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8.5 out of 10

Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL

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Overall 8

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 for now and the future, this doesn't mean that the 50mm will be phased out rather it will be used more for portrait applications.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8

Bang-For-Buck Lens

Traditionlist, B&H Photo
14 February 2009
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Slight back-focus
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Overall 8

Pentax 35mm f/2.0 FA

Megs, B&H Photo
13 February 2009
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 8

Good general lens

eal, B&H Photo
25 September 2008
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
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Overall 8

Great value for money

Stefan Laarm, B&H Photo
12 April 2008
  • Excerpt: 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
  • Cons: Slow focus in bad light
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Overall 8

pentax FA 35mm/2 AL

stayjoy, Ebay
8 June 2006
  • Summary: Very sharp with aperture wide open, quite different from Pentax style. Solid built,portable and wonderful lens.
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Overall 8

сбаласированная по цене/качеству линза

Lammer, Onliner
17 October 2010
  • Summary: Использовал данный объектив около года. Один из самых моих беспроблемных и некапризных объективов. Плюсы - высокая светосила и умеренная цена - Штатное фокусное (на кропе ЭФР 52мм) - хорошая резкость от ф2.8 - быстрый, один из самых быстрых в системе - бленда в комплекте - полнокадровый, кольцо диафрагм, совместим со всеми плёночными камерами - компактен, лёгкий Минусы - пластиковый, дешёвый конструктив, это, правда, относится ко всей ФА сериии - снят с производства
  • Pros: универсальный штатник, за умереные деньги
  • Cons: конструктив
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