Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS
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13 March 2015
Summary: Sharpness is not good at full aperture 2.8. Improves between 4 and 5.6. On another end 16-22 image quality becomes worse. Subjective impression: Images lack bright colors, there is some gray tint in them? Limited depth of field since it is not a wide angle - about 60 mm lens for full frame equivalent. Cannot be manually operated thus cannot be considered a prime lens. made of plastic with metal mount. Was designed for K-01 camera to make it more compact.
Summary: This is one of the sharpest lenses I have used. I bought this for my Pentax K-01, which is a very sharp shooting camera as it is. This lens takes very nice photos in dim light or bright. I had my doubts about such a thin lens working so well, but other reviews convince me to buy it. I am glad I did.
Summary: Bought this lens as a light weight option for back country adventures and it has turned into my go to lens for everyday use. For the ease of packing as much as the quality of the images. Worth every penny.
I love this small Pentax Lens. Great for everyday shooting when you do not need to carry a heavy Zoom.
Barbara G. Hobbs, Amazon
12 October 2014
Summary: I use this Lens on my Pentax K5 IIs, I use it as my prime lens for most of the time. It is small flat and light weight. Makes carrying around a DSLR almost like a Point and Shoot Camera. Pentax Lens are for the most part over priced, but this lens is a good buy. The other 40 MM version of the Pentax lens is about double in price, this is good glass and it is a great lens for street photograph, as it is small so people do not pay much attention to you as when you are...
Summary: Super compact, super crisp. I LOVE this lens. It is so portable that I can fit this in my holster bag with the 18-55 on the camera, and almost makes the K-5 look like a point-and-shoot. The 2.8 is crisper than expected and provides a beautiful depth of field when wide open. At 3.5 and above it is sharp as a tack. Compared to its big brother this lens packs quite a punch for the price tag.