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Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
8.6 out of 10

Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL

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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet Little Lens

kc, B&H Photo
6 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Great for low light, landscapes and macros. lightweight, easy to use. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because is not water resistant.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

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
  • Cons: Lens Cap Diff With Tulip
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Overall 8
8.0

Crisp Performance

Borluras, B&H Photo
17 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Get one if you can

davelawler, Amazon
5 August 2014
  • 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.
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Pentax 35mm f/2 AL SMC P-FA review by kiwijono

kiwijono, slrgear.com
8 February 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

comprock, B&H Photo
26 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

35mm lens is like the 50mm of 70's

AMD, B&H Photo
30 July 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Nice Lens!

Gene, B&H Photo
28 May 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Bokeh could be better
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Overall 10
10

Perfect all around for the money

Jay S., B&H Photo
20 March 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

strangeboy, B&H Photo
12 March 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: NONE
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