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8.8 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

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Overall 10

More versatile lens than I thought

Marc Mehlman, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • Summary: I knew this lens would be great for taking photos of rooms, landscapes and close ups of the noses of family members. However, one finds it works in lots of situations. It is no way a walk around lens, but it is a prime I will want with me and will use often. The fact the lens is slow (only f4) is not a tremendous problem since at a focal length of 15mm, you can take shots at 1/30 or even 1/15 th of second and get away with it.
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Overall 10

Great Lens

Waterfall, Adorama
6 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Lens seems immune to flare when shooting directly into or near the sun. Macro closeups are excellent, even though this is not a true macro. Bokeh is very pleasing. Auto focus is fast and quiet.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10

Compact, light, great detail - you can fit Cokin P series filter holder with a little tweaking

Mr D, Amazon
27 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought this after being disappointed with 'softness' of images achieved using a Tamron 10-24 zoom on my K5. Crispness in detail achieved with this lens is much improved (I use it for landscapes). Seems happiest when stopped down a little (edges still soften a little when wide open). I had read about issues fitting cokin (or Lee etc.
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Overall 10

Sharp! Cool! Cheap for 1:1 Marco, Could be used on multiple purposes

Uwe Giesselmann, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Sharp! Cool! Cheap for 1:1 Marco, Could be used on multiple purposes The image quality of the DA35 Macro is easy to describe – very good. It is sharp already wide open, and very sharp stopped down. Bokeh is creamy when working in macro mode, since the DoF will be very thin. At moderately close focus distances the bokeh might be a bit busy, but not disturbing. Aberrations, distortion or vignetting is very well controlled.
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Overall 9
Ease of use 10
Picture quality 10
Sharpness 8

User Review

Александр, Prophotos.ru
24 April 2013
  • Summary: Как известно. чем компактнее камера и объектив, тем легче ее носить, при этом и выше вероятность использования и удачного снимка, снимать же лучше большой и тяжелой, снимок будет намного лучше. А здесь - малыш, дающий прекрасный результат с высокой вероятностью не то что применеия, но и гарантированного в техническом отношении кадра. Я же снмаю объективом на камере PENTAX К5. Всем рекомендую.
  • Pros: Компактность; Превосходная резкость, позволяющая делать большие увеличения при печати снимка; Прекрасная детализация изображения в тонах. Оценки по трем критериям; 1.Резкость -4,5; 2.Удобство использования -5; 3.Рисунок-5.
  • Cons: Крышка - редкость, потерял - заменить нечем.
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Overall 9

Gut aber teuer

dbpaule, geizhals.de
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Ich habe die Linse als Vorführer gekauft und daher "nur" 500€ bezahlt, was eigentlich auch schon zu viel ist. Man bekommt für weniger Geld fast gleichgute Linsen. Bei Offenblende bildet die Linse leider noch nicht so hochauflösend ab, zudem vignettiert sie stark. Ab Blende 8 gibt es kaum noch Randabdunkelungen und die Bilder sind gestochen scharf. Der AF ist schnell und zuverlässig. Die Verarbeitung ist erste Sahne - komplett aus Metall, durchdacht und klein!
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