what about that DA* 55mm? (pros, cons, and opinions sought)

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Re: what about that DA* 55mm? (pros, cons, and opinions sought)
In reply to yardcoyote, Jul 14, 2014

The lens is pretty nice, and should Pentax go full frame the lens is very much full frame ready (the hood is not).

I reviewed it on full frame here:


Its performance is characteristically pretty similar on APS-C.  I think I ran numbers, let me see if I can get those posted at some point (might be a while).

Although I wouldn't go buy it for an A7R I used for reviewing the lens, it is a great lens for Pentax.  I think it would really bring the 85mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/2 character you are looking for.  I think the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (not the new ART) might perform a bit better wide open, but it is also notably wider (I think I have seen it quoted as being more like 47mm where this one is more like 59mm).


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