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

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chalootz297 Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: What exactly is the purpose of the DA 35mm F2.4?

Hello Vjk2

My reason for buying the DA 35mm f/2.4AL is that I wanted a quick-focusing, fast 35mm for low light/high ISO situations. But I didn't want to sacrifice sharpness and I.Q. at smaller apertures. In other words, good all-around performance at a (very) reasonable price.

The composite bayonet doesn't worry me, I've used an FA 100-300 for several years, in all conditions, with absolutely no problems.

Quick shift? What possible use would quick shift be on a 35mm non-macro prime? This lens has a total focus throw of 1/4 turn.

In the end it's not about numbers, opinions or comparisons. The quality of the photos, how it performs under various conditions and user satisfaction determine the value. The 'plastic fantastic' has met or exceeded my expectations in every way. YMMV.


K-7, DA 35mm. f/5.0, 1/40s, ISO 1600

K-7, DA 35mm. f/4.5, 1/40s, ISO 100

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