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

Pentax has a tradition of producing particularly small prime lenses, and its ‘Limited’ range of digital-only DA models are exceptional even by the company’s own standards. The DA 40mm f2.8 Limited lens, announced in December 2004, measures just 15mm thick, justifiably earning its nickname of a ‘pancake’ lens. Mount this on a Pentax DSLR and…

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Pentax K10D

    The Pentax K10D is a 10 Megapixel mid-range Digital SLR with built-in image stabilisation to combat camera shake. Announced in September 2006, the K10D is Pentax’s top of the range DSLR and boasts a number of impressive features, several of which are totally unique. Starting with image stabilisation, the K10D follows the Sony…

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Pentax Optio Z10

  The Pentax Optio Z10 is an 8 Megapixel compact with a 7x optical zoom lens and 2.5in screen. Announced in August 2007, it has the highest zoom of any compact in the Pentax range at the time of writing. A longer than average zoom is certainly very useful for getting closer to distant subjects,…

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Pentax W60

The Pentax Optio W60 is a 10 Megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom, 2.5in screen and a waterproof body which allows it to be fully submerged underwater without the need for an additional housing. Announced in May 2008, it’s the successor to the Optio W30 and upgrades almost every respect, including resolution, lens coverage,…

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Pentax K200D

The Pentax K200D is an affordable 10 Megapixel DSLR with built-in Shake Reduction that provides stabilisation facilities with any lens you attach. Announced alongside the K20D in January 2008, the K200D may be over-shadowed by the feature-packed 14 Megapixel flagship model, but it boasts an unprecedented degree of strength and weather-proofing for a body of…

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Pentax K20D

The Pentax K20D is a 14.6 Megapixel mid-range DSLR which packs-in a broad range of features many of which are normally reserved for semi-pro models. Announced in January 2008, it’s the successor to the popular K10D, from which it inherits an impressive core specification including a dust and weather-resistant body, built-in Shake Reduction, a decent…

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Pentax *istDL review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DA lens

The *istDL is Pentax’s latest budget digital SLR. Launched in June 2005, it comes less than a year after the earlier *istDS and while both models have much in common, including 6 megapixel resolution, seriously compact dimensions, the ability to use almost any Pentax lens and, it must be said, an equally unpronounceable name, the…

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