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06-18-2019, 08:03 AM   #16
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Agree the M35-70 is a stellar lens, but the A35-70/4 is no slouch, and offers a nice macro/close-focus ability. I have a Cosmicar variant which was quite inexpensive and a good performer. I also love the rendering of the little F35-70 - a nice choice if you can live with its limitations.
Cosmicar actually had a constant f4 version? I thought they only had the mediocre 3.5-4.5 version.

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Cosmicar actually had a constant f4 version? I thought they only had the mediocre 3.5-4.5 version.
Yes, and it looks nearly identical to its Pentax counterpart save for the name ring. It doesn't have SMC coatings - the markings say "MC" instead. I'm quite happy with my copy, purchased here on the PF Marketplace.

Some vibrant poison ivy seen a few years ago. Cosmicar A35-70/4 on *ist D:

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I got a used A 35-70 mm f/4 that gives really good results on my Pentax K5. I tried it with my K1 and found it not very impressive but it's really good on APSC. It cost next to nothing though.

That lens produces beautiful colors.

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