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Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM : Specifications and Opinions


Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM

The Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM is a tele lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2008. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), the image stabilization is done by the camera.. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 737 €;
15 users have given it an average vote of 8.9 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Pentax: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Pentax.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   55 mm
 Angle of view   29.3°  (equivalent to a 83mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/1.4
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   9 elements in 8 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.45 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.17x

 Features
 Stabilization   No, but most cameras of this brand have built-in stabilization
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   58 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   375 g
 Dimensions   70 x 66 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on December 16, 2019

Pros: Bright, precise autofocus, very nice bokeh, sharpness in the center even at full opening, well built and tropicalized

Cons: some opening aberration, it's not a featherweight

Opinion: Found used equal to the new at an interesting price, after trying it for a few days I decided to buy it. Very bright, it allows you to shoot without big patemi even with little light without raising the ISOs too much. The autofocus has a good speed but not a knockout and is not recommended for fast-moving subjects, on the other hand it is precise and hooks well. At full opening the sharpness is pretty good in the middle of the frame, of course it is much less at the edges but for the portraits this is not a flaw. At f/2.8 the sharpness becomes remarkable throughout the frame, maintaining a creamy and pleasant bokeh, with a beautiful detachment of the floors. Tropicalization is an added value that is appreciated, especially when combined with tropicalized cameras such as the K3. Also noteable is the very sturdy construction, which on the other hand makes it a bit heavy and tends to unbalance lighter cameras (such as the K-S2 or the K70). Note the fineness of the lampshade, solid and covered with black velvet inside to avoid reflections. A tip: if you want to fully enjoy its large opening even in broad daylight equipped with an ND2 or ND4 filter because, from personal experience, on sunny days even 1/8000 sec. may not be enough to avoid overexposed shots. The price is certainly not popular but at the end of the day it is appropriate for the quality of the optics. If you find a good used, don't let it get away with it. Full rating 8

avatarjunior
sent on May 01, 2015

Pros: bokeh, rounded blades, tropicalization, construction, treatment ABC

Cons: TA perhaps lose a little '

Opinion: Optical born for portraits, and vede.rnnitidezza to maximum levels if closed a bit ', incredible three-dimensionality, the bokeh is amazing (very similar to voigtlander Nokton 58 1.4). rna TA a little 'I soak with some AC, but closing down 1.7 starts giving spettacolo.rnaf Whereas a portrait lens is very special veloce.rnil bokeh is also stopping down, thanks to the blade rounded, to me really like to use it between f2 and f2.8

avatarjunior
sent on January 16, 2013

Pros: Sharpness, bokeh really nice, very bright, very solid, very quiet

Cons: High price, slight chromatic aberration

Opinion: I luckily had the chance to buy this beautiful lens from a seller for less than half of its market price, I had read a good review pentaxforum.com so as soon as I saw the ad I did not think twice, on the evening same I made contact and went to try it out. The lens has already 4 years but his condition is like new. The images it produces are crisp and bright, the colors that can give the lens are amazing and really give a sense of depth to the image. The bokeh that is able to develop is really very nice. I noticed a slight problem of front / back focus but I quickly settled by setting the K-5. When open to maximum aperture produces a slight chromatic aberration. rnUn'ottica that can give a lot of satisfaction!

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