Pentax 35mm Prime Lens Database

Pentax 35mm Lenses

ImageLens NameImage FormatLens Mount
(Mount Variant)
Lens FeatureRelease TimeUser-reported ProsUser-reported Cons35mmlens.com
Lens Score
(out of 10)
Current Price
Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 ALSMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.4 ALAPS-CPentax K
(KAF)
One aspherical element.2010-sharp;compact; lightweight; reasonably fast; value for money;contrast; flare resistanceNo lens hood; plastic mount; not weather sealed; no quick shift;Vignetting wide open; minor CA; sometimes busy bokeh9.1Check Current Price

HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited MacroAPS-CPentax K
(KAF)
Pentax's latest "HD" nano coating;
black or silver;
2013-Build Quality, Ergonomics, Weight and Size,; color rendition, claritycost; AF slow, 1:1 reproduction ratio; sharpness, colour9.1Check Current Price
Pentax DA 35mm Macro SMCSMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited MacroAPS-CPentax K
(KAF)
SMC coating; 1:1 Macro;2008-2013Build quality is great; low aberrations; no focus limiter; not latest lens coating9.1Check Current Price
 SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL LimitedSMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL LimitedFFPentax K
(KAF)
all-metal; SMC coating; aspherical, ED, high refraction low dispersion elements2001-build quality; light; fast; very sharp; nice bokeh; color renderingno Weather sealing; a little soft when wide open; no quick shift; expensive9.5
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Used only
 SMC Pentax-FA 35mm F2 ALSMC Pentax-FA 35mm F2 ALFFPentax K
(KAF)
aspherical lens; SMC coating; min distance 30cm1999-sharp from f2.8; high speed, compactsmall focusing ring; hexagonal bokeh; plastic; no quick shift9.0Check Current Price
SMC Pentax-A 35mm F2SMC Pentax-A 35mm F2FFPentax K
(KA)
SMC coating; auto aperture1984-1989sharp at center; light; good build; some say better IQ than Pentax FA 35mmrare; expensive; soft edges; no lens hood (buy separately)8.9Used only
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4FFPentax K
(K)
SMC coating; manufactured in 1980 for 1 year only, very rare1980 - 1980no datano data-Used only
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2FFPentax K
(K)
SMC,full manual operation; fast1977 - 1984sharp, fast, small and light, handling;build qualitymanual; vignetting from f/2.88.7Used only
SMC Pentax-M 35mm F2.8FFPentax K
(K)
SMC; full manual operation1977 - 1984sharp, small and light, handling; cheap;build qualitymanual;chromatic aberration; only 5 blades aperture;8.4Used only
SMC Pentax 35mm F2FFPentax K
(K)
SMC; full manual operation; fast1975-1977sharp, handling; build qualitymanual; bulkier than M and A revisions; prone to flare;short focus screw8.4Used only
SMC Pentax 35mm F3.5FFPentax K
(K)
SMC; full manual operation; 1975-1977sharp at center, handling; build qualitymanual; prone to flare;short focus screw; soft at edge and corner8.0Used only