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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

smashr, pentaxforums.com
1 week ago
  • 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

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Bokina, pentaxforums.com
4 weeks ago
  • 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

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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

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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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Overall 10
10

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flute60564, pentaxforums.com
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Later on I realize that I was wrong and It did very good in all conditions.Love this lens, I would give the cons of this lens only.
  • Pros: Sharp! Cool! Cheap for 1:1 Marco, Could be used on multiple purposes
  • Cons: Too Short for insects. They generally run away before focus finished
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Overall 10
10

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TopherTheME, pentaxforums.com
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I have a DA 15, DA 35, DA 70, M50 1.7, Tamron 70-200, and DA 16-45 in my bag. This lens is easily the sharpest. So sharp, it will cut your eyes when you look at shots from it. Aberrations and bokeh are excellent too. It also performs very well as a standard walk around lens in well lit conditions. Build quality is top notch as with all the DA Limiteds. I really like the built in hood too.
  • Pros: IQ, Small Size, Versatile
  • Cons: Short FL for macro, poor AF due to no focus stop
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Overall 9
9.0

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Mareket, pentaxforums.com
26 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I've tried my best to get over the new lens honeymoon period, but two months on and it's still an absolute gem in my eyes.
  • Pros: Design, weight, feel, IQ, Bokeh, Macro, flare-resistance, small filter thread, built in hood
  • Cons: Not a huge fan of 35mm FOV especially for macro, AF can be a pain, focus throw is laughably short for normal use
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Overall 10
10

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pentaman, pentaxforums.com
6 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my first DA prime lens, and I can't speak enough of this lens in the last month or so I have purchased this. First of all, I can get closer to subjects for a more dramatic composition. Second, the colors, contrast and sharpness of this lens are extremely wonderful - to a point of this lens becoming one of my favorite all-round lenses. I am really glad I made the purchase.
  • Pros: Sharpness, contrast and vivid colors. Very versatile and great walkaround
  • Cons: None fo far
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Overall 10
10

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brecklundin, pentaxforums.com
7 November 2012
  • Excerpt: By far my most versatile prime lens. Works as a macro, 1:1 though the MWD is indeed an issue at times. The lens is not the best "bug hunter". Wonderful product shooting lens. I like it as a general walk-around prime. I have all of the Three Amigos and find I use my 35ltd more than any of those.
  • Pros: task flexibility, contrast & color rendering, full time manual focus
  • Cons: typical sense of slower AF if not somewhat prefocused but all true 1:1 macros have this issue.
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