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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 (6 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 1,005
  DA Zoom Lenses (5 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
22 1,368
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 158
  D FA Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 163
  D FA Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 95
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
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 (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 797
  FA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 392
  FA J Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
3 49
  F Prime Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
9 214
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 284
  A Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 612
  A Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 218
  M Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 984
  M Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 152
  K Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 625
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
4 78
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
12 82
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 72
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes 
6 42
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes (2 viewing)
5 141
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (1 viewing)
10 293
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (9 viewing)
24 313
  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 
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 (1 viewing)
4 37
  67 Telephoto Primes (1 viewing)
16 83
  67 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
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 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-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Super-Takumar Zoom 70-150mm F4.5 review
Super-Takumar Zoom 70-150mm F4.5
Takumar 100mm F3.5 review
Takumar 100mm F3.5
SMC Pentax 85-210mm F4.5 review
SMC Pentax 85-210mm F4.5
Takumar 135mm F2.8 Bayonet review
Takumar 135mm F2.8 Bayonet

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SMC Pentax-A 35-70mm F4 Review
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Picked this up cheap and since it was an A series figured it would be decent and worth a try. I shoot with a Sony A7III and an PK->NEX adapter fro Pentax lenses. The 35-70 I found to be very sharp across the frame rendering pleasing colors and nice contrast. Alth ough it has no 'macro' mode ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm F4 Review
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Buy with my Super-A camera... in 1984. Incredible for an old and manuel cheap lense.
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited Review
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This is one of favorite prime lenses and it works well with my K-01. I've captured some stunning portraits with it. With the release of the HD version of this, the green band smc version, is available used for a fraction of the price that I originally paid for it brand new six years ago. And yet ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 17-28mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye Review
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Overall excellent zoom lens.Maybe I am lucky to have good copy.Af is really fast and snappy.Fisheye effect at wide end which is not annoying.Lens has some fringing wide open(normal for this kind of lens) and also little softness.But stopped down it really shines,very sharp truly because of nice cont...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Takumar-A 2x Tele-Converter Review
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I bought this just for the mount, almost never used and perfect for a worn A lens mount. I decided to de-glass it today and it is now an auto extension tube. It only took 20 tries to get all the pins and the lens release spring stop in place....
Rating: 3 | Recommended: No Read More
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar/Auto-Takumar 85mm F1.8 Review
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Used this lens first on my APS-C Camera, a K3II. I was very confident. Then I changed to FF - K1. I feared a loss of quality because of the higher requirements due to a FF Camera. This was needless. The lens behaves even better on the K1. The beautifull bokeh and the high sharpness got more beautifu...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 24-50mm F4 Review
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I've only had this lens for about a week. But I'm pleasantly surprised at the image quality at all apertures. And it's so versatile. Image quality is equal to if not slightly better than my 28-105 DFA lens. Currently this SMC Pentax-A Zoom 24-50 F4 will get lots of time on my new K-1 II.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Review
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I would probably give the lens a 9.5, but as the system only give a 9 or 10, I have to give it a 10 so as to not pull its rating down. It is that good! Firstl y, it is sharp, as you would expect for a macro, but in all honesty it is probably the sharpest lens Pentax make. Nice and small, with li...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm F4 Review
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Generally I've relegated most of my telephoto work to my KP. I find full-frame telephoto lenses to be too large and heavy to carry around, and I don't like leaving expensive glass in the car. So more often than not, when out shooting with the K-1, I bring along the KP and DA 55-300 PLM to provide a ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 Limited Review
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This lens should come with instructions. All the positive aspects mentioned in previous reviews are absolutely correct. This is about the most fun lens I have ever used. I have a 16-85mm, but the images at 16mm look absolutely nothing like the da15. There is less distortion with the 15mm, and t...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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