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Pentax M SMC 40mm F/2.8 Pancake Prime Lens with Caps and UV Filter - Pristine

135.00

Here we have an excellent standard pancake lens from Pentax, the SMC Pentax-M 40mm F/2.8 prime. It comes with lens caps and a UV filter.

This legendarily tiny and compact pancake lens is in excellent condition and is fully functional.

The glass elements are clean and clear, and free of fungus, haze, balsam separation, scratches, and cleaning marks. The optical coatings are pristine. The aperture blades are free of oil and snappy. Mount is pristine. Filter threads have no marring or damage, the aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision, and the focus ring spins with perfectly weighted fluidity.

The SMC Pentax glass offers some of the best optical coatings in the world, and perfectly mitigates chromatic aberration, flaring, ghosting, and other optical problems. Capable of extremely sharp images with little vignetting or edge blur, this lens is a solid performer that's perfect for an incredible variety of photography styles. From landscapes to family photos, street photography to long-exposures, this lens is capable of all the usual photographic pursuits. Its relatively quick aperture allows solid low-light performance.

This prime lens is optically fantastic and will make a wonderful addition to either a film photographer or digital photographer's gear. Use this lens on an old 35mm camera, or a full frame digital camera, and utilize the standard focal length and compact size to the utmost. Mount it on a crop-sensor digital camera and the focal length becomes approximately 60mm, which is also a perfect standard focal length for snap shots, street photography, etc. 

This lens will naturally fit onto any Pentax SLR with the K mount. Additionally it will mount to many DSLR, mirror-less, and micro 4/3rds cameras through the use of inexpensive and readily available adapters. If you need help determining which adapter will work for your camera, just ask!

The lens will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe delivery.

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