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8.7 out of 10

Pentax FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW

Fixed 55mm standard-length focal length lens Weather sealed Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW

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Overall 10
10

Sharp

Shane, B&H Photo
28 September 2014
  • Excerpt: That is a wonderfully sharp prime lens! Shooting on my Pentax 645z is a dream for that innate medium formate look. I would nightly recommend this as a must have in your camera bag...
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Jonathan Mac, pentaxforums.com
3 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I chose the 55mm lens over the 45mm as it's a more suitable focal length for general use - aprox. 35mm equivalent rather than aprox. 28mm.
  • Pros: Well built, sharp
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

I think it is a good lens

jianghan, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: This lens can uses in Pentax 645D, I think it is a good lens, but the only thing I think it is not good enough is the depth of focus. Any way, this is a good lens I think. I like it.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

mikeSF, pentaxforums.com
2 July 2013
  • Excerpt: wow, I was not prepared to be so impressed with this lens. Everything about it seems to be well considered and executed. Sharpness is wonderful as is bokeh and contrast. The 9-blades make lovely 18-pt stars too. I find no detectable CA issues and though I am not an AF user for the most part, when I need it, the AF is smooth and silent via SDM. Lens is well constructed and lightweight. highly recommended.
  • Pros: stunningly sharp and compact size
  • Cons: price
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Overall 10
10

Excellent wide normal lens

Hugo, B&H Photo
28 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a very nice wide normal for Pentax MF. It's sharp and focus is fast. I've not found any "softness". It's weather sealed and has a metal barrel.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

User Review

knishita, pentaxforums.com
5 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I usually use with DSLR (K200D) with adapter. Looks like around 70mm with DSLR. The best lens I have.
  • Pros: Sharp, f2.8, inexpensive
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Pentax-D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW

GJ Panorama, B&H Photo
10 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This is the standard for the Pentax 645 D. It is sharp, has good contrast, and responds quickly to the auto focus. I have not noticed the soft corners that some reviewers have mentioned. The lens hood has a panel that can be removed to access filters. This is a nice feature.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jgan, pentaxforums.com
11 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Solid. Beautiful beatiful bokeh, that's been the most pleasing thing. Fast and good results wide open. Some very minor chromatic aberration in very high contrast, magnified shots. Expensive, but highly recommend. A touch more flaring than I expected for a modern lens, but minor and manageable, I'm nitpicking. My 9 rather than 10 on sharpness is probably more 645d system than lens. I've done no technical testing.
  • Pros: bokeh, fast
  • Cons: price, agree..big lens hood for this focal length
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Overall 10
10

User Review

derAngler, pentaxforums.com
11 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I think the built quality of this lens is really great. It feels very light but durable. The performance is also very good even wide open. Here it outperforms the 75mm A easily with better sharpness and bokeh. Stopped down to f/8 both perform very similiar.
  • Pros: light weight, nice bokeh, sharpness, fast
  • Cons: maybe the price
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Yamanobori, pentaxforums.com
25 April 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a nice lens and matches the 645D body very well. The AF is quiet and manual focus is easy. There must be use of polycarbonate materials in the design because Pentax has kept the weight down, which is good. Solid construction.
  • Pros: Sharp, fast, and weatherproof
  • Cons: Big lens hood
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