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10-10-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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[SOLD] K's: 24 f/3.5 , 35 f/3.5, 135 f/3.5, trade for 16-45

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K's: 24 f/3.5 , 35 f/3.5, 135 f/3.5, trade for 16-45

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I seem to have left myself without a wide angle lens in Pentax mount. I fully realized this the other day when I wanted to shoot some architecture for a city photography project, and found that I'd have to use my kid-shooter (D90 + Tammy 17-50.)

I want wide angle for my K20D. Thought the following might be tasty to someone:

SMC-K 24 f/3.5 + SMC-K 35 f/3.5 + SMC-K 135 f/3.5 for your DA 16-45 f/4, straight up.

Three excellent and somewhat hard to find K-series primes. Kinda like Limiteds from the pre-Limited days - the 35 is known as one of Pentax's sharpest lenses, and the 24 is a superb widish walkabout in a small package. The 135 on DX gives you a sharp, easy to focus precision 200mm equiv telephoto in a small optic.

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10-10-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Shots!

K 24 f/3.5:








K 35 f/3.5:




Crop:





Crop:






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I'll upload shots taken from the K 135 tomorrow, as well as shots of each lens.
(they're in excellent shape.)




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Did you PP those crops of the 24mm? That is some of the most painfully sharp images I've ever seen a lens produce.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wallyb Quote
Did you PP those crops of the 24mm? That is some of the most painfully sharp images I've ever seen a lens produce.
That's in-camera sharpening on the jpegs (bright mode, fine sharpening +2)

Hopefully you mean painfully good

I'm pretty sure that was F8, so, yeah, a Pentax K prime as good as the 24 is going to make your eyes bleed in that situation.

The indoor stairwell shots were either f/3.5 (wide-open) or stopped down one from that.

That K 35 is even sharper than the 24.

And wait 'til you see the 135 shots....


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10-10-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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Somebody sell me a 16-45 stat!

oh I want the 35mm and I only have two good 35mm's now, so...




P.S. that K35 may be sharper than my Vivi 28 close focus... or should I say your 28
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
That's in-camera sharpening on the jpegs (bright mode, fine sharpening +2)

Hopefully you mean painfully good

I'm pretty sure that was F8, so, yeah, a Pentax K prime as good as the 24 is going to make your eyes bleed in that situation.

The indoor stairwell shots were either f/3.5 (wide-open) or stopped down one from that.

That K 35 is even sharper than the 24.

And wait 'til you see the 135 shots....


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Yes, I absolutely mean painfully good. It's stunning, really. Best of luck!
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Potential trade with Frank in progress!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote



P.S. that K35 may be sharper than my Vivi 28 close focus... or should I say your 28
That would make for a great shootout, although I'm pretty sure the verdict would be "too close to call."

BTW, you should throw that Viv on more! (I should talk tho)
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Yes, I absolutely mean painfully good. It's stunning, really. Best of luck!
Thanks, but were you looking at the 24 or 35 shots? The crops are from the K 35 (see where the lens label changes in the photos.)

The 24 is exceptionally sharp at f5.6 & f8, but the K 35 is one of Pentax's sharpest lenses, and probably is sharper overall than the DA 35ltd macro.

The 24 just gives the most pleasing results on walkabouts. I have a S-M-C Tak 24 3.5, which is why I feel like I can let it go. I also have an SMC Tak 35 3.5, as well as the DA 35ltd, so the K 35 can go.

Of course, in a couple months I'll probably lose my resolve and scour ebay unti I find replacements. Thats the usual pattern.


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Awesome lens that K-35/f3.5!
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You guys made me want to have the 35/3.5 lens tomorrow. Or better yet, right away
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Thanks, but were you looking at the 24 or 35 shots? The crops are from the K 35 (see where the lens label changes in the photos.)

The 24 is exceptionally sharp at f5.6 & f8, but the K 35 is one of Pentax's sharpest lenses, and probably is sharper overall than the DA 35ltd macro.

The 24 just gives the most pleasing results on walkabouts. I have a S-M-C Tak 24 3.5, which is why I feel like I can let it go. I also have an SMC Tak 35 3.5, as well as the DA 35ltd, so the K 35 can go.

Of course, in a couple months I'll probably lose my resolve and scour ebay unti I find replacements. Thats the usual pattern.


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My mistake, I was looking at the 35/3.5 shots
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Ha, I am looking for a K 35mm 3.5, too bad I don't have a 16-45mm.
Are all the 35mm f3.5 similar in performance ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by davidvcd Quote
Ha, I am looking for a K 35mm 3.5, too bad I don't have a 16-45mm.
Are all the 35mm f3.5 similar in performance ?
The K35/3.5 is a special lens.

It is said the SMC Tak 3.5 is the same optical formula, and I have owned both, but I would swear the K version is sharper than the SMC and the colors are sublime.

If for some reason I could keep only one lens . . .

In fact, I own all three of these lenses and I'd have to be hard-pressed before I could do what Jay is doing.
 

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