Further readings for the Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
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The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC is a high-speed manual focus lens available in a wide range of mounts, including Sony A and E, Fujifilm X, Micro Four-Thirds, and Pentax K, as well as the expected Canon EF and Nikon F options. Offering a wide f/1.4 maximum aperture, and as a 130mm equivalent on an APS-C format camera (such as the current Pentax DSLRs), the Samyang 85mm is an ideal lens for low-light indoor sport and outdoor photos.
If you’ve outgrown the standard kit lens for your new entry-level DSLR, a second lens can add a new dimension to your photography. With a plethora of options available, picking out the right one can be a bit of a minefield, but our best lenses review is here to help. We round up here the big talking points on the 39 lenses that our technicians have tested on the Pentax K-S1.
Although the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs have now been replaced by the Pentax K-3, we’ve analyzed the two models with a range of lenses from both Pentax and third-party makers and thought the results would be of interest to our readers. The information is available online but we taken the opportunity to offer a brief overview of the best performing models. Read on to see how well the lenses perform together on the two cameras.
Announced in June this year, the K-50 is an accessibly priced environmentally sealed DSLR featuring a built-in stabilization and a 16-MPix APS-C size CMOS sensor. As Pentax has yet to introduce a full-frame DSLR to the range the K-50, like others before it, can benefit from one of the largest lens ranges designed for the smaller APS-C sensor. The result is an appealing and unsurpassed range of compact and highly portable primes and zooms. We have analyzed the optical properties of 28 different models in total from Pentax as well as third-party makers, mounted on the new K-50, to help you in your selection either when buying new for the first time or when simply choosing which lens to take with you on your next shoot.
Here is a new series featuring the results of Pentax prime lenses mounted on the compatible camera with the best resolution thus far, the Pentax K5. (But as usual, you can consult DxOMark to see the results for these lenses when mounted on other compatible camera bodies, such as the Pentax K7 or Km.)