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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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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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10

User Review

biz-engineer, pentaxforums.com
6 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I appreciated this lens a lot when I was used with the image quality of super zooms, it is small and the image quality is great. But I find this 70mm focal length too long for full body/group portraits, no long enough the head portraits, ok for head and shoulders.
  • Pros: Size, buid quality, image quality
  • Cons: 70mm, not fast enough depending on usage, min focus distance
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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 9
9.0

User Review

Stoogie, pentaxforums.com
2 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought my 70mm on craigslist for a steal of a deal, it was basically a throw in with another purchase because it was so beat up. The exterior was in very rough shape, with paint flaked off and scratches all over the place, but the glass looked clean.
  • Pros: Colours, contrast, size, build quality, sharpness
  • Cons: It's not the 77mm 1.8, minimum focusing distance
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

meddoc101, pentaxforums.com
26 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a nice looking lens that takes high contrast pictures with lovely color that are great to look at. I used it less than my other lenses, maybe because of its odd focal length. There can be some purple fringing in bright situations. The auto-focus is fast.
  • Pros: Lightweight, metal, hood, contrasty
  • Cons: odd focal length, expensive
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Diamond32, pentaxforums.com
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens, little slow but razor sharp and great speed AF
  • Pros: Ultra sharp, no CA, colour rendition
  • Cons: slow
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Overall 10
10

User Review

xabolcs, pentaxforums.com
22 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Newly of seemed, very solid building; has now loose, have noticeable wobble; but the image quality despite excellent.
  • Pros: Small, lightweight, picture quality is excellent
  • Cons: Build quality is not the real; costly
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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

Awesome...as expected

Ronald P. Smith II, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: As expected from a lens in the Pentax Limited line, the build quality is excellent. The lens comes with a very nice protective pouch to prevent scuffs to the beautiful finish. Although this is my second longest focal length fixed lens, it is the smallest lens in my entire collection.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Jonathan Mac, pentaxforums.com
17 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens. It's small, light, pretty fast and with great IQ. Build quality is great, typical DA limited. Sharpness wide open could be slightly better but it's useable without a doubt, and can give nice shallow depth of field. Colour and contrast are excellent, as is resistance to flare.
  • Pros: Small, sharp, great colour, quite fast
  • Cons: Minimum focus distance
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