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Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited

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Overall 10
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Excellent lens

Dave, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Have been using this lens for just over a month now, it's daily driver a replacement for my DA16-50mm, and I have yet to be disappointed. It's just a joy to use. And the image quality is just excellent, tack sharp. I would love if this lens was water resistant since I shoot a lot of landscapes, and often in damp weather. I'd highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for wide angle prime.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Wide Angle Lens

Gerry, B&H Photo
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is just as good as the reviews I read everywhere before deciding to buy it. I initially purchased a used copy and had to return it due to lack of sharpness in the corners and excessive chromatic aberration. I returned the used one and purchased a new copy which works great. I have tested the sharpness and taken a few dozen botanical garden scenic pictures which are all very sharp with great color definition. I am really pleased with the lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Smooth Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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
10

One of the Main Reasons to Use Pentax

Pentax Guy, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Pentax excels at small, brilliantly constructed prime lenses. Opinions will vary on whether the middle lens in a 3-prime set should be the 21mm, 31mm, 35mm, or 40mm. And for short tele, you've got the 70mm and 77mm. But for wide, this is it...and it's a great lens, too.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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More versatile lens than I thought

Marc, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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HD Pentax DA 15mm f4

Martin, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: IQ, small, light; use with k5ii
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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Very Sharp Lens

psandeepdwh, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Very Sharp images and excellent compact lens. It could have been WR lens for the price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Chuck Wilson, B&H Photo
15 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Just picked up this lens recently. After purchasing the 35mm & 50mm "plastic fantastics" I found they were not wide enough. Loving it so far. I am an avid railfan and will use this lens on my Pentax K5 II as my go to lens for taking train photos. The only drawbacks I have so far with just a few hours of shooting are as follows. The lens cap screws on and off and when I am in a hurry to capture a photo of a moving train it is difficult to remove quickly.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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Overall 10
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Compact and wide, sharp images

Bob S., B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Full landscape shots are great. Light weight is a real plus along with small size. I like the built in sunshade and metal exterior.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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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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