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SMC PENTAX-M ZOOM 1:3.5 24mm-35mm | M24~35/3.5

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SMC PENTAX-M ZOOM 1:3.5 24mm-35mm | M24~35/3.5

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115.00 USD

Item Location
St. Louis, MO (United States)

Item Description
Here is an unusual Pentax M Zoom that has intrigued me for street shooting with my MX, but which doesn't get much use any more. Optics are clean and clear, aperture is snappy and blades are clear of oil. Exterior has a small amount of brassing, as pictured. Overall this lens is in fine condition and would make a good shooter on an M camera or a KP

You don't see these very often - here's your chance.

Below copied from gofour3's commetnt in the Lens Review.

The M24-35/3.5 was released in late 1979 and is the one and only Pentax zoom in this focal range. The M24-35ís production run lasted six years and it was discontinued in 1986. The M24-35 also happens to be the smallest Pentax zoom, with a height of only 48mm.

Optics:
The optics are good but these older wide angle zooms do suffer from some distortion. Although I found the distortion to be less than with the M24-50/4 zoom. You do have to sacrifice some optical quality for convenience with these older zooms.

Focal length:
A short focal range of only 11mm, but on film 24mm-35mm covers the wide angle range nicely. This is a great street lens on film.

Build/Mechanics:
Good build and a very small size for a faster zoom. For me this is perfect for traveling when I only want to carry one wide angle lens. The M24-35 has a dedicated screw-on metal lens hood, with a 58mm filter thread. The zoom is a two touch design which makes the lens cumbersome to use, as you have three rings in a short space. (Aperture, zoom and focus) It would have been better as a one touch zoom and there would be less chance of turning the wrong ring when you are looking through the cameras viewfinder. The M24-35 does not have a DOF scale which is missed on a wide angle lens.

Speed:
F3.5 is pretty good speed for a 24-35mm lens, so no complaints here. This is also a constant aperture zoom, which I like much better than the variable ones.

Summary:
As a film only shooter Iíll use this zoom as my wide angle lens, when I want to travel light. Itís not as good optically as my K series primes in this focal range, but good enough when you want the convenience of only one lens. I would have given the M24-35 a 9 if it was less cumbersome to use and had a one touch zoom design.

Overall I rate the M24-35/3.5 an 8.5















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U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

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Returns accepted at seller's shipping expense if lens not as described and pictured. Notice of intent to return must be given within 14 days. Follow PayPal Rules otherwise - I ship only to the address registered in PayPal.


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Dust on edge of lens cap has been removed.


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This is a lens that has always intrigued me. Would be great on an ME.

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Lens is Sold. Leaving this open for ther buyer.

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