AF Lenses



smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR



Full official name: smc PENTAX-DA* 1:3.5-5.6 18-135mm ED AL (IF) DC

A very handy lens - more or less the ideal travel companion in repect of both compactness, focal range - and don't forget: Weather Resitance (WR). Some distortion at the wide end? Yes, but I don't use it for architecture. A bit slow? Not really a problem with today's DSLR sensors. Image quality? I hope that the pictures shown speak for themselves!



smc PENTAX-DA* 200mm f/2.8


smc PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4

Full official name: smc PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 200mm ED (IF) SDM.

I have just had this lens for a a couple of weeks and weather hasn't been the fairest at all times but, hopefully these images will pay some additional tribute to this marvellous piece of optics.


Full official name: smc PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm

"Everybody" knows that this lens is razor sharp when stopped down somewhat but rather soft at its widest apertures. "Everybody" may not agree, but to me the 50mm focal length actually gives a very appealing field on an APS-Camera. But my errand with the following sequence is mostly to take a closer look at the performance of the lens at its wider openings. So far, I have found that the softness is rather a matter of low contrast than of serious unsharpness. This is fortunate, because it is much easier to adjust contrast in a natural manner than to add some artificial "sharpness" in post processing.




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