Samsung 35mm f/2 AL Schneider D-XENOGON
(From Samsung lens literature) Coinciding with the introduction of the GX-10, Samsung is also pleased to announce that five new Schneider lenses will be available for use with its entire GX series of DSLRs. The new lenses will consist of a 10~17mm, f/3.5-4.5 fish-eye zoom, a 12~24mm, f/4 ultra-wide zoom, a 16~45mm, f/4 wide zoom, a 35mm, f/2 fixed focal length and a 100mm, f/2.8 macro lens. When combined with its existing 18~55mm and 50~200mm Schneider D-XENON zooms, the five new lenses will give Samsung the ability to offer photographers a full, comprehensive range of optics, allowing them to expand their creativity as well as be prepared for any shooting scenario. For added convenience the GX-10 can be used with the all Pentax KAF2, KAF and KA mount lenses.
See our entry for the Pentax twin of this lens here.
Samsung 35mm f/2 AL Schneider D-XENOGON User Reviews
8 out of 10 points and recommended by Daan (1 reviews)The price, the optical quality is great at 2,8 and excellent at 4 and 5,6CAs could be better controlled
I wanted to buy a Pentax 35 2,0 but they are hard to get (and expensive) in the Netherlands, then I noticed the D-Xenogon 35, did some research and determined that this must be the exact same lens as the Pentax 35.reviewed April 1st, 2009 (purchased for $265)
Optical quality is great at 2,8 and excellent at 4 and 5,6, the bokeh is ok.
The only thing that bothers me is the CA at large apentures, but when you avoid the extremes its ok.
Ofcourse the Pentax 31-1,8 is better but not that much better optical quality, when you compare the price difference (in the Netherlands),
Pentax 31-1,8 = 1200 USdollar
Pentax 35-2,0 = 475 USdollar
D Xenogon 35-2,0 = 265 USdollar