Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM

Announced Sep 22, 2008 •
Telephoto prime lens | Pentax KAF3
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Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM review
By: Jon Tarrant, What Digital Camera (Feb 1, 2010)

It seems like a shame that Pentax's 55mm fast prime does not have full-frame coverage, but given that there is currently no full-frame Pentax body (other than older film cameras) this may not be such an important gripe. In isolation this would be a good lens once it has been stopped-down slightly, but amid a field of fast primes its slight weaknesses limit its overall score.

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Review of Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA*
By: SLR Gear

There isn't much to add that we haven't already covered: excellent results for sharpness, great resistance to CA, little to no corner shading or distortion. Quick and silent autofocus; rounded aperture blades; and to top it all off, a great lens hood that you probably won't even need given the lens' shrouded design. Pentax has produced a fantastic lens with the 55mm ƒ/1.4 DA*, however the only...

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