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July 31, 2009

dpreview reviews the Pentax 55mm f1.4 SDM DA-STAR

dpreview's resident lensaholic Andy Westlake has posted his Pentax 55mm f1.4 SDM DA* lens review. Conclusions are on page #5. We won't reveal there here. The big question is, is this lens DA STAR?

Some foreshadowing perhaps, the main discussion thread of this lens-review in the Pentax SLR Talk forum has filled up already. There is plenty of discussion there as you can expect, and the reviewer posted 15 responses to address issues raised by Pentaxians.

One thing that frequently came up in the discussions is the SLRGear review, so if you want, you can check it out and compare before diving into the debates.

Next up, we take a look at some of the reactions in the PFFs (PentaxForums forums). There are two main discussions, one in the LBA forum and another in the news forum.

The lens is currently available and the best prices among the major retailers are $640 at Adorama and $650 at B&H Photo.

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