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Pentax smc DA 21 mm
8.2 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 21 mm

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

simon_199, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Just like all the Limiteds, this lens is beautifully crafted, and with the K-3 it forms a nice unobtrusive and compact package. The built in hood is nice and also physically protects the front element.
  • Pros: Color, contrast, flare resistance, small size, built in hood, build quality, close up capabilities.
  • Cons: Corner sharpness not exceptional, distortion not very well controlled.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Runegutt123, pentaxforums.com
6 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Its small, and light
  • Pros: Small, Color rendering, focal length
  • Cons: A bit soft on the borders
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

biz-engineer, pentaxforums.com
6 April 2015
  • Excerpt: The lens is small, has a very useful focal length for street photography and landscapes. Color rendering is great , and corners are not very sharp but get sharper when the lens is stopped down to f8.
  • Pros: Small, rendering, focal length on APS-C
  • Cons: Not so fast, not very sharp on the borders but acceptable
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

zapp, pentaxforums.com
26 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This is one of the must have DA fixed focal length lenses. The design is quite nice with metal lens shade and all metal housing. It feels great. Optically it is quite OK for price and size. A maximum opening of 3.2 is slow but owed to the small dimensions.
  • Pros: Small fixed focal length lens
  • Cons: mechnical problems, max aperture 3.2
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Pepe Guitarra, pentaxforums.com
20 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent lens, no distortion, great colors and compact enough to walk with it around.
  • Pros: Small, compact, Pentax colors, no noticeable distortion, walk lens
  • Cons: not so fast, but who cares
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ash, pentaxforums.com
20 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a long awaited lens for me, not having decided to buy it until I had to travel overseas. I already have the DA 12-24, which serves my wide angle purposes perfectly, and I found hard to beat.
  • Pros: Compact size and weight, excellent IQ, fast focusing
  • Cons: f/3.2 max aperture, which if larger would mean a larger lens
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Overall 10
10

it works great.

Phoebe, Amazon
30 October 2014
  • Summary: use this lens instead of the 15-88mm one. it works great.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Nicolas06, pentaxforums.com
17 August 2014
  • Excerpt: It is not the perfect lens, mainly because it is quite soft on borders, even stopped down. My understanding is that this is not softness but field curvature. The result is the same: border tend to lack sharpness even stopped down... At least when you put focus to infinite.
  • Pros: great colors, small, light, perfect walkaround lens
  • Cons: soft on corners
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Overall 10
10

User Review

jephi, pentaxforums.com
28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens: easy handling, solid built, picture quality is excellent, even wide open.
  • Pros: Fast focus, small, great built, great optics
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Great little lens.

Old Pro, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: This compact gem is perhaps the perfect little walk-around lens for your Pentax. Unobtrusive, it gives your camera a unique perspective that doesn't scream wide angle but is wider and can be more useful than (35mm equiv.) 35 and 50mm focal lengths.
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