Pentax SMCP 67 45mm f/4 Medium Format

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SMCP 67 45mm f/4

Wide-angle lens for the Pentax 67 and 67II systems.

  • Aperture range f/4-22
  • Min focus: 0.37 m/1.2 ft.

  • User Reviews (6)

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    Rol_Lei Nut   Expert [Feb 06, 2011]
    Strength:

    Relatively light & compact
    Sharp
    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!)

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Customer Service

    Not needed

    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.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
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    Dan   Intermediate [Jul 15, 2000]
    Model Reviewed: SMCP 67 45mm f/4
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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

    Similar Products Used: Pentax 90,105,135,150,165,200 and 300 lenses
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Mark   Expert [Apr 30, 2000]
    Model Reviewed: SMCP 67 45mm f/4
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Customer Service

    nope

    Similar Products Used: 40CF Zeiss, and others
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Bob Emmott   Expert [Mar 08, 2000]
    Model Reviewed: SMCP 67 45mm f/4
    Strength:

    Surprisingly light and compact for a 67 lens. Excellent contrast and resolution from f5.6 to f22. Very low rectilinear distortion and fairly good flare resistance. Colour transmission and saturation (Provia/Velvia) truly excellent.

    Weakness:

    82MM filter thread! With 88 degree diagonal angle of view feels more like a 20mm than the theoretical 24mm that it equates to.

    If you want WIDE in 6 x 7 this is a really good way to go.

    Customer Service

    Not tried yet.

    Similar Products Used: 55mm for C330S and 65mm for original RB67 Pro S.
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jim D.   Intermediate [Nov 12, 2000]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Customer Service

    Not Used

    Similar Products Used: Pentax 105mm, 200mm
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Tony Estcourt   Intermediate [Apr 09, 2001]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Customer Service

    Not required yet.

    Similar Products Used: Bronica 40mm E Series.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
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