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Pentax 15 mm f/4.0 ED AL Limited

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Nicolas06, pentaxforums.com
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: - It unique resistance to flare and fantastic dynamic range is a must for landscape. Where other would get washed white sky, you still have a blue sky. There lot of color deph.
  • Pros: Fantastic contrast and flare resistance, small, light
  • Cons: Could be a little sharper
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Pentaxpixie, pentaxforums.com
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: Not much more can be said here, it's an icon. Love it and will never sell it.
  • Pros: tiny, sharp, build quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

kh1234567890, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Somewhat over-rated. It does all that a rectilinear 15mm lens should do. You can get some spectacular ultra-wide shots, although if you don't watch out you'll end up with lots of sky in your photos.
  • Pros: Small, light
  • Cons: Field curvature, AF problems
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Overall 10
10

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peterjcb, pentaxforums.com
15 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I wasn't sure that I needed this lens as I already own the DA12-24 however once I put it on the camera I realized how much different it handled than the 12-24. It is small, light and easy to carry. I have taken some of my best images with this lens. I find it excellent for street shooting and general use in a closed setting. It's also great for architecture.
  • Pros: sharp & compact
  • Cons: wish it were a bit faster
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ElJamoquio, pentaxforums.com
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: It's better, IMO, than the HD 15mm. The sunbursts are beautiful, the bokeh is great for a 15mm. No flare, which is a big concern (for me at least) at this aperture.
  • Pros: Vibrant images, joy of use, small, light, no flare.
  • Cons: No WR, corner sharpness wide open, small aperture
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Overall 10
10

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jephi, pentaxforums.com
25 July 2014
  • Excerpt: One of my favourites. Great for travel. Small, great build, great optical quality and thank you Pentax for the retractable hood. This is VERY convenient.
  • Pros: Built, quality, integrated retractable hood
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

purwoadi, pentaxforums.com
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: My first APS-C lens, wide lens and DA *limited. Bought for landscape in low light (since I have Tamron 17-50mm/F2.8 that is very good at F5.6 and smaller). I was striked by the color and flare resistant it has, but little bit surprised by distortion. May be, I'm not used to such wide lens. I take this lens and FA-43mm/F1.9 for our last trip. Very amazing image.
  • Pros: all metal, flare resistant, beautifull color
  • Cons: barel distortion, expensive
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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

User Review

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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