What exactly is the purpose of the DA 35mm F2.4?

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chalootz297
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Re: Plastic vs. Metal: Fight!
In reply to Gary Martin, Jul 29, 2013

Hello Gary,

I've owned my DA 35mm f/2.4AL for about two years now, and have had no issues with the plastic bayonet. This includes frequent outdoor use in all weather. I also own an FA 100-300mm tele zoom with a similar mount, about 8 years now, again, no problems.

My feeling is that if you drop a lens hard enough to break a composite bayonet mount, a metal-mounted lens would likely suffer damage also.  Perhaps not to the mount itself, it would probably transfer the impact to the optics. Not a great trade-off.

So, in normal use, the composite bayonet has caused me no problems and I haven't heard of any from other Pentax users.

Ron

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