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10-27-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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Da 35/2.8 macro limited

Just recently decided to dedicated on DA lenses and forget about FF… After viewing several sample photos from K20D I conclude that this body is more than adequate for what I want to do with a camera. Moreover, Pentax offers a wide range of DA lenses to pick the right ones for you so there were no doubts that this is the right system for me. Anyways, one of the lenses I got is DA 35/2.8 Macro Ltd. I thought that that lens would make an excellent all around lens with the additional macro capability. Here are the first results:











I have to say that the lens almost never gets off my K20D...


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10-27-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Very cool I'm very happy with my DA40 and just ordered the 21 and 70. Someday when I have a lot of money I'll get a 35 myself.
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Good shots!!

Since I bought my DA35 F2.8 Macro it is rarely off my camera. It is a great lens.
10-27-2008, 02:36 AM   #4
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Nice photos. The Da 35 is my next purchase and positive posts like these only confirm my decision. Look forward to seeing more photos from this lens

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You now make me tempted to get this macro too. Wow, what a great series of artistic shots.
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Cheese Cake... Yum

The image of the boy and cake is really special.

It takes a conscious effort on my part to swap out the DA 35 Ltd for something else when I reach for my camera. I always have to think twice, or more, before I go. It's a super lens. You will love the DA 35 Ltd.
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Thank you all for your comments,

Mind that my copy of the lens is so sharp that I had to soften the 4th photo a bit....
10-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by celetron Quote
Thank you all for your comments,

Mind that my copy of the lens is so sharp that I had to soften the 4th photo a bit....
This is quite normal, since DA 35 is not the portrait lens.

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Sad thing about buying a 35 macro ltd as your first lens, you will never be satifyed with another lens !!! Got the 50-135 on friday, And I like it, dont get me wrong, But I miss all THAT that the 35 is.

Should have bought a crap lens first like the kit lens than uppgraded my way to the 35, but no, im stupid, first dslr and I buy the most awesome lens there is as my first lens. When Will I ever be happy again
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Once I can afford to get the 35 I might not use the 40 anymore haha. But wait I think I'll use the 40 on the K-m everywhere hehe.
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No PP sharpening, DA 35 Macro ltd, 100% crop
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QuoteOriginally posted by celetron Quote
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Christos,
great shots, I need to use my DA35 more as normal lens. Till now I used it mainly as macro.


Pentax K20D ,Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited
1/50s f/6.3 at 35.0mm iso160
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Lovely images again.
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Note to self: Avoid this thread before LBA kicks in.....again!

It took all that I had to not buy this lens (which I really don't need) and spend more $$$ on the DA12-24 (which I do need). Not that need has anything to do with it....
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