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02-02-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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da 35 marco limited

Hello again.

Can u guys tell me how is the 35 macro limited as a all day use (portreture, landscape, event lens)?

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PS: i had a copy of DA 35 2.4 AL thet was very bad and it has been returend to the store.
Sory for my english.

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Reviews says that the lens is awesome. That is all I can tell you. So sorry that you had a bad copy of the 35mm F2.4. Mind if I ask what was the problem with it?

Um. The Plastic Wonder thread goes in depth of the 35mm lenses I suggest that you can start there to find out how it is seen by people.
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The da 35/2.4 is based on the fa 35/2, so therefore it's an excellent general-purpose wide-angle.

You'll be able to expect a bit more iq from the macro though, especially at closer distances, but in all honesty, they're probably about the same at a distance.
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For some, it may be the only lens they'll need and it may never come off their bodies.

It is a very versatile lens able to go 1:1 Macro to beautiful landscape. However, certain situations just doesn't work such as a sporting event where fast AF is essential. is the primary goal is to take photos one at a time, then this len is a home run.

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Pretty short for portraits, maybe not wide enough for a majority of landscapes.
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a know quite a few photographers who prefer around 24/28mm-35mm range for landscapes, some even swear by the 50mm or the 85mm as great landscape lens, it really depends on the perspective. of course it would not capture as wide as say a DA 15, but on its own, I feel it does an admirable job.

And in term of street photography, i think the only modern pentax lens that can match it are the FA 31mm, DA 21mm and DA 40mm, depending again on the user's perspective. I think the DA 40mm trumps it in my opinion, I just prefer the quicker AF speed in a crowded street vs. macro close up in those situations.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Pretty short for portraits, maybe not wide enough for a majority of landscapes.
It's certainly a compromise lens, but that does make it pretty versatile as a "I can do most things well enough" lens. Its AF is annoying, especially when it starts to hunt, because the focus throw is so long (given the close focus capabilities). But it's a nice lens.

I used it exclusively for 6 months while hiking the Appalachian Trail, so you might expect quality at this level (or better, as I've seen from some others on these forums):
a bunch of photos with the DA 35/2.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
I used it exclusively for 6 months while hiking the Appalachian Trail, so you might expect quality at this level (or better, as I've seen from some others on these forums):
a bunch of photos with the DA 35/2.8
I just took a quick look at your shots and I couldn't think of case for the DA35 Limited as a great all around lens. I love mine and its going back on my new K5 right now!

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All of your photos are great. You have shown that a good photographer can use a single lens for a great variety of subjects. Show us more.
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I just got a copy of the da 35 macro about two weeks ago, and I'm really liking it as an all purpose lens with the added bonus of not having a practical limit on how close you can get to an object. I haven't found the long focus range to be big problem in practice, the quick shift takes care of that. I guess it could be different if I was used to using a k-5 with an SDM lens, but the 35 almost always focuses quickly enough for me. I like 35mm a lot for a "general purpose" focal length, and it hasn't been off my k-x much since I got it.

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