Excerpt: Its really good deal for the price. I have a bunch of manual prime lenses, but with babies and children you need to be fast. That is the main reason I got this lens. Though it is a little slow focusing in the low light, but it have to be really low lighting. I use it with Pentax K30. Even at night, indoors, when the regular lights are on it works good. I do not use flash.
Summary: I want to use this review to address a few questions other relative newcomers with conservative budgets might have. I own a K-30 that I bought with the 18-135mm zoom lens, which I like a lot. I'm not a camera or lens expert and I don't have a lot of discretionary camera money, so my questions when I started considering the purchase of a prime lens were 1) is it worth it, and 2) if so, which one should I get?
This lens should be in every Pentax photograper's camera bag.
Lloyd W. Hayes "Lloyd", Amazon
6 July 2014
Summary: If you own a Pentax SLR or DSLR, then you should have this lens in your camera case even if it is the only fixed focal length lens that you own. It is both fast and sharp, and it is not expensive. Zoom lenses are what nearly everyone gets with their cameras and they are very nice lenses. They cover a wide range of a focal lengths. But the down side to zoom lenses are that they are slow and require a lot of light, comparatively.
Summary: - Highly recommended prime lens for any pentaxian, for the sharpness and low cost. - Hard plastic material is of good quality that seems durable. - Small and light to keep in your camera bag. - Decent bokeh. The only downside is the plastic mount.