Pentax DA 40mm and 70mm Limited lens review, tested with Pentax K10D

Intro

 

We’re pleased to present a short video tour of the Pentax DA 40 and 70mm Limited lenses, demonstrating their design, accessories, coverage and typical use. There’s no need to download any new software – just press the play button in the middle of the screen below and wait for the video to start; you may need to press the button twice. The quality and any delay before playing may vary depending on your internet connection.




Pentax DA 40mm f2.8 Limited

Good points
Extremely thin lens – only 15mm thick
Quality construction
Aluminium lens hood and cap supplied
Unique standard lens option

Bad points
Hardly anything to hold onto
Slow to unscrew lens cap
Some softness on our sample
Audible auto-focusing with K10D


Scores

(relative to kit zoom)
 

Build quality:
Optical quality:
Specification:
Value:

Overall:


23 / 25
19 / 25
19 / 25
20 / 25

81%

 


Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 Limited

Good points
Very thin lens – only 26mm thick
Fast f2.4 aperture
Quality construction
Aluminium lens hood and cap supplied

Bad points
Coloured fringing seen across frame
Not much to grip onto
Audible auto-focusing with K10D
Lens cap only fits over lens hood


Scores

(relative to kit zoom)
 

Build quality:
Optical quality:
Specification:
Value:

Overall:


23 / 25
21 / 25
20 / 25
20 / 25

84%

 

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