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08-27-2019, 01:39 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
I almost cant live without a 35mm lens in my bag. Don't care if its a DA 35mm limited Macro or a SMC-A or SMC-K...even a Takumar is welcome. The 35mm lenses are a bit scarce compared to the 50's and 28's.....but I don't know why.
Personally when I shoot film I'd rather have a 24 or 28 to compliment the 50. The 35 just really doesn't fit all too well when I'm shooting. On APS-C I just prefer 40.

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I'd rather have a 28 as well, but I went with the 35 as an option to a 50. It's either 20/35/85 or 20/50/85. The first seems more of a compromise, the second seems more targeted for specific scenes or situations. The third option is a 20/28-70/85 if the added bulk of a zoom is acceptable. Jury is still out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pres589 Quote
I'd rather have a 28 as well, but I went with the 35 as an option to a 50. It's either 20/35/85 or 20/50/85. The first seems more of a compromise, the second seems more targeted for specific scenes or situations. The third option is a 20/28-70/85 if the added bulk of a zoom is acceptable. Jury is still out.
If I had the cash at some point to get some extra lenses my ideal "compromise" setup would probably be 24/50/135. I find on film I don't need too many FLs to get what I want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I have an old M42 version that I like very much.

That said, Iím more likely to get a FA than an A if I upgrade it...

-Eric
I really like the FA. It is quite a bit sharper than previous lenses at wider apertures. I had the Pentax-M 35/2 which has the same optical formula as the A version. It's not bad but I took two quick comparison shots and immediately listed the M for sale. Plus the FA has a nice reversible hood. The only dislike was back when they finally stopped making them, prices shot up to $450. There's an FA for sale in the marketplace now for $170, IMO a steal.

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SMC Pentax -M and -A 35/2.8 lenses are notorious for developing a sticky diaphragm, which even when properly serviced will recur.

The 35mm f/2.0 versions are desirable for a brighter SLR viewfinder image.
I saw no difference between my SMC Pentax-A 35/2 and -M lenses.
The K version is somewhat better.

The SMC Pentax (K) 35/3.5 lens image quality is best.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
Personally when I shoot film I'd rather have a 24 or 28 to compliment the 50.
I used to feel that way as well, though my attitude has moderated based on experience with that focal length with my rangefinder cameras. No, it is not useful for "wide angle effect", but is just wide enough when things are too close to frame well at 50mm, but not so wide that one gets volumetric distortion. I have grown quite fond of the focal length.


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50mm FOV is the world as seen by a Cyclops;
35mm FOV is the world as seen with binocular vision.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
Thanks. I was kinda hoping to keep it under the Radar so to speak. I know that sounds funny posting it on a Public Forum , so that's why I said PM me for the link.
I think I've missed something here... Why on earth would you start a whole thread about a lens sale that you wanted to 'keep under the radar'?

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I think I've missed something here... Why on earth would you start a whole thread about a lens sale that you wanted to 'keep under the radar'?
Because I could...lol.
I wanted someone on PF to get it as many don't scour Goodwill like I do. Posted 3 hours before it ended.
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