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Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2.0 AL

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Small, fast, sharp. Good choice.

gkatzman84, Ebay
10 February 2013
  • 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.
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10

Nice and sharp with high resolution on Pentax k-5

alovaas, Ebay
8 December 2012
  • Summary: Nice and sharp lens with extreme high resolution around f4. It performs better on k-5 than kr because of kr`s problems with tungsten light.
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Overall 10
10

my best lenses

dm-vera, Ebay
2 March 2012
  • 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!
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Great aperture with a cheap price

dagger_c3, Ebay
16 October 2011
  • Summary: I wanted to have a 50mm in a APS size camera and also that it have a great aperture. This lens covers it all with a good price. The only "bad" part is that it's diaphragm has only 6 blades.
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Overall 10
10

FA 35 initial impressions

blackcloudbrew, Ebay
10 February 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Very convenient 35 mm! Quality very high even on open d

lab00mba, Ebay
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.
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Gotta Have It!

J_Frank, Amazon
22 May 2008
  • 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.
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Great All Around Lens

Jay, Amazon
22 May 2008
  • 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.
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The best of the best

Jurij Korosec, Amazon
22 May 2008
  • Summary: The lens are a miracle, sending - no complains, only a lens bag is an example of clumsiness.
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Get one if you can

davelawler, Amazon
22 May 2008
  • 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.
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