Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited
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Just what I needed
4 September 2014
Summary: Amazing, vivid colors and incredibly sharp. I needed something to replace my Sigma 17-70mm lens (which had been very disappointing) and decided to go with a prime. Perfect for landscapes, tight quarters, and night photography.
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.
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
Summary: A useful wide angle lens for photographing plants and gardens, using a Pentax K30. Very sharp and the majority of flower colours are accurately reproduced. Being compact and fairly lightweight this lens also works well on a Sony NEX 5n.
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.
Summary: Ganz abgesehen von der sehr guten optischen Leistung an der K3, überzeugen die Kompaktheit, die wunderbare Verarbeitung und Haptik dieses edlen Objektivs der Limited Serie. Zurecht wurde sie soeben von der Pentax Community zur besten Weitwinkellinse aller Zeiten gekürt: [...
Summary: Nachdem ich vor meinem Kauf des HD DA 15mm Weitwinkel Objektives die doch recht vielen schlechten Bewertungen gelesen habe, war ich erst skeptisch. Meine Hoffnung war aber, dass es sich um Anfangsprobleme handelt, ober halt einige wenige Ausreisser. Aber keines dieser Probleme sollte eigentlich existieren bei einem Limited Objektiv, nicht dass ich falsch verstanden werde. Das Pentax HD Pentax-DA 15mmF/4 wird in einer gut verarbeiteten Weichtasche geliefert.