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Review of: SMC Pentax-A 400mm F5.6 by cleaverx on Sat July 16, 2016 | Rating: 10 View more reviews 

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I always wanted this lens. I got it on E-Bay. Lens came with carrying case. It is built solid. Good old Pentax metal body lens..built to last. It is light enough for handheld shooting. That was the main reason I bought it. I have much larger SMC 500mm f/4.5 and that one require tripod. With this SMC A 400mm f/5.6 I have more freedom to walk around and shoot. Image quality is very very good. Better than I expected. It is a "A" lens, so shooting is pretty simple , especially in TAV mode (Aperture and Speed priority). All you have to do is focus. Focusing ring is silky smooth. I just love older Pentax lenses. I highly recommend this lens for someone looking for a nice prime lens with decent range and don't mind manual focus. Here are some samples. by Ludovit Tatos, on Flickr by Ludovit Tatos, on Flickr by Ludovit Tatos, on Flickr

Review of: SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5 by cleaverx on Tue March 15, 2016 | Rating: 9 View more reviews 

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Got it on E-Bay from Japan. Paid $480.00 including shipping. My lens came with carrying case. This lens is beautifully built. Not super heavy considering it's size. Very easy too use. Pure manual. Even at aperture set at f/8.0 it is very easy to focus, no need to open fully to f/4.5. Bokeh is very nice. Some Chromatic Aberration at f-stop f/4.5 - 5.6. At f/8.0 and higher it gets really sharp and CA is almost gone. Lens is worth every penny. There is no manual 500mm f/4.5 prime lens this quality on the market at this price period. Here are some samples. by Mako_Elite, on Flickr by Mako_Elite, on Flickr by Mako_Elite, on Flickr by Ludovit Tatos, on Flickr by Ludovit Tatos, on Flickr by Mako_Elite, on Flickr

Review of: SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR by cleaverx on Fri March 4, 2016 | Rating: 9 View more reviews 

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Got this lens with my K-50. It is fairly soft at the ends of the focus range, but anything between 24-45mm with aperture around f/8.0 it is pretty sharp. Not as sharp as a prime lens. K-50, ISO 160, 23mm, f/8, 1/320 K-50, ISO 3200, 35mm, f/9, 1/50 The lens is worth every penny. Great for outdoors since is WR.

Review of: HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR by cleaverx on Sun October 4, 2015 | Rating: 9 View more reviews 

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Just bought K-50 with 15-55mm and this 55-300mm lens. This lens is a must for US $249.00. It produces very sharp pictures thru most of the focal range all the way to 300mm if there is enough light. I shoot lots of birds at close range at 300mm handheld and pictures are very sharp as long as I keep speeds above 1/500 sec. Autofocus can hunt sometimes when there is not enough light and is slightly noise. When I need it I switch to manual focus especially at 300mm. I did use it today at my daughter's soccer match shooting "Sports Mode" in autofocus mode in sunny day and it was focusing fine and was able to track and shoot multiple frames per second without problems. I highly recommend this lens. For the price and the overall very good quality of the lens, this is a must have lens.

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