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Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens USA

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Product Highlights
  • Fast F2.4 Aperture
  • Lightweight Design
  • Lens Coated to Repel Dust, Water, Grease
  • Aspherical Lens for Best Image Quality
  • Equivalent to 52.5mm in 35mm Format
  • Designed for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

This versatile Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens is considered a standard, normal focal length lens for the Pentax DSLRs it was designed for, but it's a great lens to own, even if you only have one lens. This 35mm lens (equivalent to 52.5mm in 35mm format) is ideal for family photos, portraits, landscapes and a lot more. The fast f2.4 maximum aperture helps you get pictures even in low-light situations, and it provides high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness. An aspherical lens element helps to compensate for spherical aberration to maximize image quality, and PENTAX Super Protect (SP) coating helps repel dust, water, and grease--making the lens easier to clean.

Fast F2.4 maximum aperture for handheld photography in low lighting, and depth of field flexibility
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 52.5mm in the 35mm format
Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras
Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 44°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30.00 cm)
Magnification 0.17x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.8" (6.35 x 4.57 cm)
Weight 4.4 oz (125 g)
Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens
  • Front Lens Cap (49mm)
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Pentax35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 60 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (33)
    • Compact (28)
    • Improves picture quality (21)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)

    Cons

    • Weak casing (4)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (26)
    • Shooting outdoors (21)
    • Everyday (9)
    • Low light (8)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (16), Photo enthusiast (10), Enthusiast (8), Parent (7), Technically challenged (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Lens

    Before I buy, I research. After reading what seemed like a couple hundred reviews, I weighed the positives with the negatives. The positives won out. So I decided to make the purchase...Read complete review

    Before I buy, I research. After reading what seemed like a couple hundred reviews, I weighed the positives with the negatives. The positives won out. So I decided to make the purchase because the price was right. I figured that if the lens produced mediocre results on my K5, I would later invest in the more expensive 35mm.

    Well, I was quite impressed with the clarity and sharpness of the photos. I showed a few photos to friends and they were blown away. I haven't used the lens for portraits yet but I plan to.

    If you need a fixed lens that produces great photos, this lens will do the job. This lens, for the price and the ease of use, is one of the best in my opinion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad but with issues

    Got this lens for my K100D to use in place of Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX for light traveling, hiking, and ski trips. I do not mind plastic mount and overall design of...Read complete review

    Got this lens for my K100D to use in place of Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX for light traveling, hiking, and ski trips. I do not mind plastic mount and overall design of the lens. On the other hand it has strong chromatic aberrations and a serious backfocus in comparison to Sigma that required significant correction. It will work for intended purposes but I would not rely on it for demanding shooting.

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    4.0

    Great Value!

    By AT Hiker

    from Planet Earth

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

          Image quality vs cost is very strong on this lens. Could not resist adding to my collection due to holiday sale prices. Plastic mount is slight negative but I can over look the plastic mount and lacking lens hood for the image quality.

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          4.0

          Normal Lens for Street photographs.

          By Mr. A.S.

          from The Bronx, NY.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

            I use this lens in BW picture for cityscape, people or street photographs, and I like it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lightweight, sharp prime

            By nbriz

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

              Nice lightweight prime, sharp images, great in low light, pleasing bokeh.

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              5.0

              Value beyond Price

              By Brendan

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Getting Started
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                It's rare to find values like this lens these days. I spent hours researching which prime lenses I would order along with my K-5iis and K-50. After reading many reviews, I came across the DxO Mark ratings for best lenses for the K-5iis. The DA 50mm 1.8 is in the top 3. The 35mm DA L F2.4 is right up there too. Sold! Yes, they are noisy, and they have a plastic mounting ring, but they feel well made for what they are. The quality of the images they produce, are far and beyond the realm that their price conveys.

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                5.0

                Great affordable lens

                By Ivan

                from MD

                Verified Reviewer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                      Great for uotdoors and indoors

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good glass

                      By TreyOhFive

                      from Miami

                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                      Great booklet and sharper than the 50mm 1.8 from pentax

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                      5.0

                      Back to basics

                      By Pentax photog

                      from Texas

                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                      Great lens for the price. Optical quality is good. Carrying prime lenses now to cut down weight and on my k-5 this equals 52mm. Also carry pentax 50mmf1.8, 21mm and 15mm with less weight and space than my Sigma 17-70mm lens. Sacrificed weight for convenience, only downside to primes is having to change lenses. You zoom with your feet. This is a sharp lens and like many others I don't hesitate to recommend it.

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                      5.0

                      Call the police.

                      By Brandon14295

                      from Amarillo, TX

                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                      This lens is a steal. If you own any pentax dslr, this has to be in your cam bag if not mounted on your cam. $180 for superior sharp images and unbelieveable image quality? Heck yeah. I havent taken it off my k5ii since i got it. I feel like I should be throw in jail for owning such a jewel for mere pocket change.

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                      5.0

                      Nice lens for a Great Price

                      By Robert N

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good in low light
                      • Great picture quality

                      Cons

                      • None yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors

                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                      Used mostly for indoor family events. I bought it for the low light capability and am definitely pleased. It's size and weight make the camera much easier to handle for long periods of time, and not as obvious in a large group. The construction seems sturdy enough, so I'm not worried about the plastic mount.

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                      4.0

                      Good bang for the buck

                      By Treedo

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                          Very nice quality pictures with this lens. It feels low quality due to plastic but for the money does a terrific job.

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                          4.0

                          Deseptively amazing and cheap lens

                          By Adc

                          from NYC

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Plastic

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                          I read all the reviews before purchasing this lens. I wanted a 35mm lens but honestly didn't want to spend a lot of money since this was really going to be a walk around lens for those times I just needed to snap a couple of pictures.

                          I must say once I opened it up I still had my doubts, and started to use it and I must say it is a great addition to my collection of lenses.

                          The focus ring is easy to use. Which is great since the auto focus can be sluggish, and indoors I've found it hunting.

                          Make no doubt that this is a budget lens. The lack of a lens hood, the loud motor, and the plastic feel are all things I could do without, but the images it helps you produce are sharp, "bokehlicious", and very easy to use.

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                          4.0

                          Great "normal" lens

                          By EZ

                          from NJ

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors

                            Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                            Just got it together with my new K-5 II. Will be used mainly for candids around the house, and also for my two older kids (who have each a K-r) to learn how to "zoom-with-their-feet".

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                            5.0

                            Solid Lens for a great price

                            By Jeremy

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                              I've been looking for an all-around lens for my Pentax K-x without dropping a ton of cash. This was a perfect fit. I did a trip to NYC and my sister-in-law's wedding and took over a 1000 pix and couldn't be happier. Very versatile. I was worried about it being a plastic lens but it doesn't feel cheap at all and is very sturdy. For the price it's hard to beat and it made me excited to play with my camera again.

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                              5.0

                              A super sharp gem

                              By istvan

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast AF
                              • Price
                              • Sharpness
                              • Weight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lowlight
                                • Shooting Indoors

                                Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                It is small and light. I bought it to use indoor/low light situations, where my 50mm is too big. It does great job, definitely better indoor than the kit lenses.

                                Things that aren't so great? For that price: nothing.

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                                5.0

                                Outstanding Glass!!

                                By OPA

                                from West Palm Beach, Florida

                                About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Ca Control
                                • Color rendition
                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Flare resistance
                                • Focus Speed
                                • Improves Picture Quality
                                • Sharpness

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Go-to General Purpose
                                  • Harsh Light Conditions
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                  Most versatile and capable lens in my bag. It is used as the primary lens for my photography. Quite sharp at center, reasonably so to borders with a little softness barely noticable at the corners. Best characteristics are the flare resistance, color rendition, focus speed, and CA control - all outstanding for any lens, much less a budget model. It lacks features like quick-shift, metal construction, weather sealing, but I'll happily give those up for good glass. My only REAL concern is durability down the road. Will the plastic mount and contruction stand the test of time?

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                                  4.0

                                  Great general purpose lens

                                  By pony

                                  from Las Vegas, NV

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                      I bought this as a general walk around lens and it hasn't disappointed. It's surprisingly sharp, focuses quickly and is plenty fast at 2.4 (though, in a perfect world, I would have liked to seen this as a 1.8, but that might have raised the price.)

                                      The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that the build quality is lacking just a bit. The plastic is fine, strong enough, but it still feels cheap.

                                      Overall I would definitely recommend this lens.

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect starter lense

                                      By Steve

                                      from The Northwest

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Panoramic Filming
                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                        This lens was picked out for me by a friend who is a pro photographer. So far, the lense has put up awesome photos. It's super lightweight, small, and very intuitive to use. This is a great lens for hikes and long backpacking trips due to the size and weight. Highly recommend!

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                                        • Yes

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                                        4.0

                                        Best bang for the buck

                                        By Groovy

                                        from Quebec, Canada

                                        About Me Technically Challenged

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                            For this price you get a very sharp lens and fast lens that is 50mm equivalent on a full frame. The autofocus is fast and acurate the lens is light and is in solid plastic, it doesn't feel cheap. It doesn't come with a lens hood and the attachement is also made in plastic instead of metal, unless someone is very violent when putting the lens on the body I would'nt see it breaking soon.

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                                            4.0

                                            Great, affordable lens.

                                            By Parent with photogenic kid

                                            from Western Massachusetts

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                                  I wanted a decent prime lens at this focal length, and f2.4 is wide enough for me. If the depth of field is any shallower than this (as with the more expensive lenses), hitting the focus gets tricky. This one seems very sharp and quick to focus, but is a bit louder than I expected. For the money, it's hard to beat this lens.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Right for the money

                                                  By Simon

                                                  from San Francisco

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                                    Comments about Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL Lens:

                                                    Despite the light weight toy-like feel, this len works like a heavy weight. Focus is fast. Images are crispy sharp. I'm very happy with this cute little guy.

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