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8.7 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 70 mm

This medium telephoto lens measures 1 inch in length and weighs Read more

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I am joining the chorus

3party, Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: There are so many thoughtful, detailed reviews of this lens that I really have very little to add by way of information. But I can say that I have been a keen photographer for more than fifty years, having owned an unbroken line of Pentaxes since the 1960s. In the current line up of Pentax lenses, most are good to excellent, but one or two are absolutely world class in their build, their balance, their bokeh, and of course their performance. This lens is one of them.
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Overall 10
10

Performance exceeds reputation.

hyphy1, Ebay
29 April 2014
  • Summary: Legendary Pentax lens. Performance exceeds reputation. Sharp, contrasty, beautiful Pentax colors. Highly recommended lens. Compact size, quality construction. Great for portraits and landscapes.
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Susan L. Watling, Amazon
22 February 2013
  • Summary: This tiny lens is lightweight and easily packed in a small bag. The pictures are sharp and well saturated. A great grab and go lens.
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Overall 10
10

Superb build and image quality make this a pleasure to use

JB123, Amazon
9 December 2012
  • Summary: All the Pentax DA "Limited" lenses are a real pleasure to use especially for manual focus. The full metal construction and silky smooth focus action really set these apart from most modern auto focus lenses. Having a "short tele" focal length (equivalent to 105mm FOV in 35mm format) with a sub f/2.8 aperture in such a small package is remarkable. Focal length itself is a personal choice for the task at hand so I don't suggest the 70 is better or worse than any other.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

CHRISTOPHER, Amazon
31 August 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this lens for my new K5 and it performs admirably! The MTF resolution is stunning and the focus on the k5 is quiet, accurate and fast On a slight downside; the screw on lens hood is a bit of a hassle to add or remove but the lens is so short that it can be left on the lens.Also the lens cap, though very nice is slightly cumbersome! Overall I love it and it has yet to come of the lens mount!
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Overall 10
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Great lens and fantastic quality

Faxanadu, Amazon
29 April 2012
  • Summary: I just love the Pentax Limited lenses. Compared to Canikon, you get more for your money. Granted, Pentax is not as popular here in the US, but their lenses are really good. The build of this lens just exudes quality. And the Images - fantastic. Plus, the lens is not that big so it makes your DSLR not as intimidating. Great sharpness, color rendition and bokeh - really nice quality all around.
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Overall 10
10

Acheter en fermant les yeux!!

ccyril54510, Ebay
9 April 2012
  • Summary: Objectif reçu de tokyo en trois jours en lorraine, rapidité de livraison 5/5, superbe état de l objectif, 5/5. il était comme neuf. Aucune marque d usure, je recommande le vendeur matsuiyastore.. C est mon deuxième achat chez eux. Objectifs super pour le portrait. La finition métal de ce caillou est superbe et en plus très leger.
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Overall 10
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Best portrait lens for Pentax

MeuronS, Amazon
11 March 2012
  • Summary: DA 70 is super sharp and renders people's skin well. Best portrait lens on APS-C sensor. Amazing for what you get out of this tiny pancake lens!
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Really great lens for portraits

Matt Hollingsworth, Amazon
3 December 2011
  • Summary: I've gone sort of nuts buying Pentax lenses for my k5 and kx. I have the 10-17 Fisheye, 15mm Limited, 21mm Limited, 35 mm Macro Limited, 40 mm Limited, 70 mm Limited, 200mm DA*, 50mm Takumar m42 and just bought the 50mm f1.2 SMCA. I take a lot of events/street, flowers and nature shots. If you want to take portraits and candids with Pentax, this is the lens.
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Stealth size with a big punch!

tlight, Amazon
20 August 2011
  • Summary: I am always impressed by the clarity of this lens and how nicely solid the build is. If you love to shoot a prime and long for a seriously solid metal and glass lens, the pancake series is for you! I plan on also getting the 40mm for a daily lens. This is solidly a telephoto and perhaps a bit too much zoom for the portraiture I usually do (though I did shoot an entire wedding successfully with only this lens.
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