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Top 10 Pentax Lenses 2014 Rated By ePHOTOzine

Top 10 Pentax Lenses 2014 Rated By ePHOTOzine - Here's a round-up of the 10 best Pentax lenses we've reviewed on site to date.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm f/4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Price : £700
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Here, we round up the 10 best scoring Pentax lenses to date that we've reviewed:

1. Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM

Pentax 200mm lens
This lens scored an excellent 5 out of 5 star rating. It's a weather sealed professional quality super telephoto lens that has a silent focusing motor and full time manual focus override. It has almost no distortion, low CA levels, is light weight and features fantastic build quality, making it a great lens for anyone who wants the best quality in a longer reach lens. 

Available for £799.65 from Amazon


2. Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm f/4.0 ED/AL (IF)

Pentax 12 24 F4 Wide Angle Zoom (1)

The Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm scored 4.5 out of 5 stars in our review. This is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens that has a constant aperture of f/4, and is a premium lens. Build quality is extremely solid and focusing is performed internally. There is a minimum focussing distance of 30cm. This lens features outstanding sharpness and has vey fast focussing. 

Available for £844.38 from Amazon



3. Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR

Pentax DA FA Macro 100mm F2 8 WR (4)

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR has a fast maximum aperture and is capable of lifesize magnification at its closest focussing distance. It has an aluminium weather resistant and dust resistant construction. It has a quick shift focussing system, and low levels of CA, distortion and falloff. It's a great performer with sharp results right from maximum aperture. 

Available for £439 from Amazon


4. HD Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited
HD Pentax DA 35mm Macro Limited (4)

This is a compact macro lens that provides life size magnification at its closest focussing distance and is a premium lens. It's lightweight, and balances well with the camera. The lens controls distortion well, features outstanding sharpness and can focus very fast at normal distances, a great lens for close up macro work. 

Available for £555.98 from Amazon


5. HD Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 LimitedHD Pentax DA 70mm Limited (3)


This is a very compact lens that has an angle of view equivalent to the classic 105mm focal length. It's also a premium lens and weighs only 147g. It's only 26mm long, and is great for use with more compact K-mount bodies. It has a sturdy build and is fast focussing, making it ideal for those that want a more compact all round lens for shooting all sorts of subjects. 

Available for £499 from Amazon


6. SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited


SMC Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8
This is a hand assembled lens that was designed for film cameras, but works just as well  with modern DSLR cameras. The lens has accurate and fast AF, making it ideal for fast moving subjects. It is excellent to handle and gives a superb image quality. It is capable of producing lovely skin tones so is also ideal as a portrait lens. 

Available from Amazon for £731


7. SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited


SMC-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited

This lens is very versatile with excellent imaging qualities. Excellent for creating large prints, the lens has an unusual focal length allowing you to capture a different view on well photographed subjects. It is compact, features a built in lens hood, and has high quality results with a fast maximum aperture. 

Available for £607 from Amazon


8. SMC Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens Review


DA 35mm f/2.4 AL


The Pentax 35mm f/2.4 AL lens is constructed of 6 elements in 5 groups, and has 6 aperture blades. The lens is great for portraits, and is great value for money, also featuring high quality optics. It is well made, and handles very well, making for a great everyday lens. 

Available for £125 from Amazon

9. SMC Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited

SMC P-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited

This lens is the widest of the 3 Pentax FA Limited lenses, and is made from high grade materials. The lens weighs just 345g and balances well on modern DSLR cameras. Manual focussing is smooth and well damped. With excellent optical quality and a full frame design, this lens will be ideal for a wide range of photographic applications. 

Available for £1127.84 from Amazon


10. SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

Pentax 70mm lens

The Pentax 70mm prime lens only weighs 130g, and has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 107mm. It has well balanced optical qualities, is compact and has high quality construction. It performs well in high contrast situations, and is isn't susceptible to glare. 

Available for £515.14 from Amazon







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