HD Pentax DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited

Announced Aug 27, 2013 •
Wideangle prime lens | Pentax KAF

After switching from 17-50mm to 18-35mm I felt the need for something wider. My Sigma 18-35mm Art is optically perfect, however with 18mm (27mm eq) beginning it´s not really wideangle and shooting landscapes or interiors was not ideal, since a lot did not fit in the frame. So I searched for wideangle lens, either zoom or a prime lens. As regards the zoom the Sigma 10-20mm appealed to me, the reviews were OK, but I wasn´t sure I want to carry another big zoom lens; my Sigma with it´s 810g is ...

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Hi, few weeks ago I have promised to make a comparison of the so-called starburst effect and bokeh of the Pentax 15 mm f/4 limited lens, between the version with smc and HD coating. I have decided to post this as a review of the HD 15/4, which is a wonderful lens. I also loved the smc, but due to its bumpy life with me, images taken with it must not be considered as indicative of the lens sharpness. Images were taken with K5IIs and what follows are screenshots of comparison in LR 3.6 :) smc ...

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I have had this lens about two years, when fitted to my K5 body the balance is perfect. The build quality for this pricey lens is superb and I just love using it. The optical quality is on a par with my 50-135mm lens, and the focal length does not cause too much distortion. Shots taken into the light are usually flare free and light sources are recorded as very sharp starbursts if the lens is stopped down. I love travel, street type  photography, but I have used its close focussing ability ...

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