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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro
8.6 out of 10

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 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 8
8.0

User Review

Bonobo, pentaxforums.com
1 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I really like this lens because its one of those wonderful A series primes. You hardly ever see them for sale so when I saw this one on Ebay I pounced on it. It produces nice quality images, but I just haven't gotten anything
  • Pros: build quality, manual focus
  • Cons: rare
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Smolk, pentaxforums.com
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I used this lens for over 20 years as my main optics. I also used the 2/85mm, but for specific purposes, and while I had the 4/200mm, I rarely used that focal length (all on film).
  • Pros: light, small, versatile, attractive FoV
  • Cons: not too sharp, some distortion
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

whojammyflip, pentaxforums.com
9 November 2010
  • Excerpt: On film, the FOV is perfect, and more normal to me than the 50, with a real feel of depth to photos, as if you are there in the scene again. Great for portraits, provided you like faces which are made rounder...photos of my baby are funky with this lens.
  • Pros: sharp, short minimum focus distance
  • Cons: large in comparison to the M40, mechanism vulnerable to sticking
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Zivelot, pentaxforums.com
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I just want to point out that while many rave about its A version and pay 2-3 times more for that the two lenses are actually the same lens design only in different bodies. It seems that Pentax only renewed its physical design but left everything untouched.
  • Pros: Optical quality, built
  • Cons: Nothing for me...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

frank, pentaxforums.com
7 May 2010
  • Excerpt: This is one of those forgotten lenses - a great performer but seldom got mentioned or recommended anywhere. I've used all 35mm prime lenses by Pentax except the 35/1.4, this M35/2.8 can easily perform as well as any other 35mm lenses, other than the K35/3.5 which is really a great performer.
  • Pros: Sharp w/ good bokeh, value for money
  • Cons: Shutter blades get sticky easily due to the lubricant "leak" on to the blades holder
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pentaxforums.com
17 April 2008
  • Excerpt: I have only had the lens a few weeks and have been using it on my K100D. The pictures have been sharp with good color saturation. It makes a nice standard lens for the digital camera. My opinion is that it's sharper and has better contrast then Pentax's DA 18-55mm.
  • Pros: Good build quality. It has the "M" feel. 49mm Filter
  • Cons: It's a "M" short for manual everything.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

kjao, pentaxforums.com
10 September 2007
  • Excerpt: That said, it doesn't seem to have any point that "stands out", everything seems to be in the good to very-good area but no one single outstanding point.
  • Pros: small, relatively fast
  • Cons: nothing outstanding
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