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

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Petroglyph
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Re: How good is the Pentax 50mm f1.2 A lens?
In reply to JeffAHayes, 5 months ago

JeffAHayes wrote:

Mel P wrote:

I would like to get a fast short telephoto/portrait lens and I was wondering how the overall sharpness of the 50mm f1.2 A compared with the 50mm f1.4 FA and any other Pentax lenses in this category you might be familiar with. I plan on buying a K-3 and using the lens with this camera. Thank you for your help.

1.2?!?!? How come folks always stop THERE????? I wanna F 1.0 lens!!! When's somebody gonna come out with one of those?!?!?

OK, OK. I admit it. I've been here too long... time to go do something else for a while...

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A word is worth 1/1000th of a picture... Maybe that's why I use so many words!

Isn't there a f/0.8 lens made by someone floating around?  Maybe I was reading about focal reducers and came across that.  Since I find even f/1.4 too shallow for my purposes (eyes in focus ears often not at 135 format anyway) I haven't paid much attention.  I seem to have read the 50/1.2 was pretty soft at 1.2 but some of the shots poasted here with it look pretty good to me.

Cheers.

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