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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-27-2011, 07:30 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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+1 Rio - the FA 50 is the best deal in lenses at 250 new.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 07:03 PM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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If you do it well enough you can play with toys for free :).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 12:22 PM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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This is true. I suppose the 28 is a lens worth looking into... would you suggest that it's better than the DA L 35 in general? The FA 35 2.0 is a pretty highly rated lens, and the DA L 35 is pretty much identical except for that 1/2 stop aperture.

I just think people underrate what a deal the 35mm is, just because it's 2.4, when the K5 easily makes up for that difference and then some!

Similar experience with the FA 77 1.8. Sure, in the darkest scenarios, that extra stop of light helped... but the lens also had a large amount of CA, and it often looked better to stop it down to about f2.5 and bump the ISO anyways.

For portraits, the CA was very acceptable and the DOF control was welcome, but for scenes, the lens wide open was not really worth the price of admission.

And this is a highly, highly regarded lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:58 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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Good suggestion. f1.8 would likely be not particularly useful for full scenes, but would be helpful for close-focus images in low light.

I think I would prefer the 35mm f2.4 for the smaller size and lack of need of f1.8 for this sort of shooting, but others would find the aperture indispensable.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:45 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
Replies: 32
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Perhaps the sigma would be better, but as I said before, I don't think the aperture difference between 2.4 and 1.8 is going to be so important with a K5 in hand (and with DOF considerations).

How much is the sigma going for? I couldn't find it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:37 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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I think I would personally prefer a 21 + 50 combo... but if I could only have one, I'd want something on the normal side of things... i.e. in between.

In this case I would prefer a 35 2.4 (or 2.0) over a 28mm f2.8 or 40mm f2.8 due to aperture control and a relatively moderate focal length.

Looks like you have a pretty robust set-up blue... rather advanced. Sounds like OP is looking for a simple solution :).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:31 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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I'm with you on the hood thing, but if I was shooting a 3d scene, f1.4 is not going to cut it no matter how sharp the in focus portions of the image are. Most of the scene will be soft.

With this focal length, f2 would be the minimum one would be able to get anything useful out of, IMHO.

However, for street scenes, my feeling is that a 35mm lens would generally be more useful than a 50. The 35 is sharp wide open, and the shorter focal lengths also enable lower shutter speeds, which help in low light.

The difference is primarily focal length, and while the 50 is a great portrait lens, the 35 is going to be better suited to street scenes.

Of course, the OP can determine which focal length works better for him/her by simply trying them out with his/her zoom.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:18 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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50 1.4 is great for portrait / DOF control, but for street scenes it's too long in general, and too soft wide open. You can also get away with lower shutter speeds with the 35mm than with the 50mm, which almost makes up for the (usable) aperture difference (f2.0 vs. f2.4) for this typ of shooting.

High ISO on K5 outdoes aperture differences.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:13 AM  
DA 35mm F2.4 in low light?
Posted By paperbag846
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If you don't need extreme DOF control, the 35mm f2.4 would be hard to beat.
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