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Pentax 40 mm / F 2,8 HD DA LIMITED

Pentax 40 mm / F 2,8 HD DA LIMITED
alaAverage 4.4

91 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax 40 mm / F 2,8 HD DA LIMITED

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Pentax 40 mm / F 2,8 HD DA LIMITED from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

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price, usability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax smc DA 40mm f/2.8 LimitedPentax SMC DA 18-55mm F:3.5-5.6 AL LensPentax smc DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

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Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited Lens Review

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited pancake lens.

Excellent sharpness from maximum aperture; Thin and lightweight; Good build quality and handling; Fast focusing

Not as sharp as the newer XS lens towards the edges of the frame at maximum aperture

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Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

 

This 40mm prime offering from Pentax can be placed in the classification of standard lenses. Designed solely for cropped sensor cameras of the *istDx series, it's focal length works out at a slightly long standard rather than a short telephoto. It is...

Size and weight are minimal; Hood/cap arrangement afford good protection; Cute little carry pouch

Optically good enough but not stunning

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Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

 

Pentax has quite a reputation regarding street photography thanks to theirextensive "Limited" lens lineup which covers the range frommoderate wide-angles to moderate tele. These lenses aren't exactly cheapbut ultra compact and high quality items. The...

The Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8 exhibits a very harmonious optical performance combined withexcellent build quality. It is capable to produce very sharp images across the frame straightfrom the max. aperture. Distortions are marginal and CAs are a...

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REVIEW: Pentax SMC-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

 

This 40mm prime offering from Pentax can be placed in the classification of standard lenses. Designed solely for cropped sensor cameras of the *istDx series, it's focal length works out at a slightly long standard rather than a short telephoto. It is...

Size and weight are minimal; Hood/cap arrangement afford good protection; Cute little carry pouch

Screw-in lens cap is fiddly to remove; Optically good enough but not stunning

If you want a discreet, easily pocketable or lightweight lens then this is the one to have. With the metal lens hood and cap screwed into place, the build is up to knocking around in a handbag or glove compartment without worries. The fixed standard...

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Pentax SMCP-DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited - (35mm Primes)

 

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Good enough for beginner

 

The lens is solid one. Used on Pentax *ist DL body. I took a few pictures using autofocus mode. Very quick and fast response. Zoom is limited. Close shoot is fair. Plastic hood is included. The cap is hard to be mounted though. The coating is...

Very well built. Quick response, no issues for focus ;

3X zoom ;

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Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

 

The lens comes with the kit I bought. Over all it is an ideal lens for beginners for everyday use. The focal length covers a wide to moderate wide-angle range. The lens is treated with smc coating for maximum light transmission. It has relatively sharp...

Beginner lens. Good for everyday use ;

f3.5 is not good enough. But fair for a basic lens ;

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pentax super wide angle SMCP-DA 18-55 mm lens

 

Superb camera lens with low price. Come with lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images which is very very useful. This is ideal for beginners. Works great with Pentax *ist DL.

Includes lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images. very useful ;

None ;

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Pentax 18-55mm zoom

 

got this lens with my ist DL kit. it's not bad for a kit lens, seems reasonably well constructed, sharp,and has nice rubberized grips for zoom and focus (more than i can say for my 35-80 canon rebel kit lens of many years ago). front of lens does not...

small, lightweight, inexpensive, reasonably sharp ;

not tack sharp, not super fast autofocus, no macro ;

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Fantastic starter lens

 

This is my first D-Slr and I must say, after spending 2 hours with it, I'm in love. You're gonna get the elitists who say this is not enough for a kit lens, but compared to the P.o.S. lens the nikon d50 and the canon entry model comes with, this is...

Captures details brilliantly. Autofocus mode is a plus for times when you need quick pic ;

not any I can discern at the moment. Would like to accompany with macro lens once I save up enough ;

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Pentax K / Pentax/Samsung
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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