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