Useful normal prime.

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Isherwood
Isherwood New Member • Posts: 12
Useful normal prime.

I get on very well with this lens. It isn't technically perfect as it shows significant corner softness wide open, but this has never been a problem in real life. Colours, saturation, bokeh & flare-resistance are all fine for my needs & it is a nice size. Once I stop looking at the numbers & start taking pictures it just works really well for me. The only negative is that it doesn't have a slip clutch in the focus gear train & this needs to be bourn in mind when turning the focus ring to avoid damaging the gear train in the Pentax body. I bought it new & think it was pretty good value.

 Isherwood's gear list:Isherwood's gear list
Pentax K-5 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 Limited +14 more
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
Prime lens • Canon EF-S, Four Thirds, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Announced: Feb 14, 2005
Isherwood's score
4.5
Average community score
4.2
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