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04-20-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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Pentax M 24-35mm zoom

I just bought a very nice 24-35mm for use on my MX. How rare is this lens and how good is it? Anyone using it?

05-16-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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Funny, I also just bought one. I compared the 2/35, 2.8/35 and 3.5/24-35 on my K-x (all three are M-lenses), but got the focus slightly off on the first two (manual focus on the APS-C sensor is something I still need to learn, focus was slightly before the subject, and with 2.0 or 2.8 there's hardly DOF). The zoom however surely held itself up quite nicely, and I expect it will do that when I repeat the test more precisely.

By far the nicest picture came out of the 645-A on a 645 to K-adapter, though. Being new to digital, I compared the kit lens on 35mm too. It was very sharp but the picture did not appeal to me.

Might sell a couple of them, I'd rather settle on a single option and not doubt about the lenses I'll take with me. One for the 645 and one for the K-x should do! Although the 24mm option of the zoom is nice—I did read about some distortion in the lens review database but haven't yet tried to check that myself.

Last edited by Smolk; 05-22-2010 at 08:06 AM.

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