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Registered: January 2014
Posts: 37
Pentax 35mm f/2.4 AL SMC DA review by joe88
Review Date: 6/20/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $130.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: extremely sharp single lens
Cons: plastic buildt

this is a hot tip for engaged photographers.

between f 4 and f 5,6 it reaches highest possible sharpness.

I'm very impressed by color rendition, contrast and finest contours

Even in the edges/corners very high sharpness.

My close-ups of fowers: each shooting a feast for my eyes.

really excellent. very highly recommended

Registered: March 2008
Posts: 7
Pentax 35mm f/2.4 AL SMC DA review by jamesm007
Review Date: 6/16/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $217.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Superb IQ, Light weight, Decently fast f/2.4, Small, Pentax Color/Contrast
Cons: Lens Mount made of Plastic, No Distance Scale on Focus Ring, No WR

This is the highest IQ lens I have used on my K-5. This lens is sharp wide open. At f/4 and above the sharpness, contrast, color, and overall lack of aberrations leave little PP work to be done. You can shoot right into the sun with no flair (be careful). It has lower CAs versus its FF big brother. I believe this version is an improved version; although a bit slower.

Edit: When I run across my reviews if time has lapsed far enough for an update I will do so. I have owned this lens for about one year. All statements still stand. No wear on the lens mount. Still tight feeling. The lens is very fast to focus. Using a round lens hood made for lens of 50mm (FF = of this lens) makes a notable difference in contrast and overall pic quality in some situations! This lens has become my go to lens over my Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 Macro; in most situations. Say a quick snap of people, web shots, or just things. The DA35mm is lighter and a bit sharper. The Sigma is no slouch however. Very versatile focal length. I can see now why all should own a true 50mm lens. And this is a solid low cost but high IQ lens for Pentax shooters.

Registered: March 2012
Posts: 1
Pentax 35mm f/2.4 AL SMC DA review by benjiboos
Review Date: 3/17/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $215.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Lightweight, good I/Q, fast focus, cheap.
Cons: plastic

Had this for a week now and used it for several jobs.
Good image quality, light on the front of my K5. A good combination for walk-abouts and indoors with flash. Also used it on some table-top sets with wireless flash and it does a good job. Should be in every photograpers bag at the price.

Registered: April 2011
Posts: 4
Pentax 35mm f/2.4 AL SMC DA review by dbpaule
Review Date: 6/14/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $180.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: sharpness, AF-Speed, bokeh @ f/2.4, light weight
Cons: build of plastics

This is an extremely sharp lens, that beats every optic I used since today on my K-5. Using f/4 up to f/5.6 you'll reach the sweet spot of sharpness. The bokeh is just nice to have when using f/2.4 or f/2.8 because of the just 6 aperture blades. The AF is extrmely fast and never misses the target. What I don't like that much is the plastic feeling. On the other hand that's why the lens is lightweighted. I would buy that lens again!!!


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