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HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black)
 
5.0

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  • Easily interchangeable (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

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      5.0

      Smallest 100mm equivalent you will find

      By Kavootles

      from Iowa City, Ia

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

        Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black):

        I have a collection of old pentax lens and cameras. I just got an mx-s on [*]. I have a K20 from a few years ago. I have a spotmatic with the 50mm takumar. Today that lens would cost $1200. I shot pentax for years before selling it all and going for canon autofocus. After a while I started buying it back. Lately I have acquired some L glass and a canon 6d. I am telling you all this to put my remarks and rating into perspective. The 70mm da is the smallest portrait lens you will find. I also have a green ring 40mm da. I don't like the sound of them. I don't like the focus rings. It's probably why I have collected maybe 20 manual focus pentax lenses. With the canon 6d and the 50mm L or the 135mm L I can shoot in the dark and the out of focus! It gives me goose bumps. But, but.. when you look at the pictures that the da produces.. its that old pentax magic. Portraits, portraits, and travel portraits! In travel portraits, you don't actually want the background out of focus. If you were going to do that .. f1.2 you could take the photos in a parking lot at home. Anyway, the da are just something I can't avoid. I know, I know.. I ought to pick up a newer camera to make them shine. I'll probably get there.

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        5.0

        Portrait Lens and Short Tele

        By Waterfall

        from Minnesota, north of 47th Parallel

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Black):

          This is a new lens and I have shot fewer than 100 images, all inside with available light and varying ISO. Portraits of my cats are great. No people portraits available due to lack of model releases at this time. Lens has typical great Pentax Limited build quality and fast AF. The lens itself is a beautiful piece of machinery. Built-in sliding hood works well. Lens cap is not an issue and does not fall off unless you put it over the hood and then push the hood back into the barrel.

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          5.0

          Stunning lens

          By John PadaWan

          from Boston, MA

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          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • F24 Constant
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Portrait
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about HD Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Lens (Silver):

          This lens is incredible. Mounted on a K-3, this lens is a killer, I used it mainly for portrait and close-up. At f/2.4 or even 2.8, the bokeh is wonderful and the details great. It is well build for a DA (actually a new HD DA type in Ricoh/Pentax arsenal). The only thing that can discourage people for buying this lens is this price. It is not a telezoom, not a SDM and not tropicalized but opens at f/2.4 constantly (very bright), slim for a 70mm and sold with a very discret hood (I really like it because very efficient). The only thing that decided me is the pictures taken with this lens. Once you see them, you want the lens. You won't regret it.

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