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Latest Review Posted HD Pentax-FA 35mm F2
Got that lens from a kit. Works well on the K1. The lens is tiny compared to camera body, and sharp from f2.8 - f4, nice to have as a compact travel and street prime. Size is great, optically quite sharp corner to corner when stopped down a bit. Here is the deal: it's an old design not well in line with modern digital bodies: screw drive AF very quick and little noisy, moving front when focusing can be annoying if hand holding the lens while focusing, hexagonal bokeh, a bit soft wide open by today's standards. What still makes it viable is the average price, cheaper then new models with silent AF and modern glass. We would appreciate if Ricoh could make an effort to redesign that kind of lens to 2020 standards (better lens body, better match with camera body, silent IF and better optical performance wide open, and rounded aperture blades).



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