Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
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Get one if you can
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. Quite useable sharpness wide open, painfully sharp below f2.8 to f11. The front element on these 35/f2 lenses protrudes just slightly (my Nikkor 35/2 is the same way) so I recommend a protective filter.
Summary: This lens has very good IQ. The first lens I had for my K-5iis was a FA 1.4 50mm, great IQ, color rendition was excellent, well built, bokeh was also good. I bought this lens because of that same reason and for the larger focal coverage. The 50MM was great for portraits, and single/smaller subjects but I definitely needed a lens for the wider range. This lens is perfect for that.
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.
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!
Summary: This lens is a lot of good things packed into a small package. 1. It's useful on both film and digital Pentax cameras. 2. At f2.0 it's a very fast lens. 3. I've found the AF to be very fast as well. The color rendering and image quality is outstanding. I'd read a lot about this lens before I bought it and so far the reviews are spot on.
Summary: I have owned Pentax lenses since the old screwmount Spotmatic days of the late 1960's. This has to be one of, if not the, sharpest lenses they have made at any price. If you need a fast "normal" focal length lens for your digital Pentax , buy it! Plus, it covers the full frame 35mm format, so, if Pentax ever comes out with a digital full-frame SLR, you'll be ready.
Very convenient 35 mm! Quality very high even on open d
20 April 2010
Summary: The SMC Pentax-FA f/1:2.0 35mm AL lens is quickly becoming my "normal" default lens on my dSLR body. For those familiar with the Pentax 50mm lenses (except for the 1.2 version), it is almost the same size. Only about a few millimeters longer to accommodate the included, snap-on hood mount. Construction quality is every bit as good as any FA prime and the optical quality is superior. It has been said that the optics of the FA35 are every bit as good as the FA31 Limited.
Summary: The FA 35mm quickly and easily replaced the DA 40mm as my walk around prime lens, and I've found that I can use it exclusively when I go to crowded events like conventions or fairs. The focal length is just wide enough to still be usable in a crowded environment, but it still works well for close up portraits. I find it must easier to handle, especially with the lens hood, than the tiny DA 40mm.