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9.2 out of 10

Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

meddoc101, pentaxforums.com
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.
  • Pros: Sharp, small size, light, contrasty
  • Cons: 2.8 bit slow
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Overall 10
10

User Review

JPT, pentaxforums.com
7 June 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Contrast, sharpness, flare resistance, build, size
  • Cons: Compact size sometimes makes it difficult to handle
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
28 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: exceptionally compact, sharp, convenient removable hood
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Overall 10
10

User Review

rrstuff, pentaxforums.com
26 February 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: inner barrel a bit wobbly
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Bruce Clark, pentaxforums.com
25 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Sharp, light and unobtrusive
  • Cons: nil
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

rlatjsrud, pentaxforums.com
31 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pentajazzz, pentaxforums.com
28 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I was sold it last month, because now I'm using only DSLR K-30, and obtain auto-focus DA40Lim instead.
  • Pros: very compact and sharp
  • Cons: not detected
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pentajazzz, pentaxforums.com
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: EFL = 60 mm, nice indoor for "in the interior" shooting, not too close single or group portraits too. just instead 50mm on the film.
  • Pros: metal construction, compact, fast focus, hood include
  • Cons: not found. may be screwed cup, but who is so hurry?
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Dr. Evil, pentaxforums.com
22 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Well, the major advantage of this lens is tiny size, corresponding with small Pentax bodies- useful pocket set (I mean normal pocket, to my I can pack k10 + da*300 without hood ;-)).
  • Pros: Tiny, quick AF, colour rendition
  • Cons: not as sharp as limited should be, foolish cap
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Jean Poitiers, pentaxforums.com
21 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: IQ, size, build, sharp ...
  • Cons: Almost too small ...
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