Excerpt: This is the sharpest lens in my entire lens collection; even sharper than my Tamron 70-200 @ 70mm f/2.8. I have FA50/1.4, M50/1.7, which does not come close to it @ f/2.4, so I can confidently use it wide open. 70mm limited has creamy bokeh and great colour rendering.
Excerpt: I have used the lens for 2 weeks. Some portrait work but mostly landscape. I found the lens to focus rapidly with little or no hunting. Photos were exceptionally sharp with great resolution. Contrast is great. Size and weight make it easy to handle.
Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited SMC DA review by ddekadt
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.
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.
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.
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)
Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited SMC DA review by nighthunter64
12 January 2007
Summary: I've used Nikon D50 and now Pentax K10D and this new limited edition lens is really giving me the best results without any difficulties. - It's very good quality feeling. - It's Light - It's Small. - It produced superb quality images every single shot. Recommend to all!!!