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9.2 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mtux, pentaxforums.com
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I think they could have make it f/2 and add one aperture blade and make them round like DA50/1.8 to have better bokeh!
  • Pros: Sharpness, small and light, cheap
  • Cons: bokeh, could be f/2
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Overall 8
8.0

PLASTIC BUILD THAT IS OK BUT CERTAINLY NOT HIGH END - GREAT OPTICS FOR THE PRICE - AVERAGE PERFORMANCE IN LOW LIGHT

THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF "Wolf", Amazon
12 June 2014
  • Summary: In good lighting there is no beating this lens in ordinary close range or moderate range photography. I've taken some most excellent pictures with this Pentax 21987 DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens for Pentax Digital SLR cameras using my Pentax K30, K5 and K100D. I am amazed at the sharpness of this lens when objects are close by.
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Overall 8
8.0

good one

aravind, Amazon
18 May 2014
  • Summary: Pros: it is a sharp lens. Very light weight Cons : Night time photography is slow and its ok but can be considered OK for its Price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing little lens

Weldon Berger, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • Summary: Prior to buying this lens, I've just been using the 18-135 WR that I bought with my K-30. I wanted to try a prime and this was the cheapest one I've seen that got decent reviews. I've been using it for about a week; I'll update in 6 months or so. I'm impressed so far. First, the drawbacks: 1) I shoot mostly outdoors. We get a lot of rain and wind here.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

agsy, pentaxforums.com
29 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is a nice little gem. It's very light due to the plastic construction but it's a great value for the money. It does not come with a lens hood, however a 49mm thread on hood works well (I tested the hood from my 70mm limited and worked great although it wasn't fully extended). Since I did some resolution test shots to compare my own lenses, I will include samples that show the sharpness at different apertures.
  • Pros: Light-weight, good construction
  • Cons: noisy AF, no focus scale, little soft wide open
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sdenby, pentaxforums.com
1 February 2014
  • Excerpt: A really fantastic lens. Cheap cost but not cheap lens. Its a great third lens for a beginner. As in after you have the traditional 18-55 and telephoto, get this. Having a prime really makes you think about your shot. I cannot recommend this lens more.
  • Pros: Great value, Small size, Sharp, Light
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

hatja1, pentaxforums.com
30 December 2013
  • Excerpt: In general it's a pretty good lens for that price, if your camera body focusing accurate, surprisingly sharp at 2,4. Too bad, sometimes inaccurate on my K10D, i have to be careful and checking the result all the time. There are some CA at 2,4 and the "near focus" area a little bit weird and dizzy, just like my 16-45.
  • Pros: light, cheap, pretty good at wide open
  • Cons: noisy AF, sometimes inaccurate (K10D)
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Overall 8
8.0

Good bang for the buck

Treedo, B&H Photo
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Very nice quality pictures with this lens. It feels low quality due to plastic but for the money does a terrific job.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Plastic wonder

Photographe Amateur, Amazon
1 November 2013
  • Summary: This lens has a great quality/price ratio. Only a few second-hand lenses can beat that. It's a must have for any beginner in photography having a Pentax camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Deseptively amazing and cheap lens

Adc, B&H Photo
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I read all the reviews before purchasing this lens. I wanted a 35mm lens but honestly didn't want to spend a lot of money since this was really going to be a walk around lens for those times I just needed to snap a couple of pictures. I must say once I opened it up I still had my doubts, and started to use it and I must say it is a great addition to my collection of lenses. The focus ring is easy to use.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Plastic
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