Excerpt: This lens is perfect for my wife. She is short and the focusing distance is down to 4 inches. Experimenting with amcro shots of bugs, spiders, webs, portraits, and anything one can think of produces magnificient shots! Definitely a valuable lens to have in one's bag.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've been using this lense for two weeks now and has no regret of buying it. It's a sharp lense producing great photos. The macro capability is an icing on the cake. Very well built for its price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Well built
Excerpt: While I haven't had the chance to put this baby really through its paces yet, ititial tests really impress. It's light and compact design complement the Pentax body, yet it seems sturdy enough to handle the field use I expect to give it. Display and controls are smooth and easy to manipulate and read. Highly recommended.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Bought this lens after trying an extension tube for macro photography. Very happy with new lens, glad I made the investment. Great customer service, quick shipping and arrived as estimated. Will look at B&H for all future photography needs.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: This lens is easier to use and has more features than a more costly Canon lens which I used with my Canon Rebel, a camera I no longer have. The only complaint that I have is that the focus lock moves into the "lock" position to easily which keeps the camera from focusing either manually or automatically.
Summary: These older "prime lenses" are pretty cheap used and work fine on new Pentax DSLR cameras. They offer the professional look of a shallow depth of field, attractive bokeh, and the clarity that a simpler lens offers over the zoom stuff. In addition to that - it captures more light thanks to a f2.0. That means more detail and less noise in lower light. it's my first prime lens but it's easy to use. Just set your f stop and focus manually.