Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
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Perfect for APS-C
Crazy Carl, B&H Photo
16 December 2014
Excerpt: I had gotten a 50mm, but for indoors you have to get a mile away to get the shot you want. Auto-focus is noticable but not extremely loud. Pictures come out great. Its downfall is that it's hard to get the lens cap off with the tulip in position.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I got this lens about three weeks ago, and it is one of my new favorite lenses. Takes excellent portraits, great in low light situations, and compact. Focal length is very versatile. Definitely a good value.
Summary: All-round terrific lens, and just the right focal length to be used as 'standard' on those darned APS-C sensors. The screw-driven AF generates moderate noise, but we've heard worse. AF is accurate and quite quick on the Pentax K3 & K20D. The build is solid, not too heavy.
Summary: I have had this lens for a few months now and its on my camera most of the time, so time for a review. Its a great lens and is particularly useful on a crop DSLR (field of view on crop is close to 50mm full frame). Look forward to trying it on my ME Super too.
Pros: Fairly small and light, fast autofocus, good f2, tack sharp from f4
Cons: Build could be better (normal for FAs though), autofocus could be quieter
Excerpt: It's my first prime lens and as I keep learning to use it, the images get better and better. I love the initial ease of use and flexibility in helping me learn how to become a better photographer it's making me.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Personal use. multi purpose lens. it is all-round lens and is just like the 50mm in the 70's. then perhaps, the world wasn't as congested as now; photographers use to have plenty of space to maneuver for taking a nice exposure with the standard 50mm lens, I think the 35mm will be the standard lens...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am enjoying this lens. It focuses quickly, and is very sharp. So far I've used it for flowers and landscapes. I am very pleased with it's color rendition and constrast. Even though it is not a macro, the sharpness is such that you could mistake it as one.
Pros: Excellent color, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good contrast, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: My first pentax lens was a SMCP-FA 1.4 50mm, I love everything about that lens but needed a wider coverage as a walk around. This 35MM is the answer to that. The IQ is excellent, focus is fast and accurate; just as good as my beloved fifty but wider angle coverage.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Sharp right outta' the box @ f/2. Razor sharp stopped down a bit, colors are simply lovely. Focus is just plain fast and accurate.I wanted the 31mm Limited lens, but it's easily 2 to 3 times the price, depending where you look. Me? I have to look in my wallet!
Pros: Fast, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Summary: Compact and lightweight lens. Sharp at f/4, but is also very good at f/2 - f/2.8. Works great in museums, because you do not need to use flash. Focusing ring is small, but it is not such a drawback, because manual focusing with this lens is still very comfortable.