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07-10-2014, 10:36 PM   #2026
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Does anybody have the HD DA 35mm 2.8 Macro Limited and how is it for portraits? Any samples? I am getting a k-3 kit and maybe ill pick up this lens as well.

07-11-2014, 01:01 AM   #2027
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaaspparas Quote
Any samples?
It's probably worth a trawl through these links:
HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro Reviews - DA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Review - Introduction - In-Depth Reviews
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/130-lens-sample-photo-archive/153168-pent...o-samples.html
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Yea I have seen them all. There are not many samples particularly portraits :/.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaaspparas Quote
Yea I have seen them all.
OK, how about this:
Photoble Uploader for PENTAX
or this:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=PENTAX%20DA35mm%20Macro%20Limited&sort=relevance

But you are right - it does not seem a popular lens for portaiture. Wrong focal length, perhaps too sharp. .

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Garden at Sunset (actually after sunset).

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Some action shot I took recently with K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaaspparas Quote
Does anybody have the HD DA 35mm 2.8 Macro Limited and how is it for portraits? Any samples? I am getting a k-3 kit and maybe ill pick up this lens as well.
I have the 35 Limited (actually listed For Sale) and find it good for portraits. Here is a snap I shot at a wedding with the 35 Limited, at F2.8.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
OK, how about this:
Photoble Uploader for PENTAX
or this:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=PENTAX%20DA35mm%20Macro%20Limited&sort=relevance

But you are right - it does not seem a popular lens for portaiture. Wrong focal length, perhaps too sharp. .
I'd say that a lens can never be too sharp, but this time I kind of agree with you. Not because it is too sharp but because it is maybe too slow. The focal length is ok I think (~50mm equivalent was actually a standard for portraits).

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QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
I have the 35 Limited (actually listed For Sale) and find it good for portraits. Here is a snap I shot at a wedding with the 35 Limited, at F2.8.
Just what I was talking about! Great image, I like it.
But why are you going to sell it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kaaspparas Quote
I'd say that a lens can never be too sharp, but this time I kind of agree with you. Not because it is too sharp but because it is maybe too slow. The focal length is ok I think (~50mm equivalent was actually a standard for portraits).

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Just what I was talking about! Great image, I like it.
But why are you going to sell it?
Thanks for the kind words. I used the DA35 a ton at that wedding.

I recently bought the FA31 Ltd and it does not want to come off my camera! The 35 is a nice Macro option, but I don't really shoot that style, so the 35 has become a redundant second fiddle in the orchestra. I always thought the DA35 Ltd has great color and sharpness, but the FA31 is a bit wider, sharper and faster, and more congenial to my shooting style. I thought about keeping the DA35 but realized it just won't come out of my bag very much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
Thanks for the kind words. I used the DA35 a ton at that wedding. &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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I recently bought the FA31 Ltd and it does not want to come off my camera! The 35 is a nice Macro option, but I don't really shoot that style, so the 35 has become a redundant second fiddle in the orchestra. I always thought the DA35 Ltd has great color and sharpness, but the FA31 is a bit wider, sharper and faster, and more congenial to my shooting style. I thought about keeping the DA35 but realized it just won't come out of my bag very much.
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OK, now i understand... I really want an even wider lens like fujifilm xf 23mm 1.4. That lens is just gorgeous but pentax doesnt have something like that. It is a real 35mm equivalent on 35mm format.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaaspparas Quote
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OK, now i understand... I really want an even wider lens like fujifilm xf 23mm 1.4. That lens is just gorgeous but pentax doesnt have something like that. It is a real 35mm equivalent on 35mm format.
The DA21mm Ltd is a wonderful lens on my K3. Check it out.
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These shots were originally posted in the thread about B&H Orders of Sigma 18-35 F1.8.
Sigma 18-35 F1.8 at 35 mm F7.1
Sigma 18-35 F1.8 at 26 mm F2.8

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Speaking about DA 35 limited, I also find a very suitable lens for portraits (more so than for macro shooting). I posted one of my shots in this thread (last page): https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/138-pentax-k-01/178409-add-your-best-k-01-photos-here-182.html
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All shot using only natural light and the Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens






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All shot using only natural light and the Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens





Wonderful shots. Did you use a reflector?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
Wonderful shots. Did you use a reflector?
no reflector. just the sun behind her
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