I noticed at PentaxForums that the member Frank posted images taken with the new DA-L 35mm f2.4 lens. This confirms that the lens is capable at full-frame sensor size!
So my question to pentax is this…
Why wasn’t this lens released as a two version lens?
DA-L 35mm f2.4 as it is currently.
– All plastic including the mount
– no quick shift
– no weather resistance
D-FA 35mm f2.4 WR
– Quick shift focus
– Metal casing and lens mount
– Weather seals
– Rounded aperture blades if it doesn’t already have them.
I would buy a D-FA 35mm f2.4 WR the moment it was released as long as it wasn’t outrageously priced. The current lens on the other hand, while cost effective, is missing key Pentax features.