Review Lens: Pentax HD FA 35mm F2

Lens Overview - Pentax HD FA 35mm F2

Perfectly sleek and portable, the HD Pentax-FA 35mm f/2 from Pentax is a compact wide-angle prime offering a bright f/2 maximum aperture to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The optical design utilizes one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness, and an HD Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the front element features an SP Coating to help repel water and oils in order to maintain clarity.

Wide-angle 35mm f/2 lens is designed for full-frame Pentax K-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 53.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords significant control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
One aspherical element helps to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
HD Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
SP (Super Protect) Coating has also been applied to the front element to guard against moisture and grease.
UPC: 027075300972

Pentax HD FA 35mm F2 Latest Price



Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.52 x 1.75" / 64 x 44.5 mm
Weight6.81 oz / 193 g

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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH $1040 $1600 2014Panasonic Medium
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Fujifilm FUJINON XF 56mm F1.2 R APD $975 $1500 2014Fujifilm Medium
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Lens Technical

Pentax HD FA 35mm F2Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW
Name Pentax HD FA 35mm F2Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201920192019
Mount Type Pentax KAFNikon ZPentax KAF
Lens Type Lens Wide,lens MediumLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Superwide
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $525$2600$1840
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomZoom
Lens Range 357011
Global 37.6706
Effective Mega Pixel 38.1202
Distorsion 0.347713
Vignetting -1.5856
Tstop 3.05506
Ac 4.97484
Vignetting Ranking 10464
Tstop Ranking 4344
Ac Ranking 1994
Pixel Depth 45.7
Price Sensor 3400
Sensor Raw 45.75
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2019Feb. 2019Jan. 2019
Brand PentaxNikonPentax


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