Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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britcam
britcam Senior Member • Posts: 2,425
Re: My picks

cgarrard wrote:

Finally, I would like to add the DA 40 XS as a bargain champion. In fact, I think this may be my favorite general purpose lens - the focal length is great, it's pretty bright, CA seems well controlled, and it's the only Pentax lens I have that will fit in my pocket.

Also higher priced than the items I mentioned most of the time.

The DA 40 XS can be easily found for very low prices on the used market, for no more than £125 or 150€. Many have never been used, being part of an original K-01 kit and surplus to the requirements of the seller ...

It is very compact, yet optically the same as the far more expensive DA40. I wouldn't hesitate to get as a first lens. It has only one real drawback - a tiny lens cap that is too easy to lose!

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britcam - Rich S

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