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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro

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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

72garman, pentaxforums.com
3 September 2014
  • Excerpt: What can I say? Hard, strong, reliable, sharp... Its SMC class. You can use this to train your "feel" with manual focusing.
  • Pros: Cheap, Reliable
  • Cons: Take a bit time to focusing
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

dwihendro, pentaxforums.com
10 May 2014
  • Excerpt: i have one with scratch and cleaning mark on back element, it didn't affect image quality, color saturation still excellent
  • Pros: sharp, color saturation, compact
  • Cons: bokeh
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Pentax 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited SMC DA review by kh1234567890

kh1234567890, slrgear.com
30 January 2014
  • Summary: Solid design, optically excellent - little distortion, no CA to speak of, very sharp even wide open, no flare. Colour rendering is excellent, as is contrast. Bokeh is OK, can end up a bit 'busy' with some shots when wide opened. Mechanically it is a good design with a built-in retractable sliding hood and a recessed front element. 35mm is a nice focal length on APS-C and I've found that I tend to use this lens more and more, not just for macro shots.
  • Pros: Sharp, nice build, compact, excellent optics
  • Cons: AF prone to hunting
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Overall 10
10

User Review

bradsarno, pentaxforums.com
18 December 2013
  • Excerpt: It's just about, almost, the perfect "normal" lens. Not super fast at f2.8. Focuses well. The sharpness is more than anyone could ask for. The color and contrast are beautiful and exemplary of what makes Pentax lenses so good in these respects. It focuses reasonably well for a 2.8. Bokeh is quite decent. I don't expect magical bokeh from a 35mm compared to a fast 50mm. Rare lens.
  • Pros: focal length (fov), color, contrast, sharpness, handling, A-auto
  • Cons: not very fast at f2.8
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

dasboot88, pentaxforums.com
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: All about this lens is very good.
  • Pros: Sharp, Size & weight & appearance, contrast, simple construction & robust
  • Cons: Have to more sharp at frame area
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

rob1234, pentaxforums.com
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a hidden gem in the M-line. Sharp in the centre from wide-open, razor sharp at f/4 in the centre. Great across the frame by f/5.6 on a crop-sensor. Also a great lens on film, but takes f/8 to sharpen up across the frame.
  • Pros: Sharp, compact, great handling
  • Cons: Not a lot
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

35mmfilmk1000, pentaxforums.com
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I have the M-2.8/28 mm and the M-2.8/35 mm . At short distance untill 5 metre's there is not much difference between the two lenses , but if you do a landscape the M-2.8/35 mm is a real winner . At 1:5.6 even the far corners of the 35 mm negative are very sharp , so this 35 mm is very usefull lens for handheld photography with a 100 iso black and white film and a orange filter . It is a great lens .
  • Pros: Small size , optics and helicoid very good
  • Cons: No
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Akarak, pentaxforums.com
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: i honestly dont know why people say "if you want a real 50mm on a crop sensor, you should get a 35'mil!
  • Pros: Size, build quality, sharpness, color rendition
  • Cons: long focus throw
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

victordeamorin, pentaxforums.com
20 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this lens as part of a lot. My copy is in good condition, except for a dent in the filter thread.
  • Pros: Small, good FL both for 24x36 and APS-C
  • Cons: Flares a bit
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Overall 10
10

User Review

tromboads, pentaxforums.com
14 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I kind of collected this just because I had the 28 M, and a 50 M at either end, turns out the (on a crop) the 50 feels to portraity, and the 28 a little fickle to focus. (Slowly developing a lens collecting persuasion here..
  • Pros: that magical fov in crop land
  • Cons: zilch
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