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Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens

Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens

Manual focus normal lens made for K-mount SLR cameras by Asahi Pentax. Metal body available in black

  • Pentax 55mm f2 SMC (6 elements, 5 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.45m
  • Aperture blades: 6
  • Size: 63 x 50mm
  • Weight: 226g
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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 f2 SMC - Lens Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T57909 €25,00 Pentax 55mm f2 SMC
05 Apr 2024 T57911 € 79,00 Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens Image
22 Nov 2023 T57396 € 25,00 Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens Image
16 Nov 2023 T42524 € 21,25 Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens Image
22 Dec 2022 T17499 € 59,00 Pentax 55mm f2 SMC - Lens Image