Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMCP-A 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6
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4 weeks ago
Excerpt: I was pleasantly surprised in using this lens that I thought I was supposed to hate. Perhaps my expectations were so low that anything good about it would have impressed me. I find that the lens is capable of making very good images, plenty good enough for everyday, non-professional use--kid photos,...
Pros: Bargain price, reasonable sharpness
Cons: Subject to flare, noisy, flimsy construction
Excerpt: I'll just start by saying this review is based on my initial impressions of this lens, garnered through about three hours of shooting time with it mounted on a K-50 body. The reviews posted so far have been a mixed bag, with some users obviously having received a good copy of the lens, while others...
Pros: Passable image quality, superb colours, light and compact, inexpensive
Cons: Could have a wider f-stop, could be better built and weather sealed (it's not!)
Excerpt: This came in a bundle with an MZ-50 and an F 100-300 f4.5-5.6. Cosmetically all looked super. I took them outside to check that they worked. The F 100-300 annoyingly doesn't autofocus accurately enough, but the F 35-80 f4-5.6 is just awful.
Pros: Nice colours
Cons: My copy isn't sharp compared with my other lenses at any aperture,
Excerpt: Today I decided to look a bit further at this little used lens. I have some images from around the garden All taken at ƒ8 (wide open) and 85mm (112 with the 1.4 attached.) if a lens has weaknesses in the centre, you can always expose them by attaching a TC and enlarging them a little.
Excerpt: Very enjoyable lens. It had been sitting in a closet for the past 13 years, but brought it back into service a few months ago after buying e-mount adapter for my Sony cameras. I actually like this lens better with the APS-C format for 2 reasons.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens just for fun. And for $5 dollars if I didn't like it, it could double as door stop or paper weight. It's actually not too bad. Better than older cell phone camera's, but that's about it. What it did was make me feel appreciative of the excellent Pentax glass I do own
Excerpt: I was very pleasantly surprised. For such a cheap lens the AF is lightning fast and it does not hunt. IQ is better than the 18-55 by far. Bokeh isnt to bad either. A very good choice for a walk around lens and contrary to what some of the other reviewers have stated its a very usable focal length on...
Pros: Lightweight, Great IQ, Super fast AF, Low CA
Cons: Plastic, Focus ring drifts when manual focusing
Excerpt: I did not expect from this lens anything. Not paid practically nothing, and did not expect anything. I bought this lens together with a MZ-50 camera. But the first results were surprising. Now I use this lens on MZ-30 and it consistently gives me good quality pictures.
Excerpt: It's less expensive than a decent lens filter and that's why you should consider one. As the build quality goes focus ring is a bit loose but otherwise it is quite good, apart from rotating front element. Image quality is good, colors are beautiful and it costs only $15 which I consider a bargain.