Excerpt: I picked up this lens with a tab broken off the mount. It mounts tightly and still works perfectly. Will change the mount to metal when I find a junker to steal it from. The lens is very nice to work with, focuses somewhat close as you can see.
Excerpt: It was my forgoten lens. It did not work on my K-x. I wasnt able to focus right even with focus adjusment in debug mode on my K-x. I was very happy with my 16-45 and K-x - great combo. Now i bought K-5 iis and i am very happy with this plastic wonder. It is just - awesome! Go, buy it now!
Pros: sharpness, great colors and contrast, fast, cost
Excerpt: I started photography using a 50mm on a Pentax K1000 so I was used to the normal perspective and have been wanting this lens. I received it last week and I really enjoy using it so far, especially with my new K-5 IIs. The near normal perspective is absolutely great to use for everyday images. Although I really enjoy my DA 50mm F1.8, I will definitely be using this 35mm most of the time. The DA 35mm F2.4 is a joy to use on the K-5 IIs.
Pros: Lightweight, easy focus, sharp, close to true perspective
Cons: Prone to some purple fringing first couple stops
Excerpt: This is a favorite lens of mine, quite unexpected. I found the 35 LTD macro overpriced, and sold it. Then I had the opportunity to buy this one, and I like it as least as much. It is similar in size, but weights much less (good if you are carrying several lenses on a day trip). Image quality is not much different. The LTD looks better build (all metal in stead of plastic), but the lens simply works. Perhaps the plastics are high quality...?
Pros: 2.4, weight (!), colors, bokeh
Cons: A bit plastic, no quick focus, no hood as standard
Excerpt: I'm really impressed with this lens. Despite owning DA 21mm and 40mm limiteds, I decided to pick one of these up due to the price and great reviews. It didn't take long for me to realize this lens captures quality images far beyond its modest cost. It's going to be the default lens mounted on my camera.
Pros: sharpness, vivid colors, fast to focus, cost!
Excerpt: This was my first ever Pentax prime, and the first lens that showed me what my Pentax camera is really capable of. It's everything a prime should be: Fast, Light, Sharp wide open (razor sharp from f3.5), with quick AF. Great for low light photography and the perfect walk around prime. Lovely color and bokeh. Also, it's pretty much dirt cheap for the quality you're getting. Together with the 50mm f1.8, the best bang for buck Pentax prime out there.
Pros: Best cheap Pentax prime; sharp, very useful focal leinght