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Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
Macro prime lens | Pentax KAF

One of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. Great colors, super versatile, no distortion that I can see, no CR, beautiful rendering, top-notch build quality. Has a nice heft to it--similar to my old K-mount 50mm f1.4. Its only drawback is occasional focus hunting/racking in low light on my K-5. Other than that, it's a great "standard" prime lens.

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It is an excellent macro lens, close to 50 mm (35mm equivalent). Sharp, sharp, sharp. Colors are great, distortions are minimal, some chromatic aberrations (mostly wide open). "Limited" build quality - this is Pentax stronghold. Fine craft, beautiful finished - the beauty does not come cheap. Nor it should! I hoped to be also a suitable all around lens - 50 equivalent - but it isn't. Clearly optimized for macro and close-focus, subjects at greater distances - 10 meters and beyond are not ...

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