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Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

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Overall 8

Expert Review

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10 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Pentax 35mm f/2.4 SMC DA AL features a maximum aperture of f/2.4. Coupled to a Pentax APS-C D-SLR such as the K-r, K-5 or K-7 it offers a film-equivalent focal length of 52.5mm with the 1.5x crop factor, and features a construction of six glass elements in five lens groups. It has a six-blade aperture design but unfortunately has a plastic mount at the rear that's susceptible to more wear and tear than a metal one.
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Overall 9

SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens Review

5 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Traditionally, the standard lens for 35mm film cameras was the 50mm. With the advent of the APS-C sensor, the same field of view is now obtained with a lens of 35mm or thereabouts, and here we have such a lens from Pentax. The ubiquitous standard zoom covers most requirements for the beginner photographer, but clearly Pentax feel that the time is right to offer a traditional standard lens option for the digital SLR range.
  • Pros: Very high quality optics, Compact, Highly cost effective, Helps disciplined approach, Well made
  • Cons: No weather sealing, No Quick Shift, No lens hood provided
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smc DA 35 mm f/2.4 AL

5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2011-02-28 on Optyczne.pl In times of analogue full frame the choice of standard 45-58 mm focal length lenses used to be huge and it was true for practically every available system. Most amateurs had within their reach not only lenses as fast as f/1.7-f/1.8 but also f/1.4 constructions.
  • Cons: plastic casing and mount,, noisy focusing mechanism,, noticeable vignetting.
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Overall quality 7
Build quality 5

Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.4 AL - Review / Lens Test

22 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.4 AL may be a low-cost prime lens but it is actually a more than decent performer. This isn't overly surprising actually because moderately fast prime lenses tend to be a very safe bet. The lens is very sharp across the frame in the relevant aperture range with a peak around f/4. The low CAs contribute to the very high quality perception as well. The lens produces only a slight degree of barrel distortion.
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Test av Pentax SMC DA 35mm F2.4 AL

10 July 2014
  • Summary: Pentax billiga 35 mm klarar sig riktigt bra, och speciellt om du kan hålla dig till området F5.6–F11 får du en bildkvalitet som matchar objektivet, som kostar tre gånger så mycket.
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Expert Review

28 February 2011
  • Summary: Podsumowując, użytkownicy cyfrowych lustrzanek Pentaksa, chcący kupić tani standard, są niejako skazani na model 2.4/35. A gdy nie ma konkurencji, cena wcale nie musi być okazyjna.
  • Pros: mała i zwarta konstrukcja,, świetna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, przyzwoita jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, niewielka aberracja chromatyczna,, mała dystorsja,, bardzo mała koma,, znikomy astygmatyzm,, dobra transmisja i praca pod ostre światło,, błyskawiczny autofokus.
  • Cons: obudowa i bagnet wykonane z tworzyw sztucznych,, głośna praca mechanizmu ustawiającego ostrość,, zauważalne winietowanie.
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