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
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
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.
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
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