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Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
9.5 out of 10

Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited

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Overall 10
10

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
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Overall 10
10

My first limited lens!!

Paul D, B&H Photo
20 July 2015
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Great small lens !!!

jjcllgg, B&H Photo
8 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Medium telephoto applications. Portraits. Very lightweight. Great picture quality. Fast auto focusing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very sharp and fast medium tele

juancarlos, B&H Photo
25 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I use it wen I need a closer look at my subjects. It is very sharp lens, fast autofocus and small.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

First Impressions

Isoflex, B&H Photo
3 May 2015
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic little lens

RDR, Amazon
5 February 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Love the second time around

Marc Mehlman, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Smallest 100mm equivalent you will find

Kavootles, B&H Photo
7 January 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Portrait Lens and Short Tele

Waterfall, B&H Photo
26 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Stunning lens

John PadaWan, B&H Photo
17 December 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Price
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