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Pentax smc DA 21 mm
7.8 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 21 mm

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Overall 10
10

Very sharp lens

Richard J., Amazon
24 December 2009
  • Summary: I use this lens on a Pentax K-5 and although I have only taken a few dozen pics with it I tried to vary the subjects to geed an idea about how well this lens would produce. Wide open it vignetting is pronounced, stopping down reduces it dramatically especially from f5.6 onward, at f4 it's noticeable...
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Overall 10
10

Great little lens.

Old Pro, Amazon
24 December 2009
  • 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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Overall 10
10

it works great.

Phoebe, Amazon
24 December 2009
  • Summary: use this lens instead of the 15-88mm one. it works great.
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Overall 10
10

Great walkaround lens!

Nicholas S. Fiduccia, Amazon
24 December 2009
  • Summary: Lens is extremely light and of highest build quality and has an equivalent 32.5mm focal length when used on a APS-C sensor.
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Overall 10
10

An Alternative to Beer-Bottle Zooms

the photogeezer, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: Reviewing my travel and other shots, I find that this lens' focal length covers 80% of what I shoot. I have always loved the 35mm focal length for film, and find the 28mm useful. This little 21mm crops to about a 31.5 equivalent, right between the two.
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Overall 10
10

moderate wide-angle -- to go

Ben Rosengart, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: Without getting into the optical qualities in detail, I can only say that I find the drawing and color properties pleasing. Focus is fast, and the build quality is excellent. Combined with the Pentax K10D, this is my sketchpad -- the kit I carry when I don't carry much.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic lens

James W. Turner, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: This was the 2nd Pentax Limited "pancake" lens I've purchased (the 1st was the 40mm). This has probably become my most-used lens! It's always either on my camera or in my pocket for quick retrieval.
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Overall 10
10

Impressive!

Tariq Gibran Hamid, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: This is a lens I had been considering for use on my K-5 as a moderate wide walkaround for some time. Every time I just about pulled the trigger on it, I would read some so-so review and look at the price and think, no way.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very low contrast lens with barrel distortion

Matt Hollingsworth, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: I've gone sort of nuts buying Pentax lenses for my k5 and kx. I have the 10-17 Fisheye, 15mm Limited, 21mm Limited (sold it), 35 mm Macro Limited, 40 mm Limited, 70 mm Limited, 200mm DA*, 50mm Takumar m42 and just bought the 50mm f1.2 SMCA. I take a lot of events/street, flowers and nature shots.
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Overall 10
10

great carry around lense

Philip Morgan, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: This is the perfect lense for walking around and grabbing shots. Easy small and the quality is great. If my main purpose isn't to take pictures but I want to have my camera with me or if I am trying to be more inconspicuous it's the one to have.
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