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9.3 out of 10

Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited

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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 6
6.0

User Review

fotoreporter1975, pentaxforums.com
10 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I had it for a year or so (I love the 40mm focal length), as it made a really nice and compact package on my 5d mk II and, better still, on the ME Super. But I ended up selling it.
  • Pros: compact, nice tonality in b/w
  • Cons: not too sharp
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

volosong, pentaxforums.com
12 August 2010
  • 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
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

uccemebug, pentaxforums.com
10 July 2009
  • 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.
  • Pros: small size, light
  • Cons: difficult to focus, so-so image quality
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ivan Glisin, pentaxforums.com
26 December 2007
  • Excerpt: I mostly agree with previous comments: the lens is overrated and price should not go over $100 in my opinion.
  • Pros: Small, excellent focal length on film, good for MX/ME/ME Super
  • Cons: Low corner sharpness below f/5.6 (see the review)
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
8 October 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Малый размер и вес.
  • Cons: Резьба под фильтр 27мм. Крышку объектива проектировал обкуренный конструктор. Хлипкая конструкция.
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