SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5


Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 12:44
First of all, this is a super sharp lens at all focal lengths. It is essentially prime quality in that respect.
front cap and soft pouch included VGC
45 including P&P


Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 17:15
Is it better then the standard one from K5 kits?
I would go for it, if it's better


Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 18:23


Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 21:02
I have recently bought this lens and, for the price, it's a good'un. Nice and sharp.
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Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 21:23
The 35-70's are good lenses, but they have a shorter range thus lack the wider angle of the kit lens. Effectively on APS-C it gives from a standard lens to a moderate telephoto, ideal to use as a portrait lens. Handy to have ready though if you intend to get a full frame camera, film or digital.

John K
John K


Link Posted 05/11/2013 - 10:17
40 including P&P


Link Posted 05/11/2013 - 11:34
It's my favorite lens. Sharp from 35-70mm. Its light and solid build.

Regards, Horst


Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 20:33
Just spotted this - SMC-Pentax-F-35-70mm-F3.5-4.5-Macro-Zoom... - and wondering any chance it's still for sale?


Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 21:44
I've a feeling you might be eight years too late!

I'd try eBay if I were you, they don't go for very much money.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 16/04/2021 - 21:46


Link Posted 17/04/2021 - 18:16
One here:

and another here:
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!


Link Posted 17/04/2021 - 19:57
I have previously posted about this lens. Paid 19.99 for it. Works well on both K1, K70 and K3ii. I will not part with it, good performer when used in M mode for me.
Just passing thru


Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 13:23

A few quick snaps to show what a cheap lens can achieve (from K70)

Just passing thru
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