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9.2 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

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Overall 8
8.0

Normal Lens for Street photographs.

Mr. A.S., B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use this lens in BW picture for cityscape, people or street photographs, and I like it.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

Lightweight, sharp prime

nbriz, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Nice lightweight prime, sharp images, great in low light, pleasing bokeh.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Rimfiredude, pentaxforums.com
4 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Pros: light, fast focus, sharp
  • Cons: plastic mount
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Overall 10
10

User Review

SMeK, pentaxforums.com
23 November 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Loud AF, plastic
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Overall 10
10

User Review

tdddxn, pentaxforums.com
11 November 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

xabolcs, pentaxforums.com
5 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Comfortable, handy, small, light, open also very sharp lens. Compared to the price is very good. I use it mostly when I'm too lazy to carry around multiple lenses.
  • Pros: Sharp, lightweight, inexpensive.
  • Cons: Not Quickshift
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

px_pc, pentaxforums.com
1 November 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

luftfluss, pentaxforums.com
25 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Compared to my other AF lenses, like the DA21 and DA70, this lens offers more reliable focusing of distant subjects.
  • Pros: value, sharpness, refined image
  • Cons: no distance scale, noisy
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ucd180, pentaxforums.com
22 October 2014
  • 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!
  • Cons: plastic
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Rayn, pentaxforums.com
22 October 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Slight AF micro-adjustment needed (on mine)
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