Best Lenses for Pentax K-3 / K-3II

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The Pentax K-3 is an APS-C sensor DSLR camera announced in 2013. As a replacement for both the K-5 II and K-5 IIS, the K3 offers complete remote camera control.  Here are best recommended lenses for Pentax K-3.


 Best Wide-angle Lens for Pentax K-3Best Standard lenses for Pentax K-3 / Best telephoto lenses for Pentax K-3

Best Wide-angle lenses for Pentax K-3

According to the DXOMark,  Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is the best choice for Pentax K3. Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.4 AL lens is the cheapest wide-angle lens. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens is another great lens. The new released PENTAX DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE is the best wide zoom lens for K-3.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A $899.00 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.4 AL $149.95 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC $469.00 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited $496.95 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax HD DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited $496.95 18 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
PENTAX DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE $296.95 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 Best Standard lenses for Pentax K3

A standard prime lens is very useful for Pentax K-3. From the list below, it is clear that  Pentax smc DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM lens is the best lens for Pentax K3. Pentax smc DA 50mm f1.8 is another good choice for its cheapest price. The new released Pentax HD FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR is the best standard zoom lens for Pentax K-3.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Pentax smc DA Star 55mm F1.4 SDM $646.95 27 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA 50mm f1.8
$116.95 25 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 Limited $496.95 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc PENTAX D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro $346.95 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 $346.95 21 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
PENTAX 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR $1,296.95 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

Best telephoto lenses for Pentax K-3

If you are looking for a telephoto lens for your Pentax K-3, the Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR lens is your best choice. Pentax smc DA Star 200mm F2.8 ED (IF)  and 300mm F4 are also good lenses except the expensive price.

Lens List Price DxOMark Check Price
Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR $546.95 22 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA Star 200mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
$996.95 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Pentax smc DA Star 300mm F4 ED (IF) SDM $1399.95 17 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM $1,199.99 11 Amazon/B&H/Adorama/eBay

 

 

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