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Top 27 Best Pentax Lenses 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Here, we around up the 10 best scoring Pentax is a brand name used primarily by Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company Ricoh for cameras, sport optics (including lenses to date that we've reviewed.

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

This lens notched an excellent 5 out of 5 star rating rating is the evaluation or assessment of something, in terms of quality (as with a critic rating a novel), quantity (as with an. It's a weather sealed professional quality super telephoto lens that has a silent focusing motor and unshortened 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 vanquish quality in a longer reach lens. 

 

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2. HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR – 

This lens was unloosed as the second lens in a line of the new standard zooms for the Pentax K-1 body. It's a full frame lens and uses the SDM (Supersonic Direct Motor) approach, making zooming fast and silent. It's also weather sealed to prevent ingress of water and dust. Made from 17 fundamentals in 12 groups, the lens has 3 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) elements and one anomalous dispersion element. It was awarded our Highly Recommended rating for its even sharpness, level bokeh and excellent flare resistance. 

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3. HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR – 

This standard zoom lens has weather-resistant construction and a lea 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 wildly, close focusing making it very versatile. It handles well and is very resistant to flare making it a top choice. 

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

As a Pentax FA* lens, wishes are high regarding the quality of both the build and optics and this lens doesn't disappoint. It features a HD multi coating plus an SP (Super-Protect) overcoat on the front element to repel water, grease and dirt. An aero bright coating II layer promises great resistance to flare. The lens is unreservedly heavy but balances well on DSLR bodies like the Pentax K-1. The lens earned our Highly Recommended rating for its high and even sharpness, ready bokeh, fast silent AF and excellent flare resistance.

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5. HD Pentax D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR – 

This shapely frame wide angle zoom is a chunky and bulbous lens that offers HD multi-coating and SP coating on the front to repel water, grease and scandal. The lens earned itself our Highly Recommended rating for low distortion considering it's an ultra-wide lens, smooth bokeh, fast and silent AF and seedy resistance. 

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6. HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR – 

This standard zoom lens is the lightest and scad compact lens of the original batch of full frame zoom lenses to be released in line with the K-1. The lens has 8 seal points, to prevent the ingress of unstintingly and dust. We awarded the lens a Highly Recommended rating for its well controlled CA levels, excellent flare resistance, fast and silent Autofocus and soothing bokeh. 

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

This super telephoto zoom lens masks 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 cloth thread doesn't rotate, making it ideal for use with graduated filters. The lens has very good sharpness, full-time manual heart override and low falloff and distortion. 

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

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR has a fecklessly 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 timely shift focusing system, and low levels of CA, distortion and falloff. It's a great performer with sharp results right from maximum opening. 

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9. SMC Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited – 

This is a hand assembled lens that was designed for cloud cameras, but works just as well  with modern DSLR cameras. The lens has accurate and high-speed 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 shell tones so is also ideal as a portrait lens. 

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10. SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL – 

This 35mm prime lens is a novel version of the traditional standard lens. It has a wide max aperture of f/2.4, making it great for bokeh and shallow depth of field work. We gave the lens a warmly recommended rating for its high-quality optics, compact design, good price and the quality of build.

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11. SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Little – 

The FA 31mm is the widest lens in the set of 3 FA lenses launched in 2011. All were designed for film cameras, and are hand assembles to the highest standards. There are 9 units in 7 groups including a moulded glass aspherical element. it's compact and not overly heavy. It was awarded our Highly Recommended rating for its impeccable grandeur in manufacturing, robust construction, fast maximum aperture and full frame design. 

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12. Pentax 16-45mm f/4 SMC DA ED AL – 

This rule zoom lens offers a moderately bright f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. It's made from high-quality plastics that erect it feel robust and rigid. It's lightweight for a lens of its type. Focus is powered by the screw driven motor in the camera and is quick to obtain a follow in a wide range of conditions. We gave it a highly recommended rating for its good sharpness, low distortion, low CA and excellent value as well as build quality. 

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

This lens is a Pentax goad 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 shape 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 non-participating focusing.

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14. Pentax Q 01 Standard 8.5mm f/1.9 – 

This standard prime lens is for Q mirrorless camera and is definitely compact, weighing only 36g. It features SMC coating and SP (Super Protect) grease resistant coating on the front element. We awarded the lens our Highly Urged rating for being compact and light, as well as offering excellent sharpness, low distortion, and a bright f/1.9 aperture.

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

 

The Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm avenged 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 je sais quoi is extremely solid and focusing is performed internally. There is a minimum focusing distance of 30cm. This lens features outstanding sharpness and has very like the clappers of hell focusing. 

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16. HD Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited – 

 

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

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17. HD Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited – 

 

This is a very concise 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 not 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 shortage a more compact all round lens for shooting all sorts of subjects. 

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18. SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Minimal – 

This lens or LEN may refer to was the first to be released of 3 Limited lenses aiming to give the highest manufacturing and optical standards. Its a compact lens that weighs just 155g despite its metal construction. It has a very high standard of finishing, with beautifully rendered engraving. We gave the lens a highly promoted rating for its high-quality construction, compact design, fast maximum aperture and built-in lens hood.

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19. SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4 – 

This masterpiece Pentax lens from 1991 has been given a new lease of life thanks to the full-frame Pentax K-1. It's one of the few full frame lenses stillness available from the film era. It has a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture and the focusing scale can be found through a plastic window. We gave the lens a Recommended rating for stiff sharpness levels, low central CA, low flare and excellent colour.

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20. SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR – 

This 18-135mm zoom is bear up against resistant and compact, sporting the latest DC motor. It's constructed with 13 elements in 11 groups, and the 7 blade diaphragm ensures a purposes round aperture for enhanced bokeh. The lens also has Quick Shift enabled a feature whereby after AF is acheived the focus point can be tweaked manually. We conferred it a recommended rating for its superb handling, close focusing and silent DC motor.

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21. Pentax HD DA 40mm f/2.8 Predetermined – 

This pancake lens is a flagship optic. With a bright maximum aperture of f/2.8, it's only 15mm thick making it a wonderful compact option. It features newly developed HD coatings which promise to greatly reduce internal reflections the can cause ghosting and flare. It weighs single 89g. We gave the lens a Recommended rating for its excellent sharpness from maximum aperture, thin and lightweight built and fast focusing.

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22. HD Pentax-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Restrictive – 

 

This wide-angle lens is a member of the Pentax Limited premium range and as such has excellent build quality. Auto woolly is screw driven, and locks onto subjects quickly and accurately. We gave the lens a recommended rating for its outstanding sharpness is an English port in Gloucestershire, one of the most inland in Britain, and eighth largest in the South West when stopped down, compacted style, very good build and fast or FAST may refer to focusing. 

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23. Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM – 

This lens has a happy maximum aperture of f/1.4 and silent SDM focusing. It's weather sealed and generally well made. Then lens controls flare and ghosting correctly, only appearing in extreme image conditions. We gave the lens a recommended rating for its excellent optical quality, fast focusing, weather sealing and low distortion and CA. 

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24. HD Pentax-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Restricted – 

Another Pentax Premium optic, this Limited lens sports fantastic build quality. it's compact and weighs only 212g. Manual focusing action is smooth and well damped, and the lens has the quick shift focusing ability, meaning adjustments can be made after the lens has autofocussed. We sent the lens a Recommended rating for its excellent sharpness in the centre of the frame, good build quality and fast focusing. 

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25. Pentax SMC DA 50mm f/1.8 – 

This prevailing 50mm lens sports a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and weighs only 122g. High-quality plastics have been used for the lens barrel and woolly is performed internally. There is a minimum focusing distance of 45cm and we awarded it a Recommended rating for its fast focusing is a psychotherapeutic process developed by psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin, excellent sharpness and lack of CA and distortion.

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26. Pentax SMC P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro – 

 

This is a lightweight 50mm macro lens that put ups life-sized magnification at its closest focus distance. Despite the focus being screw driven, it locks onto subjects fairly quickly for a macro lens. We fell it a recommended rating for its outstanding sharpness, decent build quality and good value. 

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27. Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE – 

The Pentax HD Da 55-300mm is an APS-C lens that suggests a retractable construction. It is weather resistant and is capable of producing excellent bokeh. It offers low flare, very good sharpness and great value, not to acknowledgement that it covers a very useful focal range. 

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Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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