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Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs Pentax HD DA 40mm F2.8 Limited

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs HD Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limitedto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Top Features

  • 50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • Weight: 265g.
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Length: 60mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.2m
  • Max Magnification:1x

Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

Pentax 40mm F2.8 L Top Features

  • 40mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
  • Max Format:
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • Weight: 80g.
  • Diameter: 63mm
  • Length: 15mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.4m
  • Max Magnification:0.13x

HD Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limited

Our Winner: Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro over HD Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limited

Focal Length – Tele 50mm vs 40mm
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Max Sensor Coverage 35mm FF vs APS-C / DX
Minimum Focus Distance 0.2m vs 0.4m
Max Magnification 1x vs 0.13x

Pros Of HD Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limited over Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length – Wide 40mm vs 50mm
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 8
Weight 80g vs 265g
Diameter 63mm vs 68mm
Length 15mm vs 60mm

Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro vs Pentax 40mm F2.8 L Specs Table

General Pentax D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Pentax 40mm F2.8 L
Brand Pentax Pentax
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Macro Prime Standard Prime
Lens Mount Pentax KAF Pentax KAF
Max Format 35mm FF APS-C / DX
Focal Range 50mm 40mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black, Silver
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring Yes No
Diaphragm Blades 8 9
Optics
Optical Elements 8 5
Optical Groups 7 4
Special Elements unknown High-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.2m 0.4m
Max Magnification 1X 0.13X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Screw drive from camera Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Unknown Unknown
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
DoF Scale Yes No
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 265g 80g
Diameter 68mm 63mm
Length 60mm 15mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 49mm 49mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown MH-RE49
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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