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Review of: HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited by Saltwater Images on Sat December 30, 2017 | Rating: 10 View more reviews 
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/74929/large/1_Colonial_Building_Small_BW-2.jpg A beautiful piece of finely crafted glass, the HD DA 15 completed my set of Limited's. It's priced very well compared to the DA 14 which is huge and heavy. I'm still learning to employ this lens for optimum effect but can say it is an absolute joy to shoot with. The HD DA 15 handy for large group photos too!

Review of: HD Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited by Saltwater Images on Mon October 10, 2016 | Rating: 10 View more reviews 
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/74929/large/1_Cochrane_Pond_Farm_small-.jpg A former army officer - I like to travel light & functional like a Spartan. My light travel kit consists of the K-5II, Joby DSLR wrist strap, HD DA's 21/40/70 carried in a small Domke F-5XB bag. Everything you need to get the job done exceptionally well. I have been shooting with the HD DA 70 for almost two years. Of the 3 pancakes I own; the 21 is the most used (street & landscape), the 40 is the most versatile and the 70 is the most loved. No other lens I have ever owned produces such amazing portraits or contains as much pixie dust as the HD DA 70. I coach under 18 Football. On the K-5II the HD DA 70 with it's super quick AF and wide aperture is ideal for shooting from the sidelines. If I could only own two lenses they would be the HD DA 21 and HD DA 70. The 70 is a dynamite piece of glass.

Review of: HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited by Saltwater Images on Sat December 6, 2014 | Rating: 9 View more reviews 
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I have been shooting Pentax for a long time and over the years have shot with SMC A lenses, FA lenses and DA zoom lenses. I have always lusted after the Limiteds for their stellar image quality and superior hand-made metal and glass construction. Indoors this lens is amazing, wide enough to offer a very natural perspective and fast enough on a K-5II to deliver solid available light results. While f/3.2 isn't very fast, it's fast enough if you bump up the ISO a little. At f/3.2 the centre is tack sharp however the edge of the frame is a little soft. For outdoor shots anything shot between f/5.6 and f/8 is tack sharp across the entire frame. The lens hood is superb. This is the first lens that I have felt is well protected enough not to add a UV 0 filter to. The cold metal touch and exceptionally smooth but adequate manual focus both feel amazing. The K-5II is very compact with this lens. I have been shooting with this lens for a week now and it's versatility never ceases to amaze me. I have just ordered the HD DA 40 to go with it. Once you shoot with a Pentax Limited Prime everything else seems "ordinary" by comparison. While I have always loved the warm rendering the FA primes deliver, the HD DA 21 provides true-to-life rendering while capturing subtle details in shadow and highlights that my FA 35 can not match. https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/74929/large/1_Fairmont_Royal_York_small-.jpg

Review of: HD Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited by Saltwater Images on Sat December 6, 2014 | Rating: 10 View more reviews 
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This is my second Pentax Limited Edition lens. The first (HD DA 21) was purchased in May of this year and never ceases to amaze me with magic hour landscape and urban street shots. The 40mm is very special too. Discrete and compact, it works well for walk-around and travel photography. With an f/2.8 maximum aperture and rounded diaphragm blades; the bokeh this lens produces is smooth and buttery - nice for up close portraits. The small size (this lens is exceptionally tiny and could be mistaken for a lens cap) converts a Pentax DSLR into a camera that in not much larger than most mirror-less cameras. I love the 40 mm focal length - this lens is versatile for both portraits and landscape as well as being reasonably fast for indoor available light captures. Image quality this lens delivers is stellar for reproducing 24" X 36" prints on high quality canvas (from images captured on a k-5II). While the HD DA 21 is amazing - the HD DA 40 is slightly better. https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/74929/large/1_Emily_Ann_small-2.jpg



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