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Latest Review Posted HD Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Beautifully crafted and designed lens (i prefer minimalistic redesign of HD over the Smc version) that brings into taking photography another type of experience - something tactile, oldschool about it, enjoyment to take photos with it. Even though it is AF lens I often find myself using its manual focusing ring which is pretty good for an AF lens. 70mm is a very nice focal lenght for me, useful for streets, landscapes and portraits. And with Marumi Achromatic close-up lens it is pretty good for detail photos as well.
Optically it is quite sharp from 2.4, yet not brutally sharp - it maintains some pleasant smoothness wide open. Stop down one,two clicks and the lens boosts the clarity quite a bit. That gives you some creative control over the resulting rendering. It resolves nice amount of detail at every F stop, so actually you dont have to worry about F stop and detail is going to be there.
Aberations are very minor, there are some bokeh aberations but hardly noticeable, distortion is not an issue. Sometimes when sunlight directly hits the front lens flare occurs, however using a lenshood takes care of it effectively.
Only downside for me is, that this lens is so compact that it cannot have the in-built hood like FA77. On the other hand the super compact size amazes me and is very discreet for street photography. I had FA77 before but for my needs this one is simply a better lens. A keeper and lens that is quite unique for APS system.

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