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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
So much more than the sum of its parts!


The standout features of this lens don't fit neatly into the provided boxes. The colors are rich yet balanced. The lens is tiny and sturdy. And the starbursts (or sunstars) are astonishing.


I bought this lens second-hand because I wanted a green SMC Pentax-DA 15mm Limited for landscapes, but I couldn't find an affordable copy. So I got this, hearing that the starbursts were comparable. Well, they are not "comparable," they are "every bit as good." It has become my favorite lens, with the possible exception of my DA Fish-Eye.


It's hard to explain why this lens is so good. It's sharp, but not perfect. /3.2 isn't all that fast. 21mm on APS-C isn't particularly wide. This should be a ho-hum lens.


And yet. And yet. This lens delivers. It is so tiny, the colors are so good, and the starbursts are so sharp. I now own four Limiteds: the 15mm, 40mm, 70mm, and this one. This is the pick of the litter.



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