Today I received a Tak 24/3.5 - it joins it's mates, the 55/1.8 (non-SMC) and Tele-Tak 200/5.6. Bummer it's a rainy day. Ah, well, here's a few pics, nothing special. Default Adobe Camera RAW settings, tweaked for exposure and downsized. That's it. It's not an especially sharp lens, maybe a touch sharper than the Pentax 18-55 kit lens. The Tak seems to render very nicely, though, with good micro-contrast and smooth, natural gradients. At infinity it's better than the pixelly mush the kit lens can give when resolving foliage. $99/shipped, glass is all good except for a couple of small areas where the SMC coating is worn away, and the barrel has some scratches.