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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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alexis.gilli, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: If you use this lense on a good DSLR such as the k-3 or k-30 you are going to get exellent results, however , if you use it with a k-7 , it is another story.
  • Pros: Light , good handling , sharp, silent auto-focus
  • Cons: F 2.8 , not enough when photos are taken inside
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haytaertu, pentaxforums.com
15 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is absolutely a gem .You can use it for daily photos. Its af speed quite enough for this.
  • Pros: Compakt size, very good image quality, acceptable AF speed (because it is a macro )
  • Cons: ugly little :)
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10

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Runegutt123, pentaxforums.com
21 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is one of my most used lenses.
  • Pros: Sharp,dual purpose
  • Cons: why isnt it WR?
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10

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PALADIN85020, pentaxforums.com
1 August 2014
  • Excerpt: After reading the many glowing reviews on this lens, I bid on this one on e-Bay and won it. It's easily now the very best prime lens in my kit (others are the 50mm f/1.4 and the 15mm f/4 Limited). Inasmuch as Pentax APS-C cameras have a 1.5x crop factor, this lens equates to the old 35mm film standard of 50mm - in this case about 53mm equivalent. Hence it "sees" things much like human vision, with no distortion through elongation or compression in the picture.
  • Pros: Sharpness, excellent optical characteristics, macro capability
  • Cons: Absolutely none
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Overall 9
9.0

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eral95, pentaxforums.com
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent optical and mechanical properties
  • Pros: Excellent optical and mechanical properties
  • Cons: No
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10

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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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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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9.0

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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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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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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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