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03-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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The DA 40 XS is one of my sharpest lens with the DA 70, but it may be too close to 50mm for OP taste.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iNicole Quote
What's a very sharp cheap modern lens? (All brands, not just pentax )
And what's a very sharp VINTAGE lens? (preferably m42 mount, but doesn't matter)

I'm planning to buy a lens for vacation purposes, and I won't be needing a very fast lens or a lens with shallow dof.
Preferably wide-angle, but 35mm could be okay! I already have a 50mm, so I don't want a second one.
I just need one that's very very sharp! Any recommendations?

As I'm mostly taking pictures on vacation, autofocus could be necessary, but if I can get an incredibly cheap vintage lens, then I would rather save some $$.
The SMC 35/3.5 is hard to beat. (K 35/3.5 is the same.)
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Another vote for the DA 35 2.4. Great lens cheap every owner seems to like it a lot.


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