HD PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited – Review

a compact portrait prime with retro looks, solid performance…

“Not an altogether new lens, the HD PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited is a member of PENTAX’s newly-refreshed Limited series of lenses that now feature their “High Definition” lens coating. Featuring practically identical specs to the previous smc PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens, the new “HD” model replaces the Super Multi Coating with this new HD coating, which claims to better control ghosting and flares as well as improved color balance. It’s also supposedly more durable thanks to higher packing density and a stronger bond between the coating materials (although, we’ll take PENTAX’s word for it on this last point — we’re not going to scrape up the front element to check).”

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“The construction and optical formula for the HD PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens remains unchanged from the previous model, although PENTAX has tweaked the aperture diaphragm for a rounder shape, which should make for more pleasing bokeh. Cosmetically speaking, things are not drastically different from the older model, with the new version sporting a red ring as opposed to a green one.”

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