The Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.4. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 44 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.3m (0.98 ft.) and has a filter size of 49mm. The Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL lens weighs 124g (4.4 oz.) and it measures 63.0mm in diameter and 45.0mm long.
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Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL User Reviews
Excellent optics – plastic lens
“I’m both very pleased with this lens and a little disappointed. On the plus side, the lens produces beautiful photos. It’s sharp from f-2.4 on. It focuses very quickly and is very light. It’s the last point that leads into my disappointment. The lens is light because it’s built of plastic including the lens mount and filter threads. I find myself in the odd situation of wishing the lens cost more. Because it’s such a sharp lens and such a useful focal length, the APS equivalent of a 50mm, I’m sure that I’ll be using it a lot.” – by Michael McKee
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“The Pentax 35mm is a great lens that complements any standard zoom. The aperture is large enough to be advantageous. It offers at least a half stop over an f/2.8 zoom, and in reality probably closer to an f/stop given the fewer lens elements. The lens is bright at f/2.4, where most zoom lenses lose significant contrast wide open. Focus is fast and accurate (one of the faster lenses I have used), taking only a fraction of a second to lock in most cases, min to infinity to min is about 1 second or less. The lens has moderate to low distortion (-0.8% barrel) and minimal CA on the K-5, not much over 1 pixel at the corners. The lens is very good across the frame from f/2.4 to f/2.8 and excellent from f/4 to f/8. It really performs well optically.” – by E. J Tastad
Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Reviews
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Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Specifications
The smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL has a fast F2.4 maximum aperture for handheld photography in low lighting and depth of field flexibility. It is built with a highly lightweight design for improved comfort and portability. PENTAX Super Protect (SP) coating helps repel dust, water, and grease, making the lens easier to clean. An aspherical lens element helps to compensate for spherical aberration to maximize image quality. Equivalent to 53.5mm in the 35mm format. Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
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