Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
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Traditionlist, B&H Photo
14 February 2009
Summary: IQ is good. Had never tried the Limited though. AF performance is quite similar to FA 50mm/1.4 but focal length is much more useful - as using APS-C. Slight back-focus on K10 & K20. No biggie as I've adjusted the cameras to compensate.
Summary: So far I have only used this lens on my K20D(~52 mm focal length) and have been pleased with the results. I was pleasantly surprised by the AF quality. So far appears sharp throughout f stops. The lens upon first inspection appears slightly fragile(plastic housing) but haven't had any problems with other similarly built lenses. I am looking forward to using it on my film camera.
Summary: Sharp, fast, handles well. The only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is that I have not found it as useful as I originally thought I would. I find myself more often using the 16-45 or the 50-135mm zooms. However, it is an excellent lens if you want the focal length.
Summary: I use this lense with a K10D for every day/portable and low light photo. The build quality is good. Photo's are sharp already at f/2 and also in the corners. Color is good. Manual focus adjustment is often necessary when the background is too homogenous (might be the camera's fault). Surprizingly high quality for the money.
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction