Budget High-Performance Pentax Lenses

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
britcam Senior Member • Posts: 2,457
Re: +1

cgarrard wrote:

fakuryu wrote:

GossCTP wrote:

I would think the DA 35 should be on that list as well.

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The DA 35 f2.4 attached to any Pentax DSLR body could be enough for everybody... it is an excellent lens too!

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There is no such thing a "Pro" level gear, just Pro level work.

It's a good lens, but not as bright or versatile as the 50mm (also the price is higher most of the time).


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The 35mm f.2.4 is a tremendous lens - lightweight build, and excellent optics. It is the equivalent of a 52mm standard lens in 35mm terms, so could be considered to be a standard lens on APS-c.

On the other hand a 50mm becomes a short telephoto (75mm equiv) so unless that's your preferred shooting style, the 35 is the better choice .... IMHO ...  OK a 50 is faster but with the Pentax high ISO ability that's not really a problem.

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