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Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4 lens review
When this lens works properly, it's one of the very best portrait lenses that Pentax users can currently buy. But getting it to work properly has been the source of much frustration, and we consider that, especially given the price, it really should work better out of the box.
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Pentax SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM - Review
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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Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM SMC DA*
Contrast and sharpness are improved over the FA50. CAs and bokeh are almost the same. The AF speed is disappointing. Much slower than the FA50 or the FA85.
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