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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 10
10

User Review

turbofoen, pentaxforums.com
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: AF is fast, but a little noisy. The color rendition is very good and the wight/size value is excellent.
  • Pros: Lightwight, compact & cheap, nice color rendition, fast and very sharp
  • Cons: Plastic mount, no Quickshift
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Nicolas06, pentaxforums.com
17 August 2014
  • Excerpt: One could say that the plastic finish is not good; This is very true. Compared to ltd, you don't benefit of an included hood (there no hood at all included in fact !). The plastic will suffer if you mix the lens with other more robust metal lens. It is also very important to have caps at any time to protect the lens as the lens body will not do anything on this topic.
  • Pros: great color rendition, very sharp wide open, very light, stuning flare resistance.
  • Cons: purple fringing, low quality build.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Zealex, pentaxforums.com
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is extremely cheap for the IQ it delivers. The lens itself is plastic rather than metal, to make it more economic but at the end of the day the glass is what matters and the glass truly shines. I feel like I stole this lens for what I paid for it.
  • Pros: Cheap, light, small, sharp, great colors.
  • Cons: Plastic, bokeh could be a tiny bit better.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

joe8, pentaxforums.com
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: what a extremely sharp leight weight lens, ok ok plastic housing (I'm not friend of this), but optical qualities from the finest.
  • Pros: extremely sharp single lens
  • Cons: plastic buidt
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ripper2860, pentaxforums.com
19 June 2014
  • Excerpt: After reading about this "Plastic Fantastic" I had to get one. It was One of my first purchases to add to my kit lenses and boy am I happy to have added this lens to my portofoio. Very sharp at center with slight softening as you go out to the edges -- across virtually all aperture settings. I would definitely call this a "Sharp" lens and it does make for some very crisp photos.
  • Pros: Reasonably priced. Comapct in size. Sharp. Excellent color reproduction.
  • Cons: Focus is a bit loud. Plastic with no metal mount typical of DA
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens at bargain price.

Old Pro, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: Everyone should have a couple excellent prime lenses. For the price, I don't think you can get a better one for your Pentax. Its excellent image quality and useful (35mm equiv.) 52mm focal length make it a winner. It was no accident that 50-55mm lenses used to be the standard lenses included with film 35mm SLR's. Sharpness and versatility are their trade.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

gr8wings, pentaxforums.com
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens just a little while after DA 50mm, because I find that this new series of DA budget lenses are a very good opportunity.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight, sharpness
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Plastic Fantastic

Palm Desert Mermaid, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: Great inexpensive "normal" angle lens on a Pentax APS-c camera. Sharp. Wonderful picture quality. A super bargain price for a nice prime lens. Light weight plastic body and mount can garner some criticism but you trade that (not quality) for the price. About a stop slower than a f/1.8 but with really usable high ISO photos from high end cameras now a days the stop will not be missed. Used with my Pentax K-5 and it rocks.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

ron l, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: I have only used it a few times. The images I got with the lens were superb. It looks like the perfect lens to walk around with like the old days when I walked around with a nifty fifty.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

rakeshou, pentaxforums.com
2 May 2014
  • Excerpt: So, I put this lens today on my K5-iis and was pleasantly surprised with the IQ and sharpness of the lens. Bokeh is not as good as 50mm 1.8 but this lens is sharp.
  • Pros: Sharp wide open at 2.4
  • Cons: Plastic built
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