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Reasons to consider the Pentax -DA 15mm f/4 ED AL

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentax -DA 15mm f/4 ED AL vs the Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL.
Pentax SMC -DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Learn more about
the Pentax -DA 15mm f/4 ED AL

Reasons to consider the Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL

Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/4
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At its widest, the DA 21mm f/3.2 AL captures marginally more light, 0.6 f-stops
Slightly shorter 25 mm vs 40 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Pentax SMC  DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Learn more about
the Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL:40 mm
DA 21mm f/3.2 AL:25 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL:15 mm
DA 21mm f/3.2 AL:21 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG DF RF

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG DF RF

Low light lens

$629

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8 XS

Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8 XS

Lens

$247

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$447

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Pentax SMC  DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL

Pentax SMC DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL

Wide angle lens

$785 - $897

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Length Is longer
Pentax SMC  FA 31mm f/1.8

Pentax SMC FA 31mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$70 - $1,297

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is longer

Pentax SMC -DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax SMC  DA 14mm f/2.8

Pentax SMC DA 14mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$735 - $947

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Longer
Weight Slightly heavier
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Sony-alpha

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$799

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FUJINON 14mm f/2.8 XF

Fujifilm FUJINON 14mm f/2.8 XF

Lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Canon-ef

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Canon-ef

Wide angle lens

$328 - $329

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Samyang 16mm f/2 ULT-WD ANGL LNS Samsung-nx

Samyang 16mm f/2 ULT-WD ANGL LNS Samsung-nx

Low light lens

Aperture Significantly wider aperture

Pentax SMC DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Wide angle lens

$1,199

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Pentax SMC  DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$696

Magnification More magnification
Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly longer
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Samsung 20mm f/2.8

Samsung 20mm f/2.8

Lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Pentax SMC  DA 40mm f/2.8

Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8

Lens

$350

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Zeiss Distagon 28mm f/2 T* ZK Pentax-k

Zeiss Distagon 28mm f/2 T* ZK Pentax-k

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

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