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Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
8.4 out of 10

Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM

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Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA* review by joe88

joe88, slrgear.com
31 January 2015
  • Summary: this lens is quite better than my old FA 1.4/50, which I can use with very good sharpness from f2.8. You'll win one step of aperture and minimize CA's visibly much more better than zeiss competitor unfortunately too much plastic in construction (therefore only eight points for construction) wide open for portraits, f2 even for landscapes f2.8 for documentation.
  • Pros: wide open even enough sharp, f 2 very sharp, f 2,8 extremely sharp,less CA's
  • Cons: plastic plastic plastic
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Overall 10
10

User Review

M the Observer, Adorama
22 April 2012
  • Excerpt: A wonderful lens, really nice smooth bokeh. Not as sharp as a Carl Zeiss but it is autofocus. Also had no problems using it out in the rain, if the weather is bad this is the lens I'd want to have with me.
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Overall 10
10

Really nice

M the Observer, Adorama
22 April 2012
  • Excerpt: A wonderful lens, really nice smooth bokeh. Not as sharp as a Carl Zeiss but it is autofocus. Also had no problems using it out in the rain, if the weather is bad this is the lens I'd want to have with me.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Overall 10
10

a perfect fast backup lens

16 robinhoods[@], Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is my perfect backup lens to my Zeiss 85mm f 1.4 ..will be used in my portrait photography
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

User Review

16 robinhoods[@], Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is my perfect backup lens to my Zeiss 85mm f 1.4 ..will be used in my portrait photography
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Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA* review by 3systemuser

3systemuser, slrgear.com
27 February 2011
  • Summary: this lens can be the sharpest portrait lens , if not it at least as sharp as any of other manufactures 85mm f1,2 or 1.4 lenses. and it has good flare resistance and it is very well sealed. I do not get this lens yet for my K5 but when I had the K7 , I had it before and loved it. now, I am waiting for my new copy of DA*55f1.4 sdm to reach my house. as soon as I get this lens back , I will compare it to my Canon 85f1.2LMK2 and Zeiss 85f1.4ZF2.
  • Pros: IMO, this lens is sharper than all similar portrait lenses +it is sealed.
  • Cons: just played around with it a few days a go and did not get it yet.
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Overall 10
10

Easy review... "pro reviews all true!"

Jack on the Cheap, Adorama
10 May 2010
  • Excerpt: As the heading says... "It's an easy review!" I did my research, lots of it. This day and time I think twice about any purchase more expensive than a hamburger. I wanted a GREAT lens that was also a GREAT buy with GREAT reviews. Well, I couldn't find any reviews that spoke ill of it... period; AND the price was great! So I bought it... I love it!!! OK, so it's just a smidge big... more to love!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good looking too, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: It's just a little big
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jack on the Cheap, Adorama
10 May 2010
  • Excerpt: As the heading says... "It's an easy review!" I did my research, lots of it. This day and time I think twice about any purchase more expensive than a hamburger. I wanted a GREAT lens that was also a GREAT buy with GREAT reviews. Well, I couldn't find any reviews that spoke ill of it... period; AND the price was great! So I bought it... I love it!!! OK, so it's just a smidge big... more to love!
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun lens

C, Adorama
10 January 2010
  • Excerpt: It's a fun lens that can be used both indoors in poor lighting and outside for cool artsy closeups. I love the large aperture. It's also real nice for portraits.This lens is always on my camera.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fun, Lightweight, Reliable, Weather proof
  • Cons: Causes purple fringing
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

C, Adorama
10 January 2010
  • Excerpt: It's a fun lens that can be used both indoors in poor lighting and outside for cool artsy closeups. I love the large aperture. It's also real nice for portraits. This lens is always on my camera.
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