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Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS
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Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS

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Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 XS Pancake Lens Review

28 March 2012
  • Summary: Obvious benefits of a pancake lens like this are the compact size and lightweight, but this lens delivers excellent sharpness too. The issues with flare and high CA levels when stopped down may be off-putting to some, but if care is taken to use this lens within its limits, it can deliver excellent...
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness from maximum aperture, Thin and lightweight, Good build quality, Vignetting is well-controlled
  • Cons: High CA levels towards edges of the frame when stopped down, Loss of contrast and flare when shooting into the light, Rubber lens cap falls off easily
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