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All the time prime from Pentax

Today Pentax has announced a DA 35mm f2.4.  We take of fair number of cheap shots at the big boys like Canon and Nikon for their lack of commitment to affordable crop sensor primes.  Pentax has always had a strong commitment to fixed focal lenses and for that we applaud them.  While not a f1.8 like other lenses in its price point it provides an affordable segue for the everyday shooter to experience the advantages of using prime lenses.  Full specs follow.

Price • US: $219.95
Focal length 35mm
35mm-equivalent focal length 52.5mm
Diagonal angle of view 44º
Maximum aperture F2.4
Minimum aperture F22
Lens construction • 6 elements / 5 groups
• 1 hybrid aspherical element
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Minimum focus 0.3m (1.0 ft)
Maximum magnification 0.17x
AF drive type Screwdrive from camera body
Filter thread 49mm
Optional accessories • Lens hoods: PH-SA49 or RH-RC49
• Lens case: S70-70
Weight 124g (4.4 oz)
Dimensions 63mm diameter x 45mm length (2.5 ” x 1.8″)
Lens mount Pentax KAF
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