Pentax 50mm f/1.4 - manual vs auto focus?

Started Jul 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Pentax 50mm f/1.4 - manual vs auto focus?
In reply to mistafill, Jul 8, 2012

well.. if you Know you will buy an AF 50mm sooner or later, buying the used lens now for a good price might be a thing to consider. you will put off the purchase of the 35mm. but, in the end, after the purchase of both lenses, you will have saved some money.

in the meantime, what will you miss without the 35mm in hand? is there a 'greater need' for this focal length. you okay putting off the purchase a bit?

you like the quality of the MF 50mm. focusing can be inconvenient. but have you ever wished for an AF 50? or has the thought just now crossed your mind because the used lens is available?

if the low cost of the lens has sparked a desire for AF, that isn't a bad thing. however, try to consider the times you have cursed MF and ask if the cost is worth it to remove the curse. will you really be happy with the AF lens or is it a bit of 'too good a deal to pass up'.

anyway, you still got to decide.
just things i would try to consider in your place.
i don't always do a good job considering, myself.. :^|

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