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Pentax 35-70/2.8 AF for ME-F at DAG
Posted By: ChrisPlatt, 02-26-2018, 10:38 AM

In case anyone is looking for the matching lens for their Pentax ME-F body
Leica specialist repairer Don Goldberg currently has one listed for sale:

https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p311/Pentax_SMC_AF_Zoom_2.8%2F_35-70mm_lens.html

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It's been sold. And not to me
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I tried to post when I grabbed it, to save people looking, but I had trouble with logging in...

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So this is one weird lens.
Focus speed on the ME-F is hilariously bad; whenever I hear people talk about 'poor Pentax autofocus performance', I'll assume they're talking about this combo...

That said, it works as advertised on the ME-F, and it was a good, clean example (so many of the ones I've seen have bad battery corrosion).

On the K1, it's a very strange beast.
The push-pull would probably be fine if it were a one-touch zoom, but the focus ring (not really any worse than the F35-70) is pretty small.
Minimum focus distance is horrible, though the Raynox closeup lenses work...
The worst ergonomic aspect is how hard it is to adjust the aperture.

Still, it is a very nice lens. Sharp, good color, and you have to try hard to get it to fringe.



Thanks to Chris for the heads-up.

-Eric

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