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HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver)
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Wonderful Wide Angle Lens

    By Gerry

    from Delavan, WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor architecture
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

      This lens is just as good as the reviews I read everywhere before deciding to buy it. I initially purchased a used copy and had to return it due to lack of sharpness in the corners and excessive chromatic aberration. I returned the used one and purchased a new copy which works great. I have tested the sharpness and taken a few dozen botanical garden scenic pictures which are all very sharp with great color definition. I am really pleased with the lens.

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      5.0

      One of the Main Reasons to Use Pentax

      By Pentax Guy

      from Northern Virginia, VA

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

        Pentax excels at small, brilliantly constructed prime lenses. Opinions will vary on whether the middle lens in a 3-prime set should be the 21mm, 31mm, 35mm, or 40mm. And for short tele, you've got the 70mm and 77mm. But for wide, this is it...and it's a great lens, too.

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        5.0

        More versatile lens than I thought

        By Marc

        from Milford, Connecticut

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

          I knew this lens would be great for taking photos of rooms, landscapes and close ups of the noses of family members. However, one finds it works in lots of situations. It is no way a walk around lens, but it is a prime I will want with me and will use often.

          The fact the lens is slow (only f4) is not a tremendous problem since at a focal length of 15mm, you can take shots at 1/30 or even 1/15 th of second and get away with it. I found the lens noticeably not as sharp wide open as when it is stopped down a little (in which case it is quite sharp).

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          5.0

          HD Pentax DA 15mm f4

          By Martin

          from Davis CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

            IQ, small, light; use with k5ii

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            5.0

            Very Sharp Lens

            By psandeepdwh

            from Norristown, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

              Very Sharp images and excellent compact lens. It could have been WR lens for the price.

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              5.0

              Great lens

              By Chuck Wilson

              from Louisville, KY

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Black):

              Just picked up this lens recently. After purchasing the 35mm & 50mm "plastic fantastics" I found they were not wide enough. Loving it so far.

              I am an avid railfan and will use this lens on my Pentax K5 II as my go to lens for taking train photos.

              The only drawbacks I have so far with just a few hours of shooting are as follows. The lens cap screws on and off and when I am in a hurry to capture a photo of a moving train it is difficult to remove quickly. Also the lens does seem soft in the corners but that might be operator error. I might have to increase the shutter speed to get the moving train in focus in the whole frame. The edges were a tad blurry and I was shooting at 1/500.

              Other then that I think I am really going to like this lens as I can get a huge train engine in frame and it shows great detail & color.

              I also plan on using this lens for some landscape photos in Brown County Indiana. Can't wait until October of this year to capture the great fall colors with this lens.

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              4.0

              Excellent quality

              By Geoff

              from Perth, Australia

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • F 28
              • Prefer F28

              Best Uses

              • Buildings
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver):

              Using this lens for night photography, with the focus on the heavens above. The sharpness, colour contrast and quality is excellent. It would have been a better lens if built as F2.8 rather than F4. Still very happen and would recommend this lens.

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              5.0

              Compact and wide, sharp images

              By Bob S.

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about HD Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited Lens (Silver):

                Full landscape shots are great.
                Light weight is a real plus along with small size.
                I like the built in sunshade and metal exterior.

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