Further readings for the Pentax smc DA 40mm f2.8 XS
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The Pentax 40mm f2.8 Limited is one of two pancake type lenses from the firm and although this model is just 15mm in length it’s actually the larger of the pair. Read on to find out how well this refreshed HD version performs.
Announced this past June alongside the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera, the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is an ultra-slim, entry-level pancake lens that uses Canon’s Stepping Motor Technology (STM) to enable extra-quiet continuous autofocus, making it well-suited for video shooting.
The new lightweight smc Pentax-DA 40mm f/2.8 XS strives to be a versatile weapon in a photographer’s arsenal of lenses. But the dainty lens, weighing only 51 grams and measuring a slim 9mm in thickness, needs a little more beef – at least that’s what DxOMark determined after putting the lens’ optics through our rigorous tests.
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.)