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Keywords: Samsung Wide Prime 35mm


Registered: April 2009
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Samsung 35mm f/2 AL Schneider D-XENOGON review by Daan
Review Date: 4/1/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $265.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: The price, the optical quality is great at 2,8 and excellent at 4 and 5,6
Cons: CAs could be better controlled

I wanted to buy a Pentax 35 2,0 but they are hard to get (and expensive) in the Netherlands, then I noticed the D-Xenogon 35, did some research and determined that this must be the exact same lens as the Pentax 35.

Optical quality is great at 2,8 and excellent at 4 and 5,6, the bokeh is ok.
The only thing that bothers me is the CA at large apentures, but when you avoid the extremes its ok.

Ofcourse the Pentax 31-1,8 is better but not that much better optical quality, when you compare the price difference (in the Netherlands),

Pentax 31-1,8 = 1200 USdollar
Pentax 35-2,0 = 475 USdollar
D Xenogon 35-2,0 = 265 USdollar


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