"Profile zoom" 35 - 70mm lens


Link Posted 29/08/2014 - 23:23
I have had this 35 - 70mm zoom lens for a long time but there is next to nothing to found regarding it. It takes lovely sharp pictures with vibrant colours (one in the gallery today - an orange coloured flower). It has an 'A' button and is a push-pull zoom with a macro feature at the long end.

The engraved name is PROFILE ZOOM 1:3.5~4.5 35~70mm

Anyone know about them (or even experience with it).

David J
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 30/08/2014 - 08:15
I've not used the f/3.5 - f/4.5 version, but I've got two
copies of the constant f/4 version and it's a very sharp
lens even at f/4. Much better than the F Series 35-70mm
that everyone raves about and a really nice lens to use.

Edit: Sorry it's possible that you aren't talking about
a Pentax made lens ....... Is Profile the maker?

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Last Edited by Algernon on 30/08/2014 - 08:33


Link Posted 30/08/2014 - 17:01
Profile is the brand name. I've got one. Haven't used it much but thought it was pretty decent for the 15 it cost me.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 20/09/2014 - 23:18
I got hold of a Pentax A 35-70mm zoom the other day and it looks very much as if the 'Profile' version is the identical animal. The knurling on the zoom ring is slightly different and the colour of the paint in the engraved numbers is different. There is no engraving on the front ring where it would say "PENTAX SMC etc etc ". Otherwise, set the two side by side and you can't tell the difference.

David J
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link
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