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, 2 months ago

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:

http://erphotoreview.com/wordpress/?p=4563

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).

Eric

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