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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

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Overall 10
10

User Review

jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
8 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is one of my top 3 favorites, along with the DFA 100 mm Macro WR and DA 21 Limited. I use the 35 for macro shots of botanicals or inanimate objects and the 100 mm DFA for butterflies, birds and dragonflies where the 100 mm is more suitable. Between the two lenses, I have all my macro needs covered. The DA 35 also doubles as an excellent normal lens as well.
  • Pros: sharpness, build quality, compact, doubles as normal and macro.
  • Cons: autofocus when going end to end from macro to normal
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Overall 10
10

User Review

MatK, pentaxforums.com
4 June 2014
  • Excerpt: 35mm is my favorite point of view, and i was a happy user of the 2.4 "plastic wonder". But i wanted to try the upper-class. I have been looking for several months for a good second-hand copy, and finally managed to get one.
  • Pros: Sharp is not the word to describe this lens ("brutal" may be better), macro abilities
  • Cons: ?
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jonny_boy27, pentaxforums.com
9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: By far my favourite lens on the K5. Images just "pop" like no others, colour and contrast are spectacular, construction and handling are bombproof (no "manual override", alas).
  • Pros: Sharpness, microcontrast, colour rendition, bokeh (mostly)
  • Cons: occasionally distracting foreground bokeh, screwdrive AF, cost
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Overall 10
10

The sharpest lens i've ever used!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: I can't say enough about the sharpness of this lens in consonance with my Pentax K3! I have detail that I've just never seen before even with my 6 X 6 cm cameras. This lens is ALL beautifully machined aluminum and is just smooth to say the least. Pentax did not add a motor; it only uses the cameras screw drive. It hunts once in a while but all Macros do this. I'll gladly give up the SDM motor for the size benefit of this little jewel.
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Overall 10
10

Great sharpness and colors!

Mackenzie Secrest, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Owned for 1 month so far. Everything is great with the lens. If you want to focus on Macro photography you may want a 70 or 100mm lens, this one works from very close range.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

smashr, pentaxforums.com
15 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I wanted a "normal" prime for my K-5, and was torn between this, the DA 35mm f2.4, and the FA 35mm f2.0. I went with the Limited mainly because of its size and reputation, less so because I wanted a macro lens.
  • Pros: Build quality, sharpness, colors, size
  • Cons: Sometimes fails to autofocus
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Bokina, pentaxforums.com
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent contrast and central sharpness from 2.8 at all focus distances. AF is a tad slow, especially when going from MFD to near-infinity or vice versa. Mechanical quality is excellent.
  • Pros: Contrast and sharpness
  • Cons: Slow to focus from MFD to infinity
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Overall 10
10

User Review

JEA, pentaxforums.com
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is sharp, small and light. The close focus and fine detail never cease to amaze. Lots of fun to be had--and a true pleasure to use with K-01 focus peaking. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: sharpness, small size, bokeh
  • Cons: can't think of any
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jonathan Mac, pentaxforums.com
17 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the only lens I've rated at 10/10. It's that good. The IQ, even wide open, is nothing short of spectacular. I can't state this strongly enough.
  • Pros: Amazing IQ, small, light, great macro
  • Cons: AF can hunt, not the fastest standard prime
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

cuttingboard, pentaxforums.com
21 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Its sharpness and color contrast meets my expectation, and the shadow coping is much better than DA 16-45.
  • Pros: Excellent color rendering and sharpness
  • Cons: macro in 35 mm focal length, and auto-focus speed in a dim surrounding
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