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.
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.
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
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.
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.