Pentax Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA  AL Autofocus Lens

Pentax Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA AL Autofocus Lens

Pentax Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA AL Autofocus Lens

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The Pentax smc P-FA 35mm F2.0 AL is a semiwideangle lens with much of the normal lens perspective but a larger viewing angle. This lens has internal floating elements for optimal results throughout the focus range. Bright, light and sharp.

UPC: 027075046351
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Pentax Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA AL Autofocus Lens
  • 49mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap (B) for Bayonet Mount Lenses
  • PH-RB49 Lens Hood (49mm)
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax 35mm f/2.0 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 3.8 x 3.8"

    Pentax 35mm f/2.0 reviews

    Wide Angle 35mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA AL Autofocus Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The new 50mm lens for the K20D I just added this lens to the K20D as I like the 50mm coverage on an Aps sensor, Very sharp right across the frame and low distortions and doesn't have Ca's like most older Pentax lenses. The AF is Fast and the lens was very accurate, the only down side I can see is the 6 blade aperture rings does have a slightly harsh bokeh and it's not SDM super quiet, it does make a bit of noise. I would recommend this lens over the 50mm F1.4 FA as it has better sharpness across the frame, I think in it's focal length only the new 31mm LTD is better but thats 3x the price for only better bokeh, save the money get this lens and buy a 70mm LTD with it :XD
    Date published: 2008-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, sharp, compact, fast focusing I doubted about getting it, since I already had this focal range covered by 2 quality zooms and very sharp Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9. So far no regrets. True to life colors even under grey light (heavy clouds, late evening) with K-5 or K-x. Good for candids - doesn't stick out and focuses on the spot. I generally hate Pentax/Tamron/Sigma snap-on hoods that tend to pop off at the most inapproprite moments. Finally Pentax got it right, this on clicks and stays! Unfortunately the lens cap is traditional, not pinch-in and hard to use with the hood attached. I don't find bokeh terrible as many others. One can't expect an eerie bokeh of 50mm f/1.4 from such sharp lens, at least in this price range and size!
    Date published: 2011-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sharp right outta' the box @ f/2. Razor sharp stopped down a bit, colors are simply lovely. Focus is just plain fast and accurate.I wanted the 31mm Limited lens, but it's easily 2 to 3 times the price, depending where you look. Me? I have to look in my wallet! I have ZERO regrets about this lens as an alternative. It took a while to find this lens at a sensible price. Even B&H couldn't tell me exactly when they'd have it. My advice? BUY IT NOW.
    Date published: 2013-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect all around for the money My first pentax lens was a SMCP-FA 1.4 50mm, I love everything about that lens but needed a wider coverage as a walk around. This 35MM is the answer to that. The IQ is excellent, focus is fast and accurate; just as good as my beloved fifty but wider angle coverage. This is the perfect prime to start with specially for the cropped sensor of my K-5 iis . Would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2013-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money I considered the DA 35mm 2.4. However, after doing some research, which included reading reviews at Stan's Pentax Photography Site and, I opted to purchase the FA 35mm 2. Good build quality, hood and small case included. Produces very sharp and contrasty images. Fast AF on the Pentax K-5. Lightweight, a great lens for street photography.
    Date published: 2013-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! It's my first prime lens and as I keep learning to use it, the images get better and better. I love the initial ease of use and flexibility in helping me learn how to become a better photographer it's making me. I readily am glad I went with the 35mm than 50mm to capture my walkabout and street photography. If I need to get closer, I step up and great shots.
    Date published: 2013-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best lenses I've ever seen This is my main take anywhere lens for several years. The lens is compact and light-weight. The build quality may be not as good as with Limited series lenses, but still very solid - that statement is proven by 4 years of extensive use on bicycle trips. The lens has no internal AF motor, so AF speed and accuracy strongly depend on the camera body capabilities. With the recent cameras (K20D and K200D) everything seems good at my taste - there are no miracles, but there is nothing to complain about. Optical performance is outstanding - IMHO it beats much more ambitious and expensive lenses and seems absolutely unbelievable in this price category. It is fast, so it is suitable for indoors and dim light photography. It is already very sharp across entire field at F2, so you can use entire aperture range without worrying about the picture quality. At F2.8+ (I believe) the lens is capable to deliver more fine details than the camera's sensor can reproduce. In other aspects (color, contrast, flare, distortions, CA) the lens is also beyond serious criticism. Bokeh is very smooth, which is pretty unusual for inexpensive AL lens with 6 aperture blades. There are some lenses which perform better in some specific areas (e.g. pancakes may appear a little bit flare-prone, while specialized portrait lenses may produce slightly nicer bokeh), but this lens appears the most versatile with minimal (if any) compromises. It is almost permanently installed on my camera being rarely replaced with 21 Lim or 70 Lim when I need essentially different focal length. Only visible disadvantage of this lens is its old AF system design: quick manual focus correction is unavailable in AF mode (you need to switch to MF in this case). That may make sense for those who frequently switches between AF and MF.
    Date published: 2008-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best image quality for the money It's been a couple of years since I bought this from ... but I still think it deserves the time to write a couple of lines. Its top performance is in image quality: resolution wise clearly outperforms the 10 Mpixels sensor of K10D between f/3.5 and f/9. Wide open and at f/2.8 it is very good already, with consistent resolution edge to edge, significantly better than FA 50/1.4 at f/2-2.8. There is almost no hint of chromatic aberrations, certainly none at the optimal apertures. Bokeh is fluid, as for flare - the SMC lives up to expectations: I hardly remember one or two instances where the hood was actually needed. Resulting images have excellent contrast and saturation out of the box, requiring virtually no post processing. I have also exposed a couple dozen rolls of Provia through this lens and I must tell its image qualities extend over the full frame. Construction is very solid for a non-limited, non-star lens, with tight tolerances and no wobble. Autofocus is resonably fast, snappier than with FA 50/1.4. Given the very useful focal length both on film and APS sized digitals, the light weight and the very reasonable price tag - this must be the real gem of current Pentax line. Hopefully it will be kept in production for time to come.
    Date published: 2008-03-06
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    Pentax 35mm f/2.0 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Pentax K-1
    • Pentax K-1 II
    • Pentax K-3 II
    • Pentax K-70
    • Pentax K-S2
    • Pentax KP
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