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8.7 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 40 mm

This unique pancake-style standard lens measures just over a hal Read more

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Overall 10
10

compact goodness

random dude, B&H Photo
17 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Pros: Sharp, even wide open. Nice color / contrast. Fast auto focus. Quick shift focusing is a nice feature. Even sharpness across the frame. 9 aperture blades and rounded bokeh balls are a plus. Very compact and light weight and yet is nicely built metal. Like the metal lens hood that is included. Cons: 40mm (~60mm equivalent) on APS-C not the most useful focal length. Close focus distance is a bit further than i'd like.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Long Close Focus Distance, Odd Focal Length
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Overall 10
10

By far...

April, Amazon
4 July 2014
  • Summary: My favorite lens for my K20D. It gets amazing bokeh, great sharpness even when the aperture is wide open. I use it for everything. Great portrait lens. Also the seller I bought it from was great, especially considering I bought it used, which always seems like a risky purchase. Not one issue with the lens at all.
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Overall 10
10

great lens

Ralph R. Williams, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: was a must have street walk around lens when I shot Pentax...Build quality, easy to slip into a pocket, and colors that jump out t you..
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Overall 10
10

The Pentax DA 40mm f2.8 lens produces beautiful colors that have depth.

goldie, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: I have owned the DA 40mm f2.8 lens for about a year. I also own the Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 lens. My current camera is the Pentax K-5 iis. My first camera was the Pentax KR with the kit lens. Since I have received the DA 40mm f2.8 lens, I have not used the kit lens once. I feel a prime lens such as the DA 40mm f2.8 lens produces pictures that are so much more sharp and professional looking.
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Overall 10
10

Pleasantly surprised

yes it is, B&H Photo
29 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I wasn't expecting much more than a compact lens, but this Limited lens produces great color, resolution, and across-the-frame clarity. And it is tiny--with a built-in lens cover. The cover protects the lens, though I have yet to notice the results of no UV filter. I had purchased the highly-rated 35 Limited lens not long ago--this lens rivals that one minus the macro capability.
  • Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

First and best used matter I'v bought

shi zai, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: very nice! And it picks my interest of photography up again! Anyway, you deserve it cause there is no difference between it and a new one!
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Overall 10
10

Best all purpose lens by Pentax!

Vicky Mahodaya, Amazon
8 July 2013
  • Summary: This is my first prime lens. Very light weight, easy to put on and off. Does not even look/feel like there is any lens on camera when this one is on. Good walk around lens. I used it for street photography, full body portraits and landscape photography. It has least CA or flare of all lenses I have used. Reproduces excellent colors. Beyond excellent sharpness. It is simply the best lens in my kit. You got to have one of these and it goes with Canon.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens! Perfect for portrait photography.

andreaspilskog86, Ebay
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Super lens! Very flat lens, perfect for portrait photography. Very sturdy, solid feel. Gives a beautiful depth and really sharp details.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens that is super sharp!!

nfultz, Amazon
23 April 2013
  • Summary: I spent a lot of time researching what lens I wanted to add to my Pentax collection. I finally settled in on the DA 40. It's an incredibly sharp lens. I'm a professional photographer that has used a lot of different lenses over the years and this is one that won't disappoint. The only draw back is the f/2.8 is a little slower than I wanted, but at least it's super sharp even at f/2.8.
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Overall 8
8.0

First Limited Lens

Dmitry Nee, B&H Photo
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens in all respects. It's so tiny so i can keep it almost everytime in my bag/pocket. Picture is good enough. I rate this lens with 4 start, because i think FA Limiteds own 5 stars owners (FA 31,43,77) BTW, the screw in cap doesn't annoying at all, it just makes carrying more confident
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Limited Quality, Nice Bokeh, Size, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NOTHING
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