Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
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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. I readily am glad I went with the 35mm than 50mm to capture my walkabout and street photography. If I need to get closer, I step up and great shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am enjoying this lens. It focuses quickly, and is very sharp. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />While the bokeh is not bad, this lens would be stellar with 8 or 9 blades.<br /><br />It manages to be lightweight without feeling "cheap."<br /><br />My take: a solid 9.5 out of 10.
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. This is the perfect prime to start with specially for the cropped sensor of my K-5 iis . Would highly recommend.
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! I have ZERO regrets about this lens as an alternative. It took a while to find this lens at a sensible price. Even B&H couldn't tell me exactly when they'd have it. My advice? BUY IT NOW.
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.
Excerpt: I considered the DA 35mm 2.4. However, after doing some research, which included reading reviews at Stan's Pentax Photography Site and<br />photozone.de, I opted to purchase the FA 35mm 2.<br />Good build quality, hood and small case included.<br />Produces very sharp and contrasty images.<br />Fast AF on the Pentax K-5.<br />Lightweight, a great lens for street photography.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Bought this lens for Portrait (my wife and Kids lol).Delivery a sharp and bright in low light, true colors. Also AF very accurated. Inexpensive for the great quality(lens&result).Thanks B&H for having such a good stuffs.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: Pentax SMC FA 35 mm F/2.0 lens of this is my best. Combined with the camera Pentax K-P, make great photos. Aperture 2.0-2.8 turns a beautiful bokeh. The sharp at small apertures. He became my favorite lens on the camera and is 90% of the time taking pictures.Buy it and you'll be happy!