This prime is priced just right.
Scaling up to an equivalent 52.5mm normal focal length on Pentax’s DSLR bodies, with their APS-C-sized sensors, the Pentax 35mm f/2.8 macro lens tested here exactly a year ago had a lot going for it. So why introduce this new 35mm lens with a slightly brighter, f/2.4, maximum aperture? Simply, cost. The older lens offered better than 1:1 subject magnification and almost no linear distortion. Plus, as one of Pentax’s Limited series, it was extremely well crafted. But it comes with a somewhat steep $540 price tag.