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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-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
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-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 957
  DA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,297
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 149
  D FA Prime Lenses 
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
3 140
  D FA Zoom Lenses 
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 76
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 37
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 21
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 763
  FA Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 376
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 201
  F Zoom Lenses (5 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 275
  A Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 582
  A Zoom Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 202
  M Prime Lenses (6 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 942
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 143
  K Prime Lenses (8 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 587
  K Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
4 75
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
12 78
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
10 66
Pentax M42 Screwmount Lenses
Manual lenses which can be used on DSLRs with this adapter
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Wide-Angle Primes 
6 39
  M42 Screwmount Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
5 132
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (1 viewing)
10 285
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
24 299
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes 
9 50
  645 Normal Primes 
3 26
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 77
  645 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
8 32
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
3 10
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes 
8 47
  67 Normal Primes (1 viewing)
4 35
  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 
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 (1 viewing)
5 33
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 32
  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 67 / SMC Pentax-6x7 / SMC Takumar 6x7 500mm F5.6 review
SMC Pentax 67 / SMC Pentax-6x7 / SMC Takumar 6x7 500mm F5.6
SMC Pentax 28mm F3.5 review
SMC Pentax 28mm F3.5
Rear Converter-A 1.4x-L review
Rear Converter-A 1.4x-L
Auto-Takumar 55mm F1.9 review
Auto-Takumar 55mm F1.9
SMC Pentax-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM

Statistics
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SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Review
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This lens is very usable on full-frame K1. Sharp enough to feed the great 36mp sensor. Edges and corners are very good, too. Recessed front element - there is not much need for a hood. Very light and portable. The only con may be noise in focusing but most my lenses are screw drive anyway.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 35mm F3.5 Review
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Best 35mm prime that I've ever had. There may be better 35mm lenses out there (Samyang 35/1.4 and Sigma 35/1.4) but you have to pay much more. Already very sharp wide open. Close 1 stop and this lens becomes sharper, corner-to-corne r, on a full-frame K-1. I compared this lens to DA35/2.4. This len...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-Q 03 Fish-Eye 3.2mm F5.6 Review
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A great little lens, more than just a "toy". Usable images with very close focus capabilities, in the image below the bee was about 1 inch from the lens! Use the 6x preview to aid in focusing. Bokeh isn't bad considering.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Review
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I am so sorry to hear of your bad experience with this lens. The difference between your review and the previous ones leads me to think you must have a bad copy. I cannot fault it on my K50.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 28mm F2.8 Review
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Actually, I mainly use my K-1 for landscape with my favorite lens SMC Pentax-F 28mm F2.8. I was very lucky to get a copy of this lens, It sharp right from f2.8. , on Flickr , on Flickr
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW Review
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I used this lens extensively during a loan period - try before you buy. Size and weight feel similar to the D-FA 2.8/70-200. While the 150-450 is longer and heavier, it feels more balanced in size and weight. That said, the lens is still a big zoom. Performance is quite OK, handholding is OK and per...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Review
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The only available standard zoom for FF in Pentax land. All rings move in Pentax direction, weather sealing and design talen from Pentax - which is all nice. Sharpness is nice overall. Perfo rmance is fine based on price and features. Filter thread is huge with 82mm, flare is not well controlled, ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm F3.5 Review
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I just received this lens yesterday, so my comments/review must be viewed as tentative even though quite positive. The lens is very well built to the point that handling it is a guilty pleasure.The strongest points thus far relate to image quality. First, the lens as many have noted is quite sharp, ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 55mm F1.8 Review
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Nice build and pretty sharp too when you nail the focus.
Rating: 7 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 Review
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The lens is excellent! I accidentally bought it. I was looking for FA 50 1.7. And I found this one. Cheaper. I tried to take pictures of them. I liked the result. And I bought it. I liked the lens in the first place with an interesting picture, which he gives out. The photos taken with this lens, i...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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