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Pentax HD Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited APS-C Lens (2013)

MSRP 400 USDNeoscore 68%NEX score 81%

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Product Overview

HD Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited is a normal prime lens for Pentax K-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Pentax in 2013, it has 9 elements in 8 groups.
The 1x magnification opens up a lot of opportunity for macro shots. A normal prime lens, the HD Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited does not boast the brightest apertures, though it still may be worth a try for landscape and street photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 1:1 maximum magnification
  • Beautiful construction
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent build quality
    • Good colour correction
    • Very sharp across the field
    Cons
    • No aperture ring
    • Very strong flare
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Construction

    Aperture Blades
    9 blades, Rounded aperture diaphragm
    Colors
    Black, Silver
    Form Factor
    Normal Prime Lens
    Image Size
    APS-C
    Lens Barrel
    Distance scale, DoF scale
    Lens Mount
    Pentax K-mount
    Motor
    Screw drive from camera
    Optical Formula | Elements
    9 elements
    Optical Formula | Groups
    8 groups
    Optical Formula | Special Glass
    High-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating groups

    Dimensions

    Filter Diameter
    49 mm / 1.93 in
    Size | Diameter
    63 mm / 2.48 in
    Size | Length
    47 mm / 1.85 in
    Weight
    214 g / 7.56 oz

    Function

    Angle Of View
    44.8° Diagonal | 37.8° Horizontal | 25.8° Vertical
    Aperture
    f/2.8 ~ f/22
    Autofocus
    Yes
    Crop Factor
    1.5
    Focal Length
    35 mm
    Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    52.5 mm
    Focus Type
    Extending front
    Image Stabilization
    No

    Performance

    Max Magnification
    1x
    Min Focus Distance
    140 mm / 5.51 in

    Production

    Accessory
    Lens Hood: built-in hood (supplied)
    Debut
    2013-08-27

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    External Reviews

    phillipreeve[1]

    Sentiment Score 81%
    Reviewers from phillipreeve have found the following***:
    Pentax HD is much smaller and lighter than its Tokina cousin. It has a metal outer shell, that seems very precisely put together. It even comes with a beautifully made Leica style push on lens cap. It's very sharp across the field (not extremely flat near the outer areas of FF, but for macro that matters not at all unless you are photographing documents)
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Very sharp across the field
    • Excellent build quality
    • Good colour correction
    Cons
    • Very strong flare
    • No aperture ring

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ HD Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Macro LTD: a quick report.. [phillipreeve]. https://phillipreeve.net/blog/hd-pentax-da-35mm-f2-8-macro-ltd-quick-review/. 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2022-01-28.

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