Pentax DSLR

, SMC Pentax 01 8.5mm f/1.9 AL IF

SMC Pentax 01 8.5mm f/1.9 AL IF

This is one tiny standard, with a very nice aperture of f/1.9. How does this little beauty perform?

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, Spacecom 16mm f/1.4 2/3″ C Mount Pyxis on Pentax Q

Spacecom 16mm f/1.4 2/3″ C Mount Pyxis on Pentax Q

The Q with its tiny sensor needs very large aperture lenses to shine, does this classic 85mm equivalent do the trick?

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, SMC Pentax 02 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 ED AL IF Q

SMC Pentax 02 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 ED AL IF Q

The Q brings new meaning to the term Compact System Camera, how does this standard zoom perform?

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, SMC Pentax K 85mm f/1.8

SMC Pentax K 85mm f/1.8

A compact telephoto with a large aperture is an extremely useful lens when combined with a nice compact body like the Pentax K-5, K-7, or even the old MX. How does the K 85mm...

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, SMC Pentax-K 135mm f/2.5

SMC Pentax-K 135mm f/2.5

Both 135mm and 200mm lenses were common on 135 format (35mm film) cameras, and conveniently 135mm times the 1.5 crop factor of Pentax is about equal to 200mm, making a lens with 135mm focal...

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, Standard Lens Shootout for APS-C

Standard Lens Shootout for APS-C

A standard lens is one with a focal length roughly equal to the diagonal of the film or sensor used in the camera. This provides a fairly natural looking field of view with little...

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, Nifty 50 Shootout

Nifty 50 Shootout

On film the 50mm was the standard lens. Nearly every camera came with one, and they can be had used for a dime a dozen. The question remains, which one is best?

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, SMC Pentax-K 35mm f/3.5

SMC Pentax-K 35mm f/3.5

With Pentax digital cameras sticking to a 1.5 crop format APS-C sensor, it makes the 35mm focal length desirable as a standard lens, which conveniently was a very popular wide angle for 135 format...

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, SMC Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

SMC Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

The new SMCP DA 35mm f/2.4 AL is Pentax’s foray into the inexpensive standard primes; a large aperture lens with all plastic construction. The questions to ask are: how does a $220 lens stand...

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, SMC Pentax 77mm f/1.8 Limited

SMC Pentax 77mm f/1.8 Limited

When ever you ask a Pentaxian what lenses you should get, one of the answers will certainly be to buy the Limited lenses. They have a series of DA Limited lenses designed for digital...

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