Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
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8 June 2014
Excerpt: I love this lens. It's small, compact and light and gives a lovely rendering on the K5. Some of my favorite shots have been with this lens. Shots are very sharp with great contrast. It's at a great focal length on the k5. The optics is fantastic. It's all metal so you don't have to worry to much about breaking it. Keep and eye on the little lens cap as it's so small you tend to misplace it a lot. This lens is a gem.
Excerpt: As a 40mm f2.8 lens, this I feel this lens is very, very good. It’s very sharp and has great contrast. It resists flare very well. The AF is quick and accurate on my K-01. There are a couple of aspects of the design that have their pros and cons. The small size is wonderful for carrying, but means there is not much of the lens to grip when you mount it. Part of the barrel at the sides is ribbed to alleviate this.
Excerpt: I bought this lens used in less than perfect condition at a bargain price. This is my go to lens when I want to travel light. This seems to turn my K5 into a slightly oversize point and shoot. Sharpness is incredible for such as a minuscule lens. My only gripe, and I really can't count it as a con due to its used condition, there is a noticeable wobble in the inner barrel.
Excerpt: Excellent lens. My only gripe is that the inner barrel is a bit wobbly - not what I expected from everyone raving about the build quality. That being said, I paid $230 for it and it is excellent optically, so it is not a big issue.
Pros: excellent iq, very high acutance, usable at any aperture, fun
Excerpt: Top quality lens. Very positive feel to it. It is light and unobtrusive, perfect for everyday use. Originally the idea was to use this lens for landscape work but have not had a chance. So I have found it to be a delight with flowers.
Excerpt: HD renewal wasn't good enough. It just add HD coating, circular aperture, and several detail change and that's it!!! PENTAX try to get more money from us which is $546 from $374. Sharpness? Same. I really disappointed about what Pentax did. If they renew DA* lenses, they will just add HD coating, little bit of design change, circular aperture, and done.
Pros: Small, HD coating, Circular aperture
Cons: No difference from the old one, Almost $200 over
Excerpt: Just picked up a used copy still with one year left on French (EU) warranty plus Hoya filter for about half the cost of all new ... great first shots and still need to put it through its paces .. rating may rise later along with a sample capture or two ... wish that I had purchased one much earlier.