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11-03-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Pentax F 35-135 quality level?

I shoot almost exclusively with "ancient" Pentax manual primes, K mount & M42. However, I have recently been on a path to collect a handful of high quality, low cost autofocus zooms for certain situations. Consequently, after careful consideration of all of the low cost options, I've acquired a Pentax DA 16-45 f:4, a Pentax SMC F 70-210 f:4-5.6, & a Pentax SMC F 35-70 f:3.5-4.5. Is the Pentax SMC F 35-135 f:3.5-4.5 in the same league optically as these other lenses? Besides the handful of testimonials in our own lens review database, there doesn't seem to be a wealth of information or discussion on this lens.

11-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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I had one and liked it alot . Focal length really worked for me as walk around lens but probably wouldn't be wide enough for some folks. IQ is right there with the 35-70 you mentioned. I only sold mine because it had a couple specs of dust inside that didn't really hurt the pictures but drove me nuts.

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