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09-12-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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M24-35 / 3.5

Come across a nice copy of M24-35. It is nicely built.
However, if I already have the K24/2.8, does it sounds silly to get this little zoom?
Any thoughts?

09-12-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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Depends on whether you can afford it for a test run or not? Then simply sell the one you no longer need for minimal loss.
09-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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I have both lenses. The M24-35 zoom is nice little lens and is fast enough, but its optics are not as good as the K24/2.8 or any other Pentax K series prime in this focal range.

The M24-35 is still worth getting if you like the flexability of a wide angle zoom. Read the reviews of this lens in the forum for more comments.

Phil

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09-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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I also have both lenses. When I was shooting film, I used to love to carry my 24-35 as part of a compact walk-around kit. But on APS-C, it's become a range that doesn't really suit my shooting style so I tend to carry my 24 more, simply because it's sharper and faster. The 24-35 is a solidly built little lens, though, and I was always very happy with its performance.

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Thanks for the reply, good to see someone having both~
The zoom lens although doesn't match the prime on IQ, as expected, how bad is it compare to the prime.
Is distortion ready that bad as claimed by the forum post, how is it compare to the distortion on K24?
Many thanks on the info, since it's not "that" cheap when including shipment and handling.
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The IQ on the M24-35 is pretty good, but there is some distortion in the corners/sides.
Also I'm using both lenses on film only, so the angle of view will be different than on digital.
I can post a pic I took of a wall with the zoom if you wish, that shows the distortion.

Let me know,

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The IQ on the M24-35 is pretty good, but there is some distortion in the corners/sides.
Also I'm using both lenses on film only, so the angle of view will be different than on digital.
I can post a pic I took of a wall with the zoom if you wish, that shows the distortion.

Let me know,

Phil
That would be great, thanks Phil
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QuoteOriginally posted by boscoay Quote
That would be great, thanks Phil
Crap my apologies I checked my photo notes and the wall distortion shot I was going to post is from my M24-50 and not the M24-35.

This other one however "really" is from my M24-35 and shows some distortion on the right side:



This wall shot is from the K24/2.8 and it's ok.



Both are film shots and scanned images.

Phil.


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09-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #9
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Thanks a lot Phil, there isn't much sample on this zoom online.
Do see some distortion, ~2-3%? but seems better than the wall post of your M 24-50 post earlier.
And ya, K24/2.8 is better. Btw, was that shoot at 24? distortion gets any better on 35 side?
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I think the shot was around 24mm and yes distortion is less near 35mm.

Phil.
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