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9.1 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro

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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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Overall 10
10

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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

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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

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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 10
10

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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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Overall 10
10

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jonas21, pentaxforums.com
27 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Optically identically to the acclaimed A35/2.8. The difference in review score here may just be a matter of sample variations.
  • Pros: sharpness, contrasty, great on film
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

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yyyzzz, pentaxforums.com
5 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The lens is well built. It is light and compact and perhaps share the same optical formula with M35 f2.8. IMQ is good at f2.8 but not spectacular. There are signs of some aberrations at f2.8. Will post more information once I have more opportunities.
  • Pros: Light, compact, good color rendition, good IMQ at f2.8
  • Cons: focusing ring feels differently from M or K lenses (less resistance).
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Overall 10
10

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tibi, pentaxforums.com
1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I was originally looking for a 35mm f/2 (I'm a low-light maniac), but couldn't find a working copy at a reasonable price. Then I checked out the new 35mm f/2.4 "plastic wonder" which of course has AF, auto-aperture, excellent image quality etc. , but I had already become accustomed to the the great build quality and pleasure of manual focus from old K and M "fast fifties", and the "plastic wonder" just didn't have such features (I especially disliked the fact that the...
  • Pros: small & light, good build quality, sharp
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

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Aristophanes, pentaxforums.com
22 July 2011
  • Excerpt: This is another one of Pentax's excellent 35mm offerings. On digital it has an appealing focal length, and withthe coatings and general design excels at sharp images wide open and 1 stop down we are into ultra-sharp. Contrast is very good and the size is terrific....very small.
  • Pros: Small sharp and the right focal length
  • Cons: None really
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