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Latest Review Posted SMC Pentax-AF 35-70mm F2.8
I noticed this lens on ebay and curiosity piqued, bid. I won at a pretty good price judging from those cited in the reviews. http://www.groupoids.org.uk/photography/PostedPics/pentax35-70AF/pentax35-70-2-900.jpg The lens is in decent condition, good optically. I took it out for a spin on my K5, usual haunts - the castle etc. http://www.groupoids.org.uk/photography/PostedPics/pentax35-70AF/IMGP8363xga.jpg http://www.groupoids.org.uk/photography/PostedPics/pentax35-70AF/IMGP8367xga.jpg http://www.groupoids.org.uk/photography/PostedPics/pentax35-70AF/IMGP8368-1xga.jpg On camera it fdoes feel a bit clunky, and the Af style manual focus doesn't offer the same sort of ergonomic feel that a classic MF lens does, however it works pretty well. But good IQ! I'm not sure if its definitely better than the tamron adaptall 17A 35-70mm (or its big brother the 01A), one point on which those adaptall lenses outgun this is close focus. But certainly my pics so far are a firm thumbs-up. Test composite - landscape at 35mm, samsung NX20 (20MPx, apsc). Click on the image to pull up the fullsized 4928x3398 2.5MB image. Image is already good in the centre at f2.8 but exhibits some softness, haloes/coma towards the edges. The edges, even on apsc, remain a bit softer at all f stops, but overall the iq is consistently pretty good. http://www.groupoids.org.uk/photography/PostedPics/pentax35-70AF/Pentax35-70X4-800.jpg



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