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Thread: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

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    Default DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    As promised in my other threads, I put this new lens on a film camera (MZ-5n), took a few random shots to see if the lens can cover FF image circle.

    Just got the results back (developed and scanned at the same shop I always do my film). Well, I can't see any vignetting or dark corners on any of the photos taken by this combo, wide open or stop down, closeups or far away subjects. I can't even see any sign of optical degradation at all on edges or corners. I guess Pentax should've called it a DFA 35/2.4

    Here are some quick testing photos I took w/ MZ-5n + DAL35/2.4 on Fujifilm Reala 100:








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    This following one was taken at wide open aperture, a bit out of focus (hard to focus w/o liveview at this low angle), but you can see there isn't any vignetting even for closeups like this:




    A slightly bigger photo to show the edges:


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    Default Re: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    Thanks fengwei for the test, the DAL 35mm perform much better than the DA 40mm Ltd on a Film Camera.

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    you really are poison! :lol:
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    FW where do you normally develop your film? in Chinatown? They do E6?

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    Its like its a FA-LC35 (LC = low cost)
    Min focusing 40mm from 30mm, f2.4 from f2, same optical design. Just as if test limits were widened to accommodate better yields from the existing FA35

    Whatever the case, its a great lens from all I have see from 1st hand samples taken with the trial copy Emjay loaned us for the outing and from your detailed tests.
    Bokeh is certain the best of the bunch of 35mm from your 35mm lens shootout.

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    that's definitely very impressive for a DA lens on a film camera!

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    must....
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    succumb....

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    Default Re: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post


    this shot shouts FA 35 all over...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    Default Re: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    With a short focal length like the DA35, there won't be any vignetting or dark corners right?
    I remember using DA*50-135 on my MZ-3, at 50mm there isn't any vignetting but when zoom to 135mm, vignetting is obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    must....
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    even if succumb also $288

    just succumb and embrace the new lens

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    Default Re: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    Awesome photos. Another positive contribution to the Pentax body of knowledge.

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    thanks for the greats pics! need to get funds for this lens NOW! poison to the max

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    Default Re: DA 35/2.4 on a Film Camera - Testing Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Its like its a FA-LC35 (LC = low cost)
    Min focusing 40mm from 30mm, f2.4 from f2, same optical design. Just as if test limits were widened to accommodate better yields from the existing FA35

    Whatever the case, its a great lens from all I have see from 1st hand samples taken with the trial copy Emjay loaned us for the outing and from your detailed tests.
    Bokeh is certain the best of the bunch of 35mm from your 35mm lens shootout.
    The DA35/2.4 can focus down to 30mm also if I'm not wrong.

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    The most tempting lens these days

    Not as poisonous as FA31 maybe, but consider last time I dared not bring FA31 to any places rough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentriot View Post
    With a short focal length like the DA35, there won't be any vignetting or dark corners right?
    I remember using DA*50-135 on my MZ-3, at 50mm there isn't any vignetting but when zoom to 135mm, vignetting is obvious.
    Off topic, but if I can see vignetting on my DA*50-135 on crop sensor, it must be quite bad on film...

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