55mm 1.4 DA* - Should I worry?

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Jlow34
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55mm 1.4 DA* - Should I worry?
Feb 28, 2012

Hi folks,

I've recently picked up a k-5 and a 16-50mm lens. I bought the 16-50mm from a friend who has had it for a couple years, and had no issues. Knock on wood the SDM has been solid without failure. I'm pleased as punch, but I prefer primes. The one I really like is the 55mm. I'm a bit scared to drop $800 on a lens that may have SDM failure though. (I have read that it is less likely to fail than the 16-50mm).

Would I be wiser to purchase a used 77mm limited instead? I really love the iQ and coatings on the 55mm but don't want to worry about SDM failure. So... back to my Subject line... Should I worry?

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