Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS
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3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I got mine as part of the k-01 kit and was pleasantly surprised at the sharpness. It's so small it takes almost no extra room in the camera bag, so it always goes in. The only gripes are it is so small it is almost hard to remove from the camera and it has loud autofocus. Definitely a keeper for me though.
Excerpt: certainly a good lens ( barely bigger than a body cap ... so unobtrusive you can live it on camera all the time ) ... a perfect companion for street shooting with the pentax K-01, having used it for about six months, for me, the only real annoyance is the lack of an adeguate hood by design ... a tendency to purple fringing ( easily correctible in software ) in certain conditions, produces images with really fine color tones ...
Pros: tiny,light,fine color rendition,respectably fast and sharp
Excerpt: I really, really want/wanted to like this lens. However, I find the level of CAs distractingly high. That, and the fact that sharpness is mediocre make for images that leave something to be desired... they just don't look crisp.
Pros: Size, weight, autofocus
Cons: CAs, not that sharp, build, close focusing distance