Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
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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
Excerpt: The SMC Pentax-M f/1:2.8 40mm is the original Pentax "pancake" lens. At the time, it was the only one produced (by Pentax) and was highly desirable for the M bodies. The combination made it the first "pocketable" SLR camera. (But, you needed a large pocket.
Pros: small, exceptional construction quality
Cons: difficult ot find focus ring when used to 'normal' sized lenses
Excerpt: I bought my 40mm pancake lens with a (very) used MX body. I find it a good combination for street photography, as they make a lightweight combination and the 40mm size is just right for the sort of urban shots I like.
Excerpt: Резкий с диафрагмы 5,6. Явно длинноват для фото в квартире. Очень большая МДФ. Часто автофокус цепляется за пёстрый фон. На pentaxforums резкость объектива оценили на "9", тогда пластмассовому зенитару 50/2 надо давать "11" баллов.