Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL
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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.
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
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
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
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
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 photozone.de, I opted to purchase the FA 35mm 2. Good build quality, hood and small case included. Produces very sharp and contrasty images.
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