Pentax SMC-FA 35mm f/2 AL - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Images

Here're some quick'n dirty sample shots taken with the K10D and RAW-converted via ACR 3.7.

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Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/320s
Size 3872x2592
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/1000s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/1600s
Size 3872x2592
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/500s
Size 3872x2592

Verdict

The Pentax SMC FA 35mm f/2 is a great performer and even better - it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. At f/2 the optical quality is already on a very good level and if you stop down a bit it easily reaches excellent to outstanding resolution levels. Neither distortions nor vignetting are real problems in field conditions. CAs (color shadows at the image borders) are well controlled for a lens in this focal length class. At f/2 you may run into purple fringing in very critical (extreme contrast) scenes but simply try to avoid large apertures in this case. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) seems very smooth and buttery. The build quality of the lens is good although not comparable to the Pentax Limited series. All-in-all highly recommended!

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