437
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 163
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 187
  D FA Zoom Lenses 
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 115
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 43
  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 (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
23 841
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 408
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 54
  F Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 228
  F Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
11 296
  A Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 640
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 228
  M Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 1,046
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 166
  K Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 670
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 38
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
4 82
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 88
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (2 viewing)
10 77
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 (1 viewing)
5 157
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (2 viewing)
10 311
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (5 viewing)
24 338
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
5 26
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 59
  645 Normal Primes 
3 29
  645 Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
13 92
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 49
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 12
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes 
8 54
  67 Normal Primes 
4 38
  67 Telephoto Primes 
16 84
  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 
3 36
  Pentax Q Mount Adapters 
1 2

Recently-Announced Lenses
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
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE review
HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE

Random Lenses
Tele-photo Takumar 500mm F5 review
Tele-photo Takumar 500mm F5
Tele-photo Takumar 135mm F3.5 review
Tele-photo Takumar 135mm F3.5
SMC Takumar 15mm F3.5 review
SMC Takumar 15mm F3.5
SMC Pentax 135mm F2.5 review
SMC Pentax 135mm F2.5
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED review
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

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SMC Pentax-M 135mm F3.5 Review
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A fabulous little portrait lens. Great value sharp some drawbacks compared to other Pentax/takumar 135mm but having tried all three they isn't that much difference and the price is amazing. I picked mine up for just under 15Eur
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Macro-Takumar 50mm F4 Review
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I picked up a 2nd-hand copy of the 1:1 Macro-Takumar version of this lens a few months ago, and I've used it several times since then. For such an old lens, it is remarkably sharp and aberration-free even wide open, although wide open is just f4. The Good: Using it as intended - for macro and cl...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 Review
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Got it with a P30n for a total of 20 didn't expect much, but was positively surprised! (As was my cat...) Will write more, as I use this lens more. Just one image worth sharing so far. @80mm, wide open.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 Review
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Overall a 9.5 for this lens, yes the plastic is something that many people dislike, but considering its an A lens with this quality its a must have! For portraits and stills where you can take your time, I prefer this lens over any other autofocus on, as it keeps you being focused and taking the ri...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 135mm F3.5 Review
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I got this lens for portraits as I plan to do more studio work. However I used for street photography and street portraits on a number of occasions now. Pairs nicely with both K-5 and K-70. One of the cheapest lens I've bought and one of the best.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 AW Review
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Very nice lens, very cost-effective compared to the Canon RF50 and Panasonic 50/1.4. A shot that Pentax K1 users can't miss
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 Review
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My impressions are consistent with most of the others here. I have have two copies of the lens and IQ is very good on both, I suppose there may be a few duds out there but my wife and I have been using this lense for 4 years without issue. Its good enough for professional work but a bit heavy to lug...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Takumar-F 70-210mm F4-5.6 Review
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Built in the 1980s, for the first AF film cameras, this lens design was not so concerned with front barrel movement as are designs today (it had no dedicated hood, and did not come with a hood as come with some of the DA series with a sliding door port for mounted polarizer functional use). It can u...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 Limited Review
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This lens has an outstanding contrast, colour rendition and dynamic range. It delivers very pleasant pictures, which need very little post processing, even in high contrast scenes or difficult light. It is very resistant to flare and shows very little distorsion fo such a wide field of view (15mm i...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Takumar 35mm F2 Review
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I have the SMC Super Takumar 49mm filter size version, which seems to get panned a lot more than it deserves. This may be, in part, because lens sharpness is all the rage today, Without a doubt, using this lens adapted on today's DSLRs will reveal some shortcomings--b ut this is true of any vintage...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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