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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2
I find this lens to be overall a pretty big disappointment. It's relatively inexpensive, fast, light, and has the same company's name on it as many other lenses I love: PENTAX. I bought it for low-light video and general indoor and outdoor film photography. Its biggest flaw is its contrast and handling of flare. I bought a hood for it, which helps a little (but not nearly enough). It's also not terribly sharp at any aperture. At f/2, it's just not very good. At smaller apertures, it has lost its advantage, and is distinctively worse than, for example, the K35/3.5. But the biggest complaint is contrast and flare. Prepare for flat, lifeless images that post-processing can only do so much to rescue.

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