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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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User Review

Hereiam, pentaxforums.com
4 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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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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.
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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). When focusing, I am terribly annoyed by the squealing or squeaking sound that it makes on 98% of the time, regardless the subject or lighting or depth of field or focal length. I'm not sure if it's a defect.
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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. I do a lot of nature/garden/wildflower photography and it is perfect for that. If I need to be really close i pull out the 50 macro.
  • 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...in fact I rarely if ever venture out beyond the AUTO settings of my Pentax K5. I simply LOVE what this lens can do, amazing. I can't say enough about this lens and while it is costly...is well worth the investment.
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The best short (indoor) portrait lens for Pentax

Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
26 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. I tried both the new AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f1.4G lens and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 on a Nikon D7100 and neither of those lenses render images better than the Pentax 55mm on my K-5 IIs.
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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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Five Stars

killmurer, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: Amazing lens. Sharp and fast. Somewhat heavy, but the seems to be solidly made. Smooth focus ring.
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A good lens.

skyer17, Ebay
5 May 2014
  • Summary: This lens is highly regarded. I like it too. It is sharp from 1.4. At 1.6 it becomes very sharp. Its bokeh at wide apertures is a bit nervous. I've got to investigate this issue later.
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Wow

P. Green, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: I am hard to please and guess what? This lens has exceeded my expectations. I love this lens and would highly recommend this lens. It is worth the cost of the lens.
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