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Pentax SMCP 67 45mm f/4 Medium Format

5/5 (6 Reviews)

  • Camera FormatMedium Format
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length45mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4
    Min Aperturef/22
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance14.4 in
    Picture Angle88 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size82 mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diameter3.6 in
    Length2.3 in
    Weight17.1 oz
    Product ID20723642

Product Description

Wide-angle lens for the Pentax 67 and 67II systems.
  • Aperture range f/4-22
  • Min focus: 0.37 m/1.2 ft.

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rol_Lei Nut a Expert

    Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

    Strengths:    Relatively light & compact
    Low distortion
    Above average flare resistance
    Feels more like a 20 or 21mm than the theoretical 24mm equivalent compared to 35mm (an advantage to me!)

    Weaknesses:    82mm filters.
    Lens hood can't be attached reversed for carrying.

    Bottom Line:   
    A very good lens, easily compares to some of the best ultrwides I've used for 35mm (and I've probably tried the best).

    In 35mm, a 20 or 21mm lens is one of my favorites and this feels just like one, though it theoretically works out to be somewhat longer.

    It's also surprisingly light and relatively compact, so comes close to what I'd describe as a dream lens.

    82mm filters are a pain and the (rather good) lens shade can't be mounted reversed for transport.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $330.00

    Purchased At:   Used (Bargain!)

    Similar Products Used:   Various Zeiss, Zeiss Jena and Koni-Omega lenses for medium format.

    Many lenses in the 18-25mm range for 35mm, including Zeiss & Leica.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tony Estcourt a Intermediate from Essex, UK

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Lightweigh, very small lens for 6x7.
    Very good / excellent optical performance.
    1/2 stop clicks.

    Weaknesses:    82mm filter thread leads to expensive filters. I would like to buy the Pentax filters (bayonet mounting) but they are so expensive!!

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are a landscape photographer then this excellent lens is a very good reason to buy the Pentax 67. Compared with Bronica 67 wide angle this lens is tiny and lightweight. Compared to Hasselblad etc. this lens is a bargain.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   FFordes UK

    Similar Products Used:   Bronica 40mm E Series.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim D. a Intermediate from Portland, Oregon

    Date Reviewed: November 12, 2000

    Strengths:    Very light weight, doubly so if the waist level finder is used. Minimal distortion; edge focus is quite good at all f-stops. Contrasty.

    Weaknesses:    All filter brands used (82mm) induce some distortion and flare.

    Bottom Line:   
    An excellent all-around lens for the 67. A top choice for quality photojournalism; especially if you like to work up close to the subject.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   previously owned

    Similar Products Used:   Pentax 105mm, 200mm

    Type of photography:   People

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dan a Intermediate from Boston, MA

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2000

    Strengths:    wonderful lens. Sharpness, contrast and color are all top notch

    Weaknesses:    large filter size, although there is a clip for slip-in rear gelatin filter

    Bottom Line:   
    A must have lens in the 67 line up...Wide, but not too wide...the 55 I have heard is also excellent but that angle is too much like the boring 28mm lens in 35 mm format....with the 45 you can always crop to the 55's angle. DONT hesitate to buy this lens

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Similar Products Used:   Pentax 90,105,135,150,165,200 and 300 lenses

    Type of photography:   Landscapes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a Expert from Irvine, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2000

    Strengths:    Pentax affordability and quality. Compact design makes it easy to carry around. Suprisingly low distortion for a wide angle.

    Weaknesses:    Not cheap to buy screw on filters, but I prefer gels most of the time.

    Bottom Line:   
    A perfect lens to compliment the 67 system by Pentax. If you need wide, then this is your lens. I shoot in a lot of cramped situations and this lens can crunch me in no problem. Qulity is top notch. I shot w/ a 500cm and Zeiss lense for over ten years and wanted a system for out of the studio, and Pentax was it. When you shoot w/ Zeiss lenses, then quality is a top priority. Pentax easily rival Zeiss if not surpasses it. Bold statement...you bet, and it's true.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Similar Products Used:   40CF Zeiss, and others

    Type of photography:   Fine Art

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