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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
alaAverage 4.8

11 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites.

On average, users rate this product 92/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

lack of a fully fledged manual focus ring,, unreliable autofocus.

If you look closely at the accomplishments of the tested lens’s optics, you can find that it is the best 2/35 class instrument tested by us. The differences between competitors aren’t big, though, and a Zeiss 2/35 test, which has been waiting in the...

Highly Recommended

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pentax smc FA 35 mm f/2 AL

 

If this lens would have the build quality of the FA31/1.8 Ltd it would be the perfect normal lens on the K20D.

Very good image quality wide open, near-perfect from f2. Compact

Build quality is very decent but could still be better. I hate plastic aperture rings

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