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06-01-2011, 12:08 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
Don't know that I will get a better lens for $300?
Highly unlikely there is anything better than a DA40 for the money.

However if money is tight, there is this ... NEW PENTAX smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL LENS f/ K-5 K-r K-x K-7 | eBay ... which isn't a bad compromise.

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mmm I did see that on Ebay. Surely it can't be that good for that tiny price? I wouldn't expect to see any pixie disy on that lens!
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Here's a professional review ... Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.4 AL - Review / Lens Test

Here are a number of owner reviews ... Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 AL Reviews - DA Series Primes - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database
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I don't know for certain, but rumors have it that the DA35 f2.4 AL is the same optical formula as the 35 f2 AL, and I love that lens. If I didn't have it, I'd be all over this new 35, even if it is fantastic plastic On APS-c the 35mm is a great candid lens; a little tight for close-up head shots, but anything further away it works remarkably well.

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