Pentax 55mm F1.4 SDM DA* P/AF

Used Pentax 55mm F1.4 SDM DA* P/AF


Condition: Excellent Condition


  • Brilliantly-sharp portrait lens which gathers plenty of light
  • Completely-rounded aperture diaphragm from f/1.4-2.8 for beautiful out-of-focus highlights
  • Speedy SDM autofocus motor provides fast, silent response with Quick-Shift full-time manual override
  • Pentax’s unique SP water and dirt-repelling coating on both external surfaces
  • Pentax’s “Aero Bright” internal lens yields high transmissivity and reduced flare
  • Dust and moisture-resistant housing
  • Essentially equivalent to an 82.5mm f/1.4 lens upon 35mm SLR cameras

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Product Description

The Pentax 55mm f/1.4 DA* SDM Autofocus Lens is a compact and bright short-telephoto lens of the highest order, made exclusively for Pentax digital SLR cameras.  In a stocky housing ready for harsh conditions, you’ll get a bright f/1.4 aperture-worlds away from the experience you’re used to with more common zooms-that opens up new creative doors to you as a photographer.

This lens was born to shoot between f/1.4 and f/2.8, and comes with a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm which shows up as perfectly round when you stay between f/1.4-2.8.  Shoot dramatic portraits with bright point light sources behind the subject, and you’ll be dazzled with lovely diffuse, circular out-of-focus highlights that make everybody look better.  Beyond portraits, this lens works well any time you would use a moderate telephoto focal length.

The focusing system of this lens is SDM only; there is no screw on the rear of the lens barrel to have the AF driven by a body-based motor.  This allows the lens to move incredibly quick, driven by an internal motor and with the Quick-Shift system providing manual override capacity to you any time you want it with no buttons to switch; but you’ll need a Pentax body which allows SDM autofocus (all current Pentax bodies support SDM, but the *IST series does not).

Note: Does NOT provide autofocus upon non-SDM-enabled Pentax cameras.

Accessories Included:

  • Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood


Additional Information

Product Condition

“like new minus” – the rating of the equipment is at 97 to 99 percent of original condition. only the closest inspections will reveal slight wear. perfect glass, but the box and accessories are usually not included.
“excellent plus” – rates 90 to 96 percent of original condition. exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. glass will be very clean.
“excellent” – 80 to 89 percent of original. shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.
“bargain” – items are 70 to 79 percent of original condition. more than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality.
“ugly” – the look only a photographer would love. “ugly” means equipment is rough, with multiple impressions in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality.


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