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Registered: March 2008
Posts: 6
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.

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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