Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
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Very nice prime lens
Old Marine, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: Though I'm primarily a Nikon fan, I bought my K-3 because Nikon (and Canon) seem unaware of a thing called "rain." I passed up some great shots from behind a waterfall in the Smokies because I wasn't going to take one of my D-800s into the heavy mist.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: After reading the reviews for the non HD version, I was hoping the HD version would be even better. I can't directly compare this one with the older model but the top ratings are true. I was surprised how sharp it was at 2.4 but by F4 I was amazed.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use for portraits and took it to photograph a prom. The focus speed was good but not great. I was also using my Olympus E-3 with 12-60mm SWD and it was about 3/4 that speed or so, not bad at all. Indoors it seemed a little better compared to the E-3 so pretty darn good.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Don't be fooled by it's little size. This is a fantastic piece of glass; great bokeh, excellent image quality, comes with hood, front and rear cap, a nice bag to keep when not in use and a brief instruction manual. From first shot you will know that you have an awesome lens.
Summary: First, while I have never tried the non-HD version of this lens (the older version), I believe this lens is only an incremental improvement over the older version. I bought this lens about a year ago and then returned it.
Excerpt: I have a collection of old pentax lens and cameras. I just got an mx-s on [*]. I have a K20 from a few years ago. I have a spotmatic with the 50mm takumar. Today that lens would cost $1200. I shot pentax for years before selling it all and going for canon autofocus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a new lens and I have shot fewer than 100 images, all inside with available light and varying ISO. Portraits of my cats are great. No people portraits available due to lack of model releases at this time. Lens has typical great Pentax Limited build quality and fast AF.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is incredible. Mounted on a K-3, this lens is a killer, I used it mainly for portrait and close-up. At f/2.4 or even 2.8, the bokeh is wonderful and the details great. It is well build for a DA (actually a new HD DA type in Ricoh/Pentax arsenal).
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, F24 Constant, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction