differences

Reasons to consider the Pentax HD DA 70mm f/2.4

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 74 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 25 mm vs 48 mm
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Around 50% shorter
Slightly cheaper $383.88 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $315 cheaper (around 50% less)
Slightly lighter 130 g vs 269 g
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2.1x lighter
Pentax SMC HD DA 70mm f/2.4 Learn more about
the Pentax HD DA 70mm f/2.4

Reasons to consider the Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.4
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At its widest, the FA 77mm f/1.8 captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Pentax SMC  FA 77mm f/1.8 Learn more about
the Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
HD DA 70mm f/2.425 mm
FA 77mm f/1.848 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Pentax SMC FA 77mm f/1.8 Competitors

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$320 - $338

Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,462 - $1,698

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sports lens

$1,048

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Pentax SMC HD DA 70mm f/2.4 Competitors

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