Further readings for the Pentax smc DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM
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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Although the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs have now been replaced by the Pentax K-3, we’ve analyzed the two models with a range of lenses from both Pentax and third-party makers and thought the results would be of interest to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.
With an external design in keeping with the firm’s highly regarded ‘Limited’ range of premium quality lenses, this model is an affordable alternative within the range and the equivalent to a moderate telephoto with the angle of view of a 75mm, when mounted on a APS-C body. Read on to see how well it performed when mounted on the Pentax K5 body.
The Pentax smc DA Star 55mm f/1.4 SDM is a prime standard lens that allows users to dream up pictures with incredible artistic aesthetics thanks largely to its medium focal length and extra wide aperture of f/1.4. The latter also gives it a leg up in dark conditions. But how does the lens compare to similar Pentax lenses, or similar pieces of glass made by its rivals?
The beauty of bokeh – the aesthetic quality of a blur – is often admired by photographers and image enthusiasts alike. Some images with high bokeh resemble hybrid art – one part impressionist painting, one part photographic genius.
These dream-like pictures are largely produced using lenses with really wide apertures, lenses like the Pentax smc DA Star 55mm f/1.4 SDM.