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Pentax HD DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited lens review: Discerning choice

By Kevin Carter - Friday December 20 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Pentax HD DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited Lens performance: Mid-range score | Pentax HD DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited vs Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited both mounted on Pentax K-50 | Pentax HD DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited versus competition | Conclusion

Pentax’s Limited range of lenses are highly respected for their descriptive rendering or ‘drawing’ style, which is a subjective quality, however, in purely objective terms the performance of new HD coated version of the popular 35mm macro lens has changed very little. It’s likely the lens has been optimized for future models with high pixel density sensors, starting perhaps even the highly promising new Pentax K-3. Given the small premium over the previous iteration, the HD version appears to be no less attractive for it and is likely to remain a popular choice.