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Old Feb 22, 2012, 1:44 AM   #1
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Default Test pictures with Pentax 35mm F2.4 and K-R

Just received the Pentax 35mm F2.4. Put it on my Pentax K-R and here are a few test photos. All without Flash. I don't have have much experience with it yet. I will update once I have more time with it.

ISO400 F2.4, Indoor


ISO1600 F2.4, Indoor


ISO200 F2.4, Indoor


ISO800 F2.4, Indoor
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 9:26 AM   #2
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Have fun with the lens I enjoy mine. So far I am using mine less than I planed, I got it for Christmas and only bring it when things get dark. When summer comes I hope to get more use out of it. Looks like you are having fun with the shallow DOF on the lens.

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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The reason I post these pictures is because I've been doing some research and I don't see many that are using it with a Pentax K-R.
I got this lens for Indoor low light situation. I think I still need to use a flash when I am taking my daughter running around in the house. It is not fast enough.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:57 PM   #4
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I think I still need to use a flash when I am taking my daughter running around in the house. It is not fast enough.
Yeah, I agree. I have f/1.8 lenses and for kids running around the house even that is often not fast enough. A bounced flash is definitely the way to go in those situations where you don't have a static subject or plenty of daylight.
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Fast moving kids do need a flash. Even if they hold still long enough to not have motion blur, your dof will be pretty small wide-open, as your pictures show.

Your pictures also show why this lens is better than what you expect from such an inexpensive lens - the bokeh is very, very nice. Better than with my 35 macro lens, which can be quite harsh. In fact, if this lens had been out when I was looking for a lens in this focal length, I would have gotten it instead of the macro (and might not otherwise have bought the 31). I've found that I use this focal length more and more.

You've made a good start with the new lens, looks like - I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it.
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I have a hard time interpreting/seeing bokeh, and do a lot of macro, so the 35 macro works better for me. But it looks like this will be a very useful lens for you - hope it continues to handle well.
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This lens is highly rated (and there are a lot of Kr users with it on other forums) and amazing value for money. It is an excellent general use lens and especially for street shooting and the like.
As John G said you really need to bounce flash off the walls to capture your children in action though.

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I'm glad you posted these photos, as I have no familiarity at all with this lens. I agree that the bokeh looks very nice. Seems like a very good lens, and an outstanding value.
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