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Pentax smc DA 55mm F1.4 SDM
8.9 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 8
8.0

User Review

DonThomaso, pentaxforums.com
31 May 2015
  • Excerpt: This review is for a mint condition DA*55 bought second-hand in Sweden, serial nr in the 9124XXX-range.
  • Pros: Image quality, build quality, WR, bokeh
  • Cons: AF speed, AF accuracy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

njohan, pentaxforums.com
25 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Besides that its expensive i am very happy with the end results, when i look att the pictures that came out from my K-5
  • Cons: (expensive)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

biz-engineer, pentaxforums.com
6 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens is one of the finest lens I own. Excellent image quality, focal length FF equ. 82mm (for photographing people) and it's fast. Really excellent when used with higher resolution sensors such as 16Mpixels, 20Mp and 24Mp.
  • Pros: Fast with amazing color rendering, fast silent AF
  • Cons: Price, SDM (although does not seem to fail with this lens)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Hereiam, pentaxforums.com
24 March 2015
  • Excerpt: A great lens for artistic photography, this receiver is 85 mm 1.4. The only thing I do not like is the autofocus, it is much worse than my other lenses. Figure pleasant, sharp and expressive as crystal. My favorite lens Pentax
  • Pros: sharpness, artistic drawing, bokeh, not afraid of the sun on the forehead, working 1.4, easy focusing ring
  • Cons: poor autofocus (long focus)
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Overall 10
10

great pictures, no problems in wet areas

gerthold fertl, Amazon
23 February 2015
  • Summary: outsanding lens, is as advertised, great pictures, no problems in wet areas. or weather conditions, recommend it highly
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but slightly odd, strong chromatic aberrations, and

Wilson, Amazon
18 December 2014
  • Summary: BUILD: does not feel plasticky and feels very good. the focus ring has a very slight wobble which can affect if you're really sensitive to pin-pointing an object (e.g. the eyelashes), and also is slippier than my kit lens (18-135mm).
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Overall 10
10

User Review

jeverettfine, pentaxforums.com
10 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I have missed my 85 full frame from film days and this IS THE ONE to replace it. Have only had it a short while but am very impressed. Couldn't pass it up at the price (like new in box with caps and shade). Wonderful portrait lens...if anything it may be too sharp for that purpose.
  • Pros: Speed, sharpness, bokeh
  • Cons: What? no worries
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Overall 10
10

I simply LOVE what this lens can do

L. Bradshaw, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: Here I am several years after buying this lens on Amazon and I never cease to be blown away but what it can do. When I say what it can do and not what I can do I mean that. I am NOT a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination..
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Overall 10
10

The best short (indoor) portrait lens for Pentax

Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
25 August 2014
  • Summary: I've used cameras and lenses from almost every brand (film and digital) but I keep coming back to the prime lenses from Pentax because they are simply amazing. The SMC DA* 55mm isn't the newest lens in the Pentax lineup but it still rivals even the newest premium lenses from Nikon and Canon.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

am.syn, pentaxforums.com
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Great successor of the FA 85. It´s very sharp, clear, excellent colours and has a wonderful Bokeh...dreamy. The AF works well and is on the point.
  • Pros: Fast and Sharp
  • Cons: none
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