Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
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Jonathan Mac, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
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.
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
Excerpt: By far my favourite lens (my other Digital pentax lenses are DA* 200 and DA 35 2.4). Everything about this lens screams quality, it feels and looks fantastic and the pictures it produces look consistently astounding. The only problem I have with this lens is that it makes me want to replace my DA35 which is a very good lens (especially for the price) so I can enjoy more of this high quality limited goodness.
Pros: Sharpness, "Feel", Looks really Nice on my camera
Excerpt: This is very possibly the best lens I own when I take into consideration that it has no weaknesses in any areas. I cannot find a fault in it, with the tiny exception of the rather long minimum focusing distance that makes it a little challenging to use indoors. But the pictures it takes are extraordinary. The autofocus is quick and snappy. The colors are very pleasing and the sharpness is very high.
Pros: sharp IQ, beautiful bokeh, compact, all-metal and luxurious
Excerpt: It's very nice lens which I used for portaits and landscape photography. For indoors some time focal lenght is too big and I usually used 35mm limited. Beautiful colors and fastness of lens. For that price an excellent lens and I can strongly recommend it, if this focal lenght is ok for You.
Pros: Very sharp and fast lens with beautiful bokeh
Excerpt: When I first saw this lens, it looked like jewelry to me. Like a gem. So small, so well crafted. Made out of quality aluminium, it has this pleasing feel of cold metal, focus ring operates very smoothly and „buttery“ also the numbers on the focus scale are carefully engraved (as well as the PENTAX title on the lens cap).
Pros: Excellent craftsmanship, size, color rendition, sharpness wide open, good "bang for your buck" ratio
Cons: Wish it was faster, but considering the size of the lens, I doubt that is possible.