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Pentax smc P-FA 35mm F2.0 AL Wide Angle Lens

Pentax smc P-FA 35mm F2.0 AL Wide Angle Lens
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18 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Pentax smc P-FA 35mm F2.0 AL Wide Angle Lens. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 85/100 and experts rate this product 100/100.

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Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

Two lenses our Readers ask after the most often are 50 mm and 35 mm primes. In fact every system offers such instruments as they count among classics - our equipment bag would look simply half empty without them.

small dimensions in relatively solid barrel ; excellent image quality in the frame centre, including the maximum relative aperture ; good image quality at the frame edge ; acceptable chromatic aberration ; slight distortion ; well-controlled...

Jul, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Knut Kampe (photozone.de)

Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2 AL

 

The Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2 and its clone, the Samsung D-Xenogon 35mm f/2 AL, are two ofthe few survivors from the full frame lens era in Pentax land. It isn't yet clear how long its story will go on but the Samsung variant is actually a fairly recently...

Consumer review by: Vedran (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

very good lens for everyday use

good sharpnes at f/2.8, excelent sharpnes at f/5.6, compact, great contrast

autofocus can be inconsistent and slow, sometimes lens delivers ugly bokeh

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Vedran (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

very good lens for everyday use

good sharpnes at f/2.8, excelent sharpnes at f/5.6, compact, great contrast

autofocus can be inconsistent and slow, sometimes lens delivers ugly bokeh

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: FotoPete (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

Great normal for the dSLR or wide for film cameras, the lens is sharp right from f2 and exhibits great colour. The petal hood also comes wtih the polarizer window! The bokeh as mentioned can be a little busy at times but all and all a solid staple to...

Sharp from wide open, great contrast, compact and light

Very pricey now, hard to find

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: FotoPete (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

Great normal for the dSLR or wide for film cameras, the lens is sharp right from f2 and exhibits great colour. The petal hood also comes wtih the polarizer window! The bokeh as mentioned can be a little busy at times but all and all a solid staple to...

Sharp from wide open, great contrast, compact and light

Very pricey now, hard to find

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: vrrattko (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

Great lens for a price, I use it as my standard lens on K20D. It produces very sharp images, resolution is at the highest at f4-f8. Another strong point of this lens is great colour reproduction and smc coating. Bokeh is not bad but not the best. The...

very sharp when stopped down, good resolution, great colours, price

chromatic aberation, slow autofocus

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: vrrattko (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

Great lens for a price, I use it as my standard lens on K20D. It produces very sharp images, resolution is at the highest at f4-f8. Another strong point of this lens is great colour reproduction and smc coating. Bokeh is not bad but not the best. The...

very sharp when stopped down, good resolution, great colours, price

chromatic aberation, slow autofocus

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: GPBurdell (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

This lens produces excellent quality images. If you like sharp rendering lenses, this is one for you. Mine produces fairly noticeably sharper images than my FA 50mm f/1.4, but I like the bokeh of the 50mm better.

Great image quality, very sharp

Can't think of any. Previous reviewer mentions build quality, but I have not used enough lenses to be able to tell a difference

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: GPBurdell (lenstip.com)

Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

This lens produces excellent quality images. If you like sharp rendering lenses, this is one for you. Mine produces fairly noticeably sharper images than my FA 50mm f/1.4, but I like the bokeh of the 50mm better.

Great image quality, very sharp

Can't think of any. Previous reviewer mentions build quality, but I have not used enough lenses to be able to tell a difference

Jul, 2010
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