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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 DA* 50-135mm f/2.8ED [IF] SDM
Price : £819
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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. HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

DA16 85 Wide A Copie 1414658619

This standard zoom lens has weather-resistant construction and a field of view equivalent to 24-130mm in 35mm terms. With great quality build, this lens has excellent sharpness throughout the zoom range and is capable of fast, close focusing making it very versatile. It handles well and is very resistant to flare making it a top choice. 

Available for £487.48 from Amazon 

 

3. Pentax HD FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW

HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW

This super telephoto zoom lens covers a zoom range that fills a gap in the Pentax lens line-up. It has silent focusing, weather sealing and HD anti-reflective lens coatings. Focus is performed internally and the 86mm filter thread doesn't rotate, making it ideal for use with graduated filters. The lens has very good sharpness, full-time manual focus override and low falloff and distortion. 

Available for £1999.99 from the Ricoh Online Store


4. Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW

HD PENTAX D FA 70 200mm F2

This popular focal range lens has a fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. It features silent focusing, weather sealing and two different types of anti-reflective lens coating. The lens has a metal build and a deep petal-shaped hood is supplied with it. It scored 4.5 stars in our review for its very good sharpness across the frame when stopped down, low falloff, excellent built quality and silent focusing.
 

Available for £1849.99 in the Ricoh Online Store

 

5. Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM

Pentax 50 135mm DA Star Lens (3)

This lens is a Pentax premium optic with a fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. It has good sharpness in the centre of the frame at maximum aperture, and has good build quality. We gave the lens 4.5 stars for its very good sharpness in the centre at maximum aperture, weather and dust resistant construction and silent focusing.

Available for £886.82 from Amazon

 

6. 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 focusing distance of 30cm. This lens features outstanding sharpness and has very fast focusing. 

Available for £844.38 from Amazon

 

 

7. 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 life-size magnification at its closest focusing distance. It has an aluminium weather resistant and dust resistant construction. It has a quick shift focusing 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

 

8. 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 focusing 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

 

9. 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 focusing, making it ideal for those that want a more compact all round lens for shooting all sorts of subjects. 

Available for £499 from Amazon

 

10. 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

 

 

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