Pentax 645 - Fixed Focal Length Lenses

55 F2.8 SMC A (58) PENTAX 645 - 55 F2.8 SMC A (58) *WITH CAPS

    

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Pentax-A 55/2.8 for Pentax 645

Reviewed by: Laurence Smith
Pros: Value for the money; excellent workmanship with smooth aperture and focusing rings; excellent flare suppression; very good contrast.
Cons: No cons that come to mind.

Reviews: The 55/2.8 is an excellent buy for a nice wide-angle, approximately equivalent to the field of view of a 35mm lens in the 35mm camera venue. The edge-to-edge sharpness is excellent. The corner sharpness wide-open can show a tiny bit of softness, but only if you are looking into ...
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Pentax 55 2.8 - Brilliant

Reviewed by: Laurence the Rain Forest Guy
Pros: Butter smooth focusing. Tactile rubber grip. Solid and relatively lightweight. Pentax SMC multi-coating cuts flare to a minimum. Excellent t...
Cons: No hood however a rubber hood works just fine.

Reviews: I use this lens about 50% of the time on my Pentax 645. It is the one that usually stays on my camera when hiking. The moderate wide-angle seems to be just right for my mountain and rain forest landscapes, with details superbly rendered. I've been photographing for 45 years, and...
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