Pentax F 35-70


bforbes

Link Posted 19/04/2015 - 13:58
I went on my camera club assignment to Grainger Town,Newcastle yesterday. It's billed as the heart of the city with streets built between 1824 and 1841, so I'm thinking street photography, unobrusive, small lens, never really had a play with the Pentax F 35-70, give it a go.

What a revelation.










It weighs about two tons less than my Sigma 24-70 and FF compatible as well.

Can anyone tell me how to get a profile for it into Lightroom 5? Please!!!!
Barrie
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


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Last Edited by bforbes on 19/04/2015 - 14:08

McGregNi

Link Posted 19/04/2015 - 14:09
Pure quality results there, just as to be expected from this lens and photographer combo! The little F zoom punches well above its weight in every respect .... It is a superb choice for many situations. I find it great indoors with flash at the longer focal lengths for portraits, and outdoors the macro feature allows great close-up details in gardens. It's sharpness and consistency across the range is all very good. AF is powerful and a bit noisy, but its done in a flash!

Thanks for highlighting this little gem with your great set of shots there.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 20/04/2015 - 11:22
Ditto, it's a lovely lens and you can make the focal range work for most situations. (A 24mm in the pocket comes in handy when 35 isn't wide enough though!)
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RussV

Link Posted 20/04/2015 - 11:59
Pentaxophile wrote:
Ditto, it's a lovely lens and you can make the focal range work for most situations. (A 24mm in the pocket comes in handy when 35 isn't wide enough though!)

+1

My 35-70 SMC-A is a favorite.
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MattMatic

Link Posted 20/04/2015 - 12:37
Re: LR profiles...


Get the "Adobe Lens Profile Downloader" application.
There's a "smc pentax-f 35-70mm f3.5-4.5" profile listed that was created on the *ist DS.
That should be good to go.

Creating a profile isn't that difficult, but is very time consuming and needs a large space to setup and create it. (I did one for the MX-1) Use the "Adobe Lens Profile Creator" tool.

Hope that helps!
Matt
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bforbes

Link Posted 20/04/2015 - 19:10
Thanks Matt, all downloaded and updated.

Thanks Will, I'll try the 24mm tip.

Thanks Nigel for your kind words.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


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Last Edited by bforbes on 20/04/2015 - 19:13

_MarkR

Link Posted 13/07/2018 - 19:01
I hate to bump this old thread but Adobe has taken down their profile downloader and I need this Pentax F 35-70 lens profile.

If anyone has that profile and would take the time to upload the .lcp file it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Mark R.
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