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In-Depth Pentax Lens Reviews

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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-M 50mm F1.4 review
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
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
17 972
  DA Zoom Lenses (7 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
22 1,325
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 155
  D FA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 145
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 88
  DA XS Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 39
  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 (7 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 780
  FA Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 381
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 48
  F Prime Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
9 211
  F Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
11 278
  A Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 598
  A Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 208
  M Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 962
  M Zoom Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 150
  K Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 607
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 77
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
12 80
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 69
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 (1 viewing)
5 139
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (2 viewing)
10 288
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes 
24 304
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 23
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 17
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
9 52
  645 Normal Primes 
3 26
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 79
  645 Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
8 33
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
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 36
  67 Telephoto Primes 
16 80
  67 Zoom Lenses 
2 7
  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 33
  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-A 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 review
SMC Pentax-A 28-80mm F3.5-4.5
SMC Pentax-M* 67 400mm F4 ED [IF] review
SMC Pentax-M* 67 400mm F4 ED [IF]
Takumar 300mm F4 (model 2) review
Takumar 300mm F4 (model 2)
SMC Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift review
SMC Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift
PENTAX-110 50mm F2.8 review
PENTAX-110 50mm F2.8

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SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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I'm not a pro photographer and I don't pretend to be one. I needed a wide lens in all weather conditions and the weather resistant feature is the primary reason I purchased this lens. The price was right as well. The camera body is a Pentax K-5. Autofocus works well and is accurate but could be fast...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 135mm F2.8 Review
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This is a really excellent lens. - Sharp from f4, and extremely sharp at around f8 - Great handling due to small size, light weight and all-metal construction - Nice bokeh - Virtually no distortion (geometric aberration) - Built-in hood (not very big, but much better than nothing). Do wns...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 Review
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I've been a Pentaxian since I graduated from high school in 1978 and my dad gave me a K-1000 as a grad gift, and I've been shooting professionally for over 30 years. I've owned close to two dozen lenses over the years and just got this 300 a few months ago (I had the mid-80s model which was still go...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA* 85mm F1.4 Review
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I've bought this lens a couple of years ago and when I have a look to the pictures I have done I always dazzle! I got at the same time the M82 f2, the A*85 1.4 and the FA*85 1.4. I have to say the difference between the three is so small that you cannot notice it if you print to A4 size. Raccomen ...
Rating: N/A | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 100mm F2.8 Macro Review
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Amazing lens! Not so easy to find but if you grab it! AF is not really useful. I will raccomend it!
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F2 Review
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A bit pricey for what it is, but it's a lightweight, small, fast manual lens with great image and build quality. Surpri singly sharp at F/2 and perfect at F/2.8. Bokey is good. Handling is awesome on M lenses. A great option when you consider the actual offer around ~28-35mm fast lenses... if you ...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-A 35mm F2 Review
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beautiful and consistent color rendition fa st and SHARP stepped up and wide open. paid a bit more than you all did but i acknowledge these people and take no offense.:hmm: will get expensive as people realize wwhat
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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I tend mainly to use just primes and this is the first zoom lens that i've purchased in years. I was drawn to it by the many excellent reviews and a desire at times to just carry a one lens combo instead of a bag full of primes. Unfortunate ly I think primes have spoilt me over the years. Centre...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: No Read More
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Review
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All my digital cameras were purchased as bodies, so I never had one of the ubiquitous kit lenses. Found a new example on amazon.ca for $40 about three years ago, so I bought it. I wasn't too worried about the plastic mount, even though it is my first (and so far only), as the lens is so small and ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax 67 200mm F4 Review
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I really like this lens for every task for which its focal length is appropriate. Its sharpness, image clarity, and color fidelity are very positive features. My favorite use is in birding on the K-3. Here its ease of focus and ability to capture detail has made birding a pleasure, and I am getting ...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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