Lenstip tests the DA 20-40 F2.8-4 Limited lens!

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
citrontokyo Contributing Member • Posts: 812
Re: Lenstip tests the DA 20-40 F2.8-4 Limited lens!

"As our test showed, the Pentax HD DA 20–40 mm f/2.8–4.0 ED Limited DC WR is not such a pearl of a lens so it seems to be aimed only at the biggest fans of that brand, still remembering and venerating the legend of the cult Limited lenses which, currently, is becoming more and more tarnished."

This doesn't sound like a positive review.

"New users and those immune to the Limited magic will be hardly encouraged by this instrument to enter the Pentax system."

He says it's not a bad lens, it's just not a good lens either. He harps on it being overpriced, and compares it negatively to the Sigma 1.8 zoom. Sorry, but you really have to spin this to make it sound in any way better than the 18-55 kit zoom, which is smaller, lighter, also WR, and a quarter of the price!

I'm not usually negative on any Pentax products, but with this lens, it just seems like we're being scammed. How many negative reviews does it take to flush out the effects of drinking too much Kool Aid?

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Pentax K-5 Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED Pentax smc DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited +4 more
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