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01-29-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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FA35mm f2 vs. A35mm f2

I know there is a different optical formula, but which is better...?

FA35mm: FA 35/2 AL

A35mm: A 35/2

I find it very hard to find any facs on the A35mm....... Any one got images taken with the A35mm..:?

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There are probably very few people that have owned or used both. I have the FA 35/2 and am happy with it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sila Quote
I know there is a different optical formula, but which is better...?

FA35mm: FA 35/2 AL

A35mm: A 35/2

I find it very hard to find any facs on the A35mm....... Any one got images taken with the A35mm..:?
The A version is optically the same as the M. I know I have some photos taken with the M but I didn't keep close track of exactly which lens I was using at the time. These two pages from the same site convinced me to sell my Pentax-M and Takumar 35mm f2 to purchase the FA version.

http://www.takinami.com/yoshihiko/photo/lens_test/pentax_35.html

FA35/2AL vs. K35/2

Just on sharpness, the FA seems way better than not only the other f2 versions, and equal to the well-regarded f3.5 versions. Price was also a consideration. Prices for the A version can get close to the new FA price.

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Thank for the info.....

I was looking at one at fleebay but it got to expensive for my taste.....
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