2018's Best Pentax Lenses Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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Given the number of pentax lenses releasing every year, choosing the best pentax lenses may take a long time. We know how hard it is for a beginner to find the most suitable pentax lenses, so we have made this TOP list of the best products.

Considering the number of various pentax lenses available on the market, choosing the best one is a pretty tough task. Hundreds of manufacturers release new pentax lenses every year to compete for your money. To make your choice a little bit easier, we decided to create this list of the TOP best pentax lenses (and the extended TOP-30 list).

Top 3 of Pentax Lenses of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Pentax 21870 DA 50-200mm F 4-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens
Flexible 4x zoom coverage in the telephoto range.
Pentax 21870 DA 50-200mm F 4-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens
4.8
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2. Pentax 100mm f 2.8 WR D FA smc Macro Lens
1 image magnification ratio (1x, life size).
Pentax 100mm f 2.8 WR D FA smc Macro Lens
4.5
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3. Pentax HD D FA 70-200mm f2.8ED DC AW Telephoto-Zoom Lens (Budget Pick)
Shoot discreetly with in-lens, direct current (dc) auto focus motor operation for smooth & quiet performance.
Pentax HD D FA 70-200mm f2.8ED DC AW Telephoto-Zoom Lens
4.5
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Ease of use
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Pentax 21870 3.1 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches 1.06 pounds
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Simple and functional design improves operability and body-based depth of field control. The pentax-original quick-shift focus system allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation. Flexible 4x zoom coverage in the telephoto range. An extra-low dispersion glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements offer superior sharpness with minimum chromatic and spherical aberration. Weather-resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions.

 

 
PROS
Flexible 4x zoom coverage in
An extra-low dispersion glass lens element
CONS
I have not faced any problems.
 

What is the recommended warranty period for a decent pentax lenses?

Obviously, it is better to buy pentax lenses made by well-known brands that offer longer warranty periods. As soon as your pentax lenses breaks, you will not have any problems and should be able to easily repair it for free. On average, manufacturers offer a two-year warranty period for their pentax lenses.

 

 
№ 2. Pentax 100mm f 2.8 WR D FA smc Macro Lens for Pentax Digital Slr Cameras
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Pentax 21910 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches 1.25 pounds
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D fa series lens features a “full frame” design, compatible with pentax film and digital slr cameras, but optically optimized for digital imaging. Pentax sp (super protect) coating on front lens element helps repel dust, water, and grease, while minimizing fingerprints. Wr weather resistant design is ideal for use on popular pentax weather resistant dslr bodies. Rounded aperture blades improve bokeh at wide apertures for silky smooth background de-emphasis. Macro lens features a full 1: 1 image magnification ratio (1x, life size); lens not zoomable.

 

 
PROS
D fa series lens features a “full frame” design
Rounded aperture blades improve bokeh at wide apertures
Macro lens features a full 1
Wr weather resistant design is ideal
CONS
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
The product is hard to buy because of a low number of official vendors.
 

How to find out whether I am buying a decent pentax lenses?

We recommend you to visit marketplace. It offers dozens of convenient features that will help you to choose a pentax lenses. Moreover, you will find thousands of reviews from other people who have actually bought pentax lenses on this website. Always read them before making a decision!

 

 
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Pentax HD Pentax D FA* 70-200mm f2.8ED DC AW 3.6 x 3.6 x 8 inches 6 pounds
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Treated with state-of-the-art hd (high definition) technology; a high grade, multi-layer coating, allowing the user to capture crisp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting, even under demanding lighting conditions. Ed (extra-low dispersion) glass lens elements deliver high resolution imagery with outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness. Designed with thirteen special seals to prevent intrusion of water, moisture and dust – this is pentax all weather construction. Shoot discreetly with in-lens, direct current (dc) auto focus motor operation for smooth & quiet performance. Pentax intermediate range zoom lens for versatility in capturing distant subjects in all weather conditions. Ideal for sports, landscape, wildlife and outdoor applications.

Equipped with focus range limiter.

 

 
PROS
Pentax intermediate range zoom lens
Shoot discreetly
CONS
It is inconvenient.
Does not have transportation wheels.
 

How did you come up with this rating list of the best pentax lenses?

Our team had to test hundreds of pentax lenses while creating this rating list. We compared models from various manufacturers and picked models with the optimal price to quality ratio. Our team wanted to create the list of pentax lenses from every price range that offer the best value. We have managed to do this, which made this buying guide useful for all readers.

What is the optimal warranty period for pentax lenses?

Based on our experience, we think that a decent pentax lenses should have at least a two-year warranty. There are many expensive models that come with longer periods, but we do not think that it is necessary. Sometimes it is better to buy a new product instead of overpaying for a long warranty and repairing the old pentax lenses.

What happens if I get a wrong item instead of the chosen pentax lenses?

You should not worry about it because marketplace has a customer support team that will help you to make a refund or replace the wrong item with the pentax lenses you ordered. In case you get a wrong product, contact the support and describe your problem. You will not have to wait for a long time — support team works very fast.

Should I overpay for a pentax lenses with a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period for any product, including pentax lenses, depends on various factors, such as the use frequency, price, materials, and other details. Brands sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the cheapest options come without any protection. We think that the optimal warranty period for a good pentax lenses should not be longer than five years.

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