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Pentax 15 mm f/4.0 ED AL Limited

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Overall 10
10

User Review

hcc, pentaxforums.com
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the DA15mm Ltd to use on my K-7. Since I used it with my K-01 and K-3 also and my comments apply to all these usages.
  • Pros: IQ, Sturdy, Compact, AF
  • Cons: None
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

DVaughan007, pentaxforums.com
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The da 15mm ltd is an excellent addition to anyone's kit. It provided me with a wealth of shots that are viable for selling commercially. Due to its compact size it worked extremely well with the Sirui travel tripods as its weight did not counterbalance or overload the tripod head. This lens was also good f or taking out and about due to its robust nature. The screw on lens cap is solid.
  • Pros: light, compact, starburst.
  • Cons: Screw on lens cap.
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Overall 9
9.0

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Rondec, pentaxforums.com
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The DA 15 limited is a very special lens. It definitely is an aberration in a time where people seem to want their primes to be large, sharp wide open, and really fast. Here is a lens that is small, has a maximum aperture of f4 and should be shot at f5.6 to get good sharpness. That said, it is one of the lenses I would want to take with me, if I were shipwrecked on a small Caribbean island.
  • Pros: Small, flare resistance, good colors
  • Cons: Soft wide open, not a fast lens
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Overall 9
9.0

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jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Not much I can say that hasn't been said already. This is a great wide angle lens, compact and exceptionally well built. This was the first of the limiteds that I bought and it did not take long before I made it my goal to get them all. This along with the 21 mm limited fulfill all I could want for wide angle photography. Also this lens takes beautiful close ups as well.
  • Pros: compact size, build quality, sharpness, autofocus speed, good for close ups, built in hood
  • Cons: nothing significant
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

SKwan, pentaxforums.com
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I also have DA21 and DA40 but they cannot reach a 'Wow' sharpness and colors that DA15 has. A50 F1.4 can catch up the sharpness but the flare resistance is far away from DA15. I can be quite free to take photos with DA15 even if with he bright sun included.
  • Pros: Sharpness, Flare resistance, Colors, Hood Design
  • Cons: Screw in lens cover
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Overall 10
10

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Ahab, pentaxforums.com
1 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this on closeout sale because I don't think the new coating on the new models will be worth the extra bucks.
  • Pros: Sharpness, color, flare resistance
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 9
9.0

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NitroDC, pentaxforums.com
9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: perfect. It's incredibly sharp, has amazing color rendition and flare resistance, and it's a Limited lens, so it feels solid as a rock.
  • Pros: Sharpness, Flare resistance, Color Rendering, Build & feel
  • Cons: Field curvature, stupid screw-on lens cap
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10

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filippofiori, pentaxforums.com
11 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The color rendition is super, rich, vivid and fascinating in all the shot that I took with it. I am not going to talk about bokeh because as being a wide angle lens I believe we cannot everything.
  • Pros: Small, Super rich color, contrast
  • Cons: hood is filmsy
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Overall 8
8.0

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Mr_Canuck, pentaxforums.com
1 June 2013
  • Excerpt: said about this lens. I agree with everything, including the apt description of the character of the DA vs FA lenses. It's a great little lens and unique in DSLR land across all manufacturers. Field curvature is it's #1 issue being so small. But I have no intention of dumping it any time soon. I've taken all kinds of my favourite shots with it.
  • Pros: small, sharp, contrast, build, built in hood
  • Cons: screw on cap (yuck), field curvature
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Overall 10
10

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tas 0425, pentaxforums.com
19 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Beautiful for landscapes, especially for shots into the sun. The sun bursts are incredible! Nice size and well built.
  • Pros: Beautiful colors, very sharp. Awesome sun shots!
  • Cons: Screw in lens cover
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