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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 (2 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 1,034
  DA Zoom Lenses (9 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
23 1,426
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 162
  D FA Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 185
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 112
  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 (7 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
23 833
  FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 407
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 53
  F Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 224
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 297
  A Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 638
  A Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 225
  M Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 1,021
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 163
  K Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 659
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 38
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
4 81
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 87
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 77
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
6 47
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
5 151
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (1 viewing)
10 305
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
24 326
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
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 58
  645 Normal Primes (1 viewing)
3 28
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 88
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 45
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 12
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes (2 viewing)
8 52
  67 Normal Primes 
4 38
  67 Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
16 83
  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 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
S-M-C/Super Takumar 24mm F3.5 review
S-M-C/Super Takumar 24mm F3.5
Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR-ZOOM/Super-Takumar Zoom 85-210mm F4.5 review
Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR-ZOOM/Super-Takumar Zoom 85-210mm F4.5
SMC Pentax 67 200mm F4 review
SMC Pentax 67 200mm F4
SMC Pentax-A 100mm F4 Macro review
SMC Pentax-A 100mm F4 Macro
SMC Pentax-M 200mm F4 review
SMC Pentax-M 200mm F4

Statistics
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HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 Review
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Great lens. Especially if your using it all day. Auto-focus is screw drive, and a touch slow , but accurate. Some of my best, non sports, photos came from this lens. Like this much better than PLM which I returned and bought this lens back. Also had the *60-250, which definitely has better IQ but no...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC/S-M-C/Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 Review
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Very nice lens. It's the best vintage lens I have (easily). Great bokeh even when using the K5's crop camera sensor. Maybe if had to say anything negative, it might be the color is maybe not quite as warm as some of my other lenses. Love to use this one though! I have the non-radioactive vers...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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Cheap lens but feels good, amazing IQ even wide open indoor. Excellent for family purpose. 2 image below are original Jpeg from pentax k70 without editing, auto WB.
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 28-105mm F3.2-4.5 Review
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This lens is really far from perfect but i like it. Let's begin with what's wrong : - Borders can be really soft especially at long end - Chromatic aberrations - Important vignetting. So why still I use and like this lens ? - This is a perfect zoom for travels : compact and versatile. I liked my t...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 645 45-85mm F4.5 Review
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For now, it's my favorite 645 lens, the one i use the most. Ok it's big and heavy (and i don't mention that enormous hood), but it produces great colors and contrasts (look at the picture above, taken with a 645N), and a very progressive bokeh : exactly what you are waiting for a medium format lens...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 24mm F2.8 Review
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This is a bit strange review because mine has a serious fault. It badly suffers balsam separation. So I score it for IQ like my A24 that I also own (and reviewed) wich has the same optics but a different housing and A-setting. I bought this lens six years ago looking unused and brand new in the orig...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 24mm F2.8 Review
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This lens is not as sharp as I hoped and I expected a bit more optical quality from a K lens. The crispy sharpness can never be reached - independent which stop youŽll take. But I think, the former SMC 3.5 24mm made a better performance in this point - however it wasnŽt such a compact lens. But thi...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.7 Review
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A recent purchase, bought blind with a little trepidation as to condition. Big sigh of relief after receipt. It is hard to believe someone would sell this gem unless they had purchased something better and didn't use it any more. This is the best of the 50mm lenses I own, A or M 50mm F1.7. I have no...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
S-M-C/Super Takumar 28mm F3.5 Review
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I used mine on a film camera or two when I had this lens, so my review is not influenced by any digital sensor /processor /software systems. Most people reviewing a lens ignore the massive influences of these on lens performance, so what you are reading is a review about how their digital systems ac...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 AW Review
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Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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