Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL
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Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL
4 March 2015
Summary: We have a confession to make. Our reviewer is used to higher end DA and even premium DA* and Limited level glass. As such, it could be very easy to dismiss this Plastic Fantastic as sub-par from a build quality stand point.
Summary: Pentax's latest prime lens offering, the DA L 35mm F2.4 AL, is a lightweight budget lens designed with the amateur photographer just beginning to explore the use of prime lenses in DSLR photography.
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.
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.