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Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 AL Limited

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Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited SMC DA review by ddekadt

ddekadt, slrgear.com
19 January 2010
  • Summary: This lens is spectacular in every way, excepting for it's close focusing distance which is a real disappointment. Aside from that, this is just a magnificent lens. The build is superb, tight tolerances, smooth focusing, aesthetic beauty in and out. The speed is ok, f2.4 is good enough, and considering the size of the lens as a result of the narrower aperture, it's not much of a problem. Optically it is just something else.
  • Pros: Size, weight, build, optics, colours, sharpness wide open, AF speed, bokeh
  • Cons: Speed, close focusing distance
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Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited SMC DA review by ktwse

ktwse, slrgear.com
1 August 2009
  • Summary: Well, it's all been said really... Fast, wonderfully sharp, excellent bokeh and brilliant build quality. This lens is a gem and fits perfectly on my K-7...
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: Nothing
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Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited SMC DA review by grim grimsson

grim grimsson, slrgear.com
1 January 2009
  • Summary: Very good portrait lens, people do not feel intimidated by it's size. Sharp with fast and precise autofocus. Lightweight but still solid construction. A lens that I use more and more as I discover how good it is. Bought it as a portrait lens, but now I bring it almost everywhere I go.
  • Pros: Sharp, fast, bokeh
  • Cons: none (that I am able to discover)
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
1 December 2008
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
1 December 2008
  • Summary: I use this lens for nature and outdoor photography, as well as for some portraits. And I love it! It is so well-built and its sharpness is wonderfull. Also bokeh is excellent, maybe better at 2.8 than the fastest 2.4, but this is matter of personal taste. I enjoy a lot its size and weight - it is so easy to carry this lens anywhere I go, even for a whole day trip.
  • Pros: - built quality is superb, - excellent sharpness, - lovely Bokeh, - size and weight, - front screw size (saves a lot money on filters), - price
  • Cons: For weaknesses I really have to think for a while:, - maybe a bit slower and noisier AF compared to SDM lenses, - people tend to laugh when they see it mounted on the camera....:o) (and so they do with the 40mm pancake lens)
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Overall 8
8.0

Great in the studio

Painted lady, B&H Photo
21 August 2008
  • Summary: This lens takes beautiful portraits in the studio. The only difficulty I've had is that my studio space is small and I have a hard time getting a full length shot. But it takes amazing close-ups.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great product !

db72, B&H Photo
31 July 2008
  • Summary: Great results for such a small lens. It makes the kit 18-55 lens almost useless. Best results for portrait photography.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Must-have lens

Bikkuri Unchi, B&H Photo
20 May 2008
  • Summary: This super-compact lens is one that now accompanies me any time my K10D does. Its AF is fast, albeit not silent, and the slight telephoto is great for candid shooting and scenery. It is scenic use for which I most highly recommend it. Pentax's DA lenses deliver beautifully saturated results, and this excels. Greens are rich, and halation is minimal. My only gripes are that it is fiddly to manually focus and that it loses its ultra-thin feel the minute you mount the hood.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens

roby, B&H Photo
5 April 2008
  • Summary: Unbelievable lens - I read review after review and finally on impluse bought the lens today. Spent the afternoon shooting and am amazed at the quality of the images. Focus is fast and colour rendition is perfect Pentax. This will be ideal for portrait work.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Torphoto, B&H Photo
2 April 2008
  • Summary: This is one of the best lenses I have used to date, sharp through out even to the corners even wide open. nice small light weight and very well made lens. Has a nice 3d effect like most other pentax limited lenses. AF is fast but it's old style screw drive with a bit of noise. This lens is VERY well made and feels great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No close focus
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