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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro

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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.
  • 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. Starts to be possible to rely upon depth of field and hyper focal focusing.
  • 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 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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Overall 8
8.0

Gutes Objektiv

Bernat, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Kaufte das 35mm Macro im Dezember, war sehr zufrieden, ausser bei Makroaufnahmen, wegen der kurzen Entfernung zu Objekten. Mit dem später gekauften 100mm Macro bin ich so zufrieden, mehr als mit dem 35er, dass ich das 35mm nun verkaufen werde. Dafür leiste ich mir ein 40mm Limited, denn die Grösse des 35er hat mich doch gestört. Die K 5 mit dem 35mm Makro war doch schon ein 'Trumm'. Optisch und an der Verarbeitung gibt es nichts zu bemängeln, ein Limited eben.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wertiges Objektiv mit kleinen schwächen

K7, Amazon
28 May 2013
  • Summary: Die Verarbeitung ist top. Als Makro für Dinge an die man sehr nah rankommt klasse. Insekten mit Fluchtinstikt sind meist schon weg, bevor man auslösen kann, weil man sich ihnen bis an die Sonnenblende nähert. das Objektiv ist auch nicht besonders schnell beim fokussieren, weil der Hauptfokusweg zwischen 13-50 cm zurückgelegt werden muss. Es gibt keine Fokussperre für den Nahbereich.
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