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The smc PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens is exclusively designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras and features an ultra-thin pancake design, along with uni-focal, medium-telephoto optics.
Submitted by asant a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008
Strengths: - built quality is superb
- excellent sharpness
- lovely Bokeh
- size and weight
- front screw size (saves a lot money on filters)
Weaknesses: For weaknesses I really have to think for a while:
- maybe a bit slower and noisier AF compared to SDM lenses
- people tend to laugh when they see it mounted on the camera....:o) (and so they do with the 40mm pancake lens)
I use this lens for nature and outdoor photography, as well as for some portraits. And I love it!
It is so well-built and its sharpness is wonderfull. Also bokeh is excellent, maybe better at 2.8 than the fastest 2.4, but this is matter of personal taste. I enjoy a lot its size and weight - it is so easy to carry this lens anywhere I go, even for a whole day trip. Also do not forget about the advantage of small filter size you need (49mm) - filters cost just few bucks (compared to 77mm on my 16-50 zoom).
Overall this is a great lens I can recommend to anyone looking for the top image quality.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $400.00
Purchased At: adorama.com
Similar Products Used: Pentax 70mm
Type of photography: Outdoor
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