Today I received my first Pentax DA Limited: the minimalist 40mm pancake. This lens and the two other Pentax pancake lenses (DA 21mm and DA 70mm) are the reason why I decided to buy a Pentax K100D camera.
The lens comes with a very clever lens hood, an annoying yet cute screw-in lens cap and a very elegant leather soft case. It is very light and tiny and made of metal. The build quality seems to be excellent.
I only had time to take few test shots around the house but I already like it very much. The relatively fast aperture combined with the K100D Shake Reduction (SR) and high ISO performance make a very nice low light combo.
All images shot with Pentax K100D and Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8.
|Lens Construction:||5 elements in 4 groups|
|Angle of View:||39 degrees|
|Metering:||TTL open-aperture metering|
|Min Focus Distance:||15.7 inches (0.4m)|
|Size Max Diameter Length:||2.5 inches (63mm)|
|(Maxium Length: 0.6 inches (15mm))|
|Weight:||3.2 oz. (90g)|
|Lens Hood:||MH-RC 49mm (included)|
|Lens Case:||33944 (DA 40mm Lens Soft Case)|