Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL
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Sharp in decent light
Rebekah Muir, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: The lens is really sharp in the right lighting, which is most situations, but when you take it into really dim areas like under a forest canopy forget the sharpness. It is still amazingly sharp compared to lenses like the pentax 18-135mm wr. Overall, a great street photography lens with a noisy auto-focus motor.
Excerpt: There is a great deal of enthusiasm for this lens, and there can be no doubt that the optical quality is above average. I tried two of these lenses and had to return them both. The first suffered from backfocus, but it was otherwise very sharp. The second suffered from no backfocus, but neither was it particularly sharp.
Excerpt: Got this lens for my K100D to use in place of Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX for light traveling, hiking, and ski trips. I do not mind plastic mount and overall design of the lens. On the other hand it has strong chromatic aberrations and a serious backfocus in comparison to Sigma that required significant correction. It will work for intended purposes but I would not rely on it for demanding shooting.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Takes standard 49 filters
Cons: Back focussing, Chroma aberrations, No Increase In Performance
Excerpt: I just purchased a K-5. My main purpose for buying it was for low-light portraits and candids, and for my kids' indoor school stage shots. I don't like to use a flash if I can help it. The 35mm lens was going to be for indoor group shots and walk-about. Buying a single focal length lens VS a zoom, I expected little or no distortion, no matter the price. It has a slow, loud, screw focus.
Summary: I bought this for portraits, because I wanted a little more width in tight spots than my 50mm gives. This lens cost more than all 8 of my 50mm primes put together, but it can't match any of them for IQ.My example also suffers considerable back-focus, which is fine if you have a camera that will adjust for this (as I do) but for anybody else it could be a serious problem.
Summary: Etant accroc à la qualité du 50mm (http://www.amazon.fr/Pentax-22177-Objectif-DA50-Monture/dp/B00861DI4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1400629466&sr=1-1&keywords=pentax+50mm) mais ayant besoin d'un plus grand angle, je me suis naturellement tourné vers ce 35mm.Malheureusement, si d'aspect ils se ressemblent, le rendu photographique n'a rien à voir. Il reste honnête, mais très loin du 50 mm au flou progressif, doux et irréprochable.
Summary: Ce 35mm, donnant un champ équivalent à un 50mm en 24X36, est construit léger (baïonnette en plastique) est idéal en passe-partout. Pas de distorsion, peu d'AC même à pleine ouverture,bon compagnon de reportage: l'AF est réactif(1/4 de tour de course totale) et peu bruyant. Il est livré avec bouchons mais sans pare-soleil. Le diamètre de 49mm permet d'envisager des filtres à moindre coûts.