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9.4 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 9
9.0

User Review

Stoogie, pentaxforums.com
4 weeks ago
  • 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. I was a little nervous about buying it, since it looked a bit like someone had used it as a hockey puck, but it still takes phenomenal pictures.
  • 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. Its a good lens and does the job well.
  • 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. I wanted a lens for taking good portraits and I was very impressed with portraits from my nifty thrifty fifty (Pentax DA 50mm, f1.8). The Pentax DA 70mm had an even better reputation for portraits and its focal length seemed ideal.
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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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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

kh1234567890, pentaxforums.com
17 February 2014
  • Excerpt: A great little lens. Excellent build. Great corner-to-corner sharpness even when wide open. AF is fast and reliable.
  • Pros: Sharp, compact, fast AF
  • Cons: Bokeh fringing
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pentajazzz, pentaxforums.com
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: also so small lens do not scare peoples and children, instead of BIG and long zooms and telephoto-lens. they are filling free and easy.
  • Pros: compact, metallyc construction, quik-shift, compact lens-hood
  • Cons: no
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
18 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is a pure delight to use, it is quick and very sharp, and it looks sharp on my K5 as well. This is a beautifully crafted solid metal lens with the manual focus that is smoother than any other lens I have ever used. On the down side, the lens barrel has a slight wobble which due to the metal construction becomes more obvious since it makes a noticeable clicking sound.
  • Pros: sharpness, compact size, autofocus speed for a telephoto
  • Cons: Build Quality concern
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Overall 10
10

User Review

siamthai, pentaxforums.com
15 December 2013
  • Excerpt: One of my real top lenses and also the firs time I own a silver ltd lens. Nothing negative about this lens.
  • Pros: Sharp, light, color rendition etc.
  • Cons: None
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