How good is the Pentax 50mm f1.2 A lens?

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Vaards
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Re: How good is the Pentax 50mm f1.2 A lens?
In reply to brandrx, 10 months ago

brandrx wrote:

One thing I have found out is the Pentax-A 50/1.2 with the Pentax-F1.7X AF Adapter makes a very good autofocusing 85mm f2 lens. You set the focus to infinity on the 50/1.2 and then you can usually autofocus all day long without having to ever prefocus the lens again, unless you are shooting at a very, very close distance. It also works better on the K-5 II / K-5 IIs than it did on any of the previous Pentas DSLR cameras.

Ron

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Never tried 1.7x autofocus adapter...
How it performs in comparison with real lens, for example Fa 85mm 1.4 ? Is there any noticable difference?

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