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9.2 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 40mm F2.8 XS

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Overall 10
10

Sharp as a tack, and tiny as one too

NorCalFox, Amazon
16 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens to catch the action.

condor27616, Ebay
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Great walk around lens for story telling. Does awesome close ups as well. Very fast to focus and snap the pic.
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Overall 6
6.0

Had to do Autofocus Adjustment

Omesh Persaud, Amazon
19 May 2014
  • Summary: When I initially got the lens, I had to do an Autofocus adjustment of +1. Since, I've had to actually adjust it further to +4
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Overall 10
10

Very good glass for price

DAVO, Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: This lens is extremely fun to use for photo or video. The images are extremely crisp and video is very fun and easy with such a short focus ring allowing you to do quick focusing pulling with shallow depth of field. This lens also creates very round bokeh from great aperture blades. The nature of a 40mm/60mm is that it creates a framed shot for you. A natural view of your surroundings comparable to the human eye.
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Overall 10
10

sharp lens makes beautiful photos

D. H., Lawrence, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: I haven't tested it extensively yet, but with the few test photos I shot, I noticed a marked difference in the sharpness/photo quality of the pictures taken with this lens vs my kit 18-55 and 50-200mm lenses. I winced to spend the money but after reading reviews I thought it might be worth it. It's worth it.
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Overall 10
10

Great little lens and superb center sharpness

SSSS "sssss", Amazon
29 May 2013
  • Summary: I have had this for a while. I must have taken a thousand shots by now. I can admit that this is a superb lens considering its size and price. great center sharpness wide open. gets better as you stop down a little. Makes a lot of noise when focusing in low light. Not much to complain about but, worth noting. You will hear it in your video for sure. love the lens so far.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful with the Pentax K30

Tabatha, Amazon
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I am really happy with this lens. I almost canceled the order. So glad I kept it. I just purchased the K30 body only and decided to give this lens a try with it. Really wonderful. Good buy.
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Overall 10
10

OH MY, I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THIS GOOD

G.M., Amazon
25 April 2013
  • Summary: I have a lot of good to say about this lens, so let me start by telling you whats bad to just get it out of the way. 1- Purple fringing can be strong but only in significantly high contrast situations (tree branches in the gray sky, white fence/ or white floweres with sun hitting it, etc). Also occurs worst wide open at f2.8 stops to 4 stops then is gone.
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Overall 10
10

AWESOME LENS

Justin, Amazon
23 March 2013
  • Summary: well worth the money. Received this lens with a pentax k-01 kit, and it outperforms a lot of prime lenses at 1/4 the size! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
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Overall 8
8.0

Value for money 40mm optics, but mounting is tricky

M. Muzammil "IncidentFlux", Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: It's a Pentax 40mm f/2.8 lens. Image quality is as expected of a prime lens. Looks really good if handled correctly. Mounting it to the K-30 is a real pain and tricky. I have an 18-55 WR and 18-135 WR lenses, both are quality lenses and mount easily in the first attempt. Value for money optics. Still a good lens.
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