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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-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM review
SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7 review
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro review
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro

Pentax Lens Series Lenses Reviews
Digital Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Modern lenses designed for Pentax DSLRs (VIEW ALL CURRENT LENSES)
  DA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 943
  DA Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
21 1,274
  DA L Zoom Lenses 
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 147
  D FA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
3 138
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 67
  DA XS Prime Lenses 
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 35
  DA Teleconverters 
Modern teleconverters that add reach to your existing lenses.
1 20
Film Era Pentax K-Mount Lenses
Compatible with all Pentax Digital SLRs
  FA Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 752
  FA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 371
  FA J Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
3 46
  F Prime Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
9 199
  F Zoom Lenses 
Autofocus lenses
11 271
  A Prime Lenses 
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 574
  A Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 200
  M Prime Lenses (4 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 924
  M Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
8 142
  K Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 577
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 74
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses 
12 78
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters (1 viewing)
10 65
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 
5 128
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (1 viewing)
10 276
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (4 viewing)
24 293
  M42 Screwmount Extreme Telephoto Primes 
5 22
  M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses 
4 16
Pentax 645 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 645 system
  645 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
9 46
  645 Normal Primes 
3 24
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 75
  645 Zoom Lenses 
8 28
  Pentax 645 Teleconverters and Adapters 
3 10
Pentax 67 Medium Format Lenses
Larger lenses designed for the 6x7 system
  67 Wide-Angle Primes (1 viewing)
8 46
  67 Normal Primes 
4 33
  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 20
  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 31
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
3 30
  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
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Super Takumar 6x7 55mm F3.5 review
S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Super Takumar 6x7 55mm F3.5
Auto-Takumar 55mm F1.9 review
Auto-Takumar 55mm F1.9
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL review
SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited review
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
SMC Pentax 645 LS 75mm F2.8 review
SMC Pentax 645 LS 75mm F2.8

Statistics
Pentax Lenses: 402 | Total Reviews: 8,157 | Views: 32,204,218
Users browsing the lens reviews: lsimpkins, rosegura68, Kingman, Michaelina2, cloudbusting and 35 unregistered users
 
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SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F2.8 Review
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Pentax has so many magnificent prime lenses that I find it hard to designate this one as the best lens Pentax ever made, but it is certainly running neck and neck with the other "best" lenses. The optics are absolutely tack sharp. Anything I point it at comes out looking terrific. I like the colo...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Review
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This is one of the best, if not THE best Pentax lens! I.Q. is outstanding: - Center and Corners: Very Good - Good at 1.8, Excellent - Very good at 2.8+ - Excellent bookeh, colors - Very little vignetting, flare, distortion. Exc ellent built quality, very practical telescopic hood. The minor minuses...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro Review
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This lens is wonderful. Compared to the older D-DA 'non-WR', the built quality is in a totally different league. Higher quality plastic, optical elements in metal barrel, tight focusing ring, weatherproof. F or a reason I don't know, the sharpness is very, very good but slightly inferior to the old...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro Review
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Ultra-sharp lens, Very Good from center to corners at full aperture, Excellent above! Low distortion, low vignetting, low flare, very good colors. It is also very light, good for my shoulders! What I don't like is the built quality, especially the focusing: it is 'lose'.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Review
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The sharpness is outstanding, Very Good to Good at full aperture, excellent at f/4.0 and above. What I don't like is the absence of focusing range limiter - the camera, often, search for a long time to focus) and the so-so built quality: focusing ring not tight, 'plastic' feeling. Quicks hift is ve...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.7 Review
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Very nice lens. To reach perfection, it need a telescopic of bayonet hood, Quickshift and a larger / nicer manual focusing ring. Compared to 50/1.4 A or FA, it is better at full aperture, identical from 2.8 up.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Review
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Very light, small and gorgeously built. Image Quality is outstanding. Not so much the sharpness, similar to many 50mm lenses, but color rendition, resistance to flare, '3D' effect. Quicksh ift is missing. I love it.
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 Review
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Very sharp, very light, cheap. The sharpness is 'only' good at full aperture at the center, but is as good on the edges (rare). Very good everywhere at 3.4, excellent above 3.4. Quickshift is sorely missed, as well as a hood (telescopic or bayonet would be great).
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 Review
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This ultra-cheap, ultra-light, plastic lens is actually very well, tightly built. The sharpness, center and edges, for reasons I don't know of, is better at full aperture than the A 50/1.7 and FA 50/1.7. Quicksh ift is sorely missed. I would have like a hood also.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
Pentax-F 70-200mm F4-5.6 Review
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This zoom is good (very good, I'd say) at the shortest focal length, bad at 200mm; I have tested it against two others. The work is not professionally done but may help, there is a lot of full-crop samples...: ht tp://www.rustic helli.net/Hobbi es/Photography/ LensTests/Zoom- for-Pentax-K-gr ...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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