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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-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 (7 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
17 964
  DA Zoom Lenses (4 viewing)
Current Pentax lenses, digital-only
22 1,314
  DA L Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Budget kit zoom lenses bundled with DSLRs
6 151
  D FA Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Current prime lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
4 143
  D FA Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Current zoom lenses, film and 35mm full frame digital
5 86
  DA XS Prime Lenses (1 viewing)
Compact lenses designed specifically for the K-01 camera
1 38
  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 (8 viewing)
Autofocus lenses; some are still in production
22 777
  FA Zoom Lenses (2 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
20 380
  FA J Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
3 48
  F Prime Lenses (5 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
9 207
  F Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Autofocus lenses
11 278
  A Prime Lenses (2 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
28 592
  A Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
Manual focus, auto-aperture lenses
11 206
  M Prime Lenses (3 viewing)
Manual lenses
22 956
  M Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
8 145
  K Prime Lenses (7 viewing)
Manual lenses
34 599
  K Zoom Lenses 
Manual lenses
7 36
  Non-SMC Pentax Prime Lenses 
4 76
  Non-SMC Pentax Zoom Lenses (1 viewing)
12 80
  Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters 
10 68
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)
5 138
  M42 Screwmount Normal Primes (6 viewing)
10 286
  M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes (2 viewing)
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 
9 52
  645 Normal Primes (1 viewing)
3 26
  645 Telephoto Primes 
13 79
  645 Zoom Lenses 
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 (1 viewing)
8 47
  67 Normal Primes 
4 35
  67 Telephoto Primes (3 viewing)
16 79
  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 34
  Q-Mount Zoom Lenses 
3 32
  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
Takumar-A 28mm F2.8 review
Takumar-A 28mm F2.8
SMC Pentax 135mm F2.5 review
SMC Pentax 135mm F2.5
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F2.8 review
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F2.8
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR review
HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
SMC Pentax-A 16mm F2.8 Fish-Eye review
SMC Pentax-A 16mm F2.8 Fish-Eye

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HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited Review
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I bought this lens in Japan, it was in 'best' used condition category. I used this lens exclusively on the k-3 until I bought the k-1 last year. I consider this lens a perfect walk-around lens for street photography because of the focal lengths that suits my shooting style. I also find this to be...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm F4.5 Review
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The F*300/4.5 was released in 1987 and was Pentax’s first Auto-Focus 300mm lens. The F*300/4.5 was available for sale along with the older A300/4 Manual-Focus lens (discontinued in 1989) and was replaced by the FA* version in 1991. Optics: Exce llent optics. The F*300/4.5 features an IF (Inner-Fo...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 Review
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Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 Limited Review
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Almost perfect.
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 Review
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Muy buen objetivo, lo compre barato porque estaba estropeado, lo limpié y arregle y la verdad que funciona excelentemente, lastima que a veces el AF, se pierde. Es extraordinariam ente nítido cuando se cierra un par de pasos el diafragma y sobervio en 5,6 8. Lo recomiendo sin dudar, tengo el 1,4 m...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM RE Review
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This is an outstanding zoom lens and easily surpasses my previous smc-DA 55-300mm (non-WR, green ring version), which I also thought was sharp but it suffered from slow and loud autofocus. I recently bought this zoom and used it on a dolphin-watchin g boat trip while visiting my in-laws in Florida...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-F 80-200mm F4.7-5.6 Review
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I was eager to try out this lens as others here were quite positive, and being such a small light and lens it could have been a useful addition to my kit. However I was very disappointed. In my testing, this lens has very poor sharpness. It gets slightly better around f8, but generally it's bad...
Rating: 4 | Recommended: No Read More
Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8 Review
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Most lenses go on the camera. The camera goes on this lens. I would say it is razor sharp, but that would be an insult to the lens. I took several pictures of the moon shortly after purchasing. The sharpness of the lens is more than my camera (12.2 MP) can even resolve. Enlarging the photo, detail w...
Rating: 9 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-FA 35mm F2 Review
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This renders more resolution than any other 35mm lens I've used. It's sharper than Tak sharp. The floating element really shows in performance. This lens also resists flare better than any other SMC lens I've tried in 35mm focal length. The small size and light weight (but not too light) is nice...
Rating: 8 | Recommended: Yes Read More
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2.8 Review
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This might be the best all around 35mm that Pentax has ever made. It performs in all areas with no real drawbacks optically. It's very underrated in my opinion on this forum and elsewhere. The close focusing distance of 30cm really shows in the bokeh that it can produce. That's 5cm closer than m...
Rating: 10 | Recommended: Yes Read More



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