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NEX-7 and SMC Pentax-M 35mm f2

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NEX-7 and SMC Pentax-M 35mm f2

As much as the Nikor 55mm is an awesome combination with the NEX-7, the focal length of the Nikor is a tad long for the captures I like to target. The Pentax 35mm f2 opens up greater possibilities. The 35mm focal length  yields taller panoramic images—at f5.6, the lens provides highly detailed images with excellent contrast and color.

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC

But the big surprise of this little gem is its macro capabilities—it is sharp wide open!  At its closest focusing—at f2—it yields a sliver of depth-of-field (DOF). When you stop it down to f2.8, the DOF is still shallow and out-of-focus objects (OOFO) are nearly indistinguishable save for the color pattern.

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NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC @ f2.0

On the NEX-7 the SMC Pentax-M 35mm f2 delivers images that are almost addictive. The package is small and light and highly versatile for both indoor and outdoor captures.

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC @ f5.6

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC @ f5.6

On an APS-C system, 35mm is a great focal length; this combination is a joy to use!

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC @ f2.8

NEX-7 and Pentax 35mm SMC @ f2.8

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