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9.3 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM

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Overall 10
10

Perfect even with small disadvantages!

avatar1980mikhail, Ebay
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought that lens for shooting a portraits. I needed small DOF and good separation from background. Pentax SMC DA 55 mm F/1.4 SDM have only small disadvantages: the first is size (but for 85mm eqiv. it is nothing) the second is purple fringing in background with open wide apertures (but probably because of that lens have such great bokeh! yeah!) and thirds (the most important) is flares in back-light shooting. Build quality is great. Speed of AF is enough for portrait.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

zbrueningsen, pentaxforums.com
4 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Incredible lens. Optically is as good as it gets. This is my favorite lens and it has done wonders for me. At F 1.8 you can put this on a 24x36 and have no issues with sharpness or rendering. It truly is an amazing gem when it comes to resolving power.
  • Pros: Colors, Sharpness, Bokeh, 1.4, Weather Sealed, Captivating image quality
  • Cons: Autofocus is slow/flaring and aberations
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

elfius, pentaxforums.com
3 February 2014
  • Excerpt: When I bought the K-30 I knew from reviews and pictures on PF that I wanted this lens as I was interested in portraiture and night shots. It was my first prime after the kit 18-135 WR that came with the K-30. It has not disappointed me so far and rarely leaves my K-30 to the detriment of my 21 Ltd, 31 Ltd and 100 Macro WR. As a beginner in photography , I found this lens easy to use compared to the 31 Ltd.
  • Pros: Bokeh, colour rendition, SDM, Quick shift, WR.
  • Cons: Sometimes AF misses and is a bit slow, price.
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Overall 10
10

A huge upgrade for any Pentax DSLR

D. Cumpian, Amazon
28 January 2014
Overall 10
10

i dont regret this buy

Dominic Hains, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: produce very sharp image, nice looking lens, good build quality. reviews said it is expensive but it worth every penny. rugged too!
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

trevorgrout, pentaxforums.com
29 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens has produced some absolutely stunning images for me. I mean some real keepers. This is my first 1.4 lens so I may not be used to having that large of an aperture. However, with that said, when this lens focuses correctly, it is sharp as a tack. The autofocus seems a little slow, and it can be a little frustrating to get moving kids in focus. That may also be partly my fault because I am inexperienced shooting at those larger apertures.
  • Pros: portrait
  • Cons: slow AF
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Overall 10
10

User Review

prshrt, pentaxforums.com
4 October 2013
  • Excerpt: very quiet and spot in getting your target in focus...the portraits are made out of this world and the bokeh is not only creamy but dreamy
  • Pros: bokeh and speed very silent
  • Cons: absolutly non
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Usman Jabbar, pentaxforums.com
26 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Dear Friends,,,Yesterday I bought this lens and today I am writing a review just because of few pics I took of my children in a very casual way. The pic I am showing below was taken hand held in a very casual way. I was amazed by the sharpness and clarity this lens produced which I was not expecting. Although this pic is taken at f/3.2 but the sharpness/clarity this lens produced is amazing.
  • Pros: sharpness, bokeh, make and feel
  • Cons: slow AF
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Overall 10
10

Great Portrait Lens

Jeffrey Giles, Amazon
18 September 2013
  • Summary: I found this lens to have excellent sharpness, smooth shallow DoF and to be a good focal length for panos too. Weather sealing makes it great for the field.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

mikeSF, pentaxforums.com
26 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Great performer all around. nice wide open bokeh, great sharpness, contrast, colors. I also like using quick shift and the confident locking of the hood.
  • Pros: sharp and good wide open bokeh
  • Cons: it flares.
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