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Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens

Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens

Manual focus normal prime lens for Pentax K-mount SLR cameras made by Pentax from 1975 to 1977. The lens elements have SMC coating. Metal body available in black.

  • Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC (6 elements, 5 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.45m
  • Aperture blades: 6
  • Size: 63 x 50mm
  • Weight: 227g
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Pentax K

The Pentax K mount was introduced in 1975 and has been Pentax’s primary mount for both film and digital SLRs ever since. It has changed a few times to add new features like automatic aperture control and autofocus, but the bayonets underneath are the same. This means all Pentax K lenses will mount on all K mount bodies, including the newest digital cameras.

Pentax K was also widely used by other manufacturers like Ricoh, Cosina, and Chinon, so there is a wide variety of lenses available for the system. M42 lenses can also be adapted quite easily to work on Pentax K bodies.

One of Pentax's most successful cameras, the Pentax K1000, was instrumental in the success of the system. The K1000 is one of the longest-lived 35mm cameras and was produced from 1976 to 1997. It remains one of the go-to recommendations for photography students.

Note: Pentax K mount lenses made by Ricoh have a special “Ricoh pin”. If you want to use these lenses on autofocus Pentax cameras, the pin must be removed. Otherwise it will become locked to the autofocus shaft and removing the lens may require disassembly.

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Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T57906 $44.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC
28 Jun 2024 T71922 € 79.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
19 Jun 2024 E21136 € 119.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
23 Feb 2024 T38303 € 79.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
15 Jun 2023 T41063 € 119.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
31 Jan 2023 T31952 € 121.39 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
16 Jan 2023 T19482 € 119.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
20 Dec 2022 T19515 € 119.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
13 Dec 2022 T30571 € 79.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image
13 Sep 2022 T14341 € 69.00 Pentax 55mm f1.8 SMC - Lens Image