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Pentax smc DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM

Info

Announced: 22 Sep 2008
Format: Full-Frame
Price: MYR 2814.3

Overview

Prime standard lens that is ideal for portrait, still-life, or low light photography.
  • The smc PENTAX DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM is a prime standard lens that is ideal for portrait, still-life, or low light photography.
  • Its fast F1.4 aperture offers outstanding depth of field control, and its rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings.
  • Adding the PENTAX Aero Bright coating on internal lens elements offers ultra high refraction index for improved light transmission with minimal ghosting and flaring
  • The tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction enhances durability for use in both rainy and dusty conditions, making the DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM lens a perfect companion for the weather-resistant PENTAX DSLR bodies.
  • The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.
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    Photos

    F 55 mm A f/2.0 S 1/60 I 6400
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/30 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/4.0 S 1/30 I 400
    F 55 mm A f/5.6 S 1/125 I 200
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/100 I 200
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/20 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/1.4 S 1/2500 I 200
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/30 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.0 S 1/125 I 160
    F 55 mm A f/2.0 S 1/100 I 320
    F 55 mm A f/10.0 S 1/40 I 320
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/250 I 160
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/30 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/80 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/100 I 100
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/30 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/25 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/30 I 640
    F 55 mm A f/2.8 S 1/640 I 200
    F 55 mm A f/4.0 S 1/320 I 400

    Article

    Pentax smc DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDMReleased near the end of 2008, the Pentax 55mm ƒ/1.4 SDM SMC DA* utilizes Pentax’s ultrasonic autofocus SDM (”supersonic drive motor”) system. SMC stands for ”super multi-coating,” a longstanding technology used by Pentax to reduce flare and ghosting as well as improve light transmission through the optical elements of the lens. The 55mm ƒ/1.4 DA* goes one step further by adding ”a newly developed Aero Bright Coating” which ”enhances image-description performance by effectively reducing reflections over a wider wavelength range.”

    • The smc PENTAX DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM is a prime standard lens that is ideal for portrait, still-life, or low light photography.
    • Its fast F1.4 aperture offers outstanding depth of field control, and its rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings.
    • Adding the PENTAX Aero Bright coating on internal lens elements offers ultra high refraction index for improved light transmission with minimal ghosting and flaring
    • The tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction enhances durability for use in both rainy and dusty conditions, making the DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM lens a perfect companion for the weather-resistant PENTAX DSLR bodies.
    • The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.

    Reviews
    Pentax smc DA* 55mm 1:1.4 SDM review by dpreview.com

    Conclusion – Pros

    Good balance of optical properties for its intended (portrait) role
    Near-silent autofocus thanks to SDM system
    Very good build quality, including weathersealing

    Conclusion – Cons

    Relatively slow autofocus
    Inaccurate focusing unless using camera’s AF adjust, varying in behavior across camera models
    Very expensive for its class

    Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM – Review / Test Report by photozone.de

    The SMC-DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM is a rather typical representative of the standard lens species – it is capable of delivering ultra-sharp results when stopped down a little but it’s also fairly soft at very large aperture settings.

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