The new Pentax 50mm 1.8 availabilityyyyyyyyy???????

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Nhelnhel
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The new Pentax 50mm 1.8 availabilityyyyyyyyy???????
May 4, 2012

The new Pentax 50mm 1.8 was already been announced and im waiting for it to be available in the store...

I wish it will be available soon...

Does anybody waiting for it also?

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If it does good bokeh, with fine round specular highlights, I'd be on it in a minute..

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Brentliris wrote:

If it does good bokeh, with fine round specular highlights, I'd be on it in a minute..

I wait with trepidation.....how close to the DA*55 will it get = how bad I'll feel

Just kidding.

Hopefully it'll be an unscaled 35da2.4 a little rough bokeh bordering rude ...just how I like it that's why I prefer the fa501.7 over the 1.4 .

Overly smooth bokeh is great in portraits but doesn't work for me in general photography

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In reply to awaldram, May 4, 2012

I would want this lens to be the poor mans portrait lens. I have other lenses for general photography around this FL.

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Brentliris wrote:

I would want this lens to be the poor mans portrait lens. I have other lenses for general photography around this FL.

Well rough bokeh cuts it fro portrait to

I do find waiting on the cheap primes exciting (the 35\2.4 was the same) as I can buy them without justification just coz I want it.

Though so far I haven't

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In reply to Nhelnhel, May 4, 2012

I already have a M1.4/50, M1.7/50, K1.8/55 and a Planar*T1.7/50, and no AF 50 atall. Rigth now I can afford only one more, so the anxiety is killing me. I wait for this new bargain(hope like the DA2.4/35) or go for the old FA1.4/50?.

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Nhelnhel wrote:

The new Pentax 50mm 1.8 was already been announced and im waiting for it to be available in the store...

It wasn't announced yet, it should be - this year. Then we should know about its availability.

I wish it will be available soon...

Does anybody waiting for it also?

Not me, I already have the FA 50mm f/1.7 (bought new, years ago). It's good that they'll launch it, though.

Alex

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In reply to awaldram, May 4, 2012

I'm really waiting, too.

The FA50 is becoming increasingly expensive and I'm predicting that if the trend of the last two months of the F/FA50 1.7/1.4 continue the way they do, then it will go the way of the FA35.

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In reply to Brentliris, May 4, 2012

A f1.8 standard / portrait lens is not the poor mans option. It is the wise mans choice.

The pentax 1.7/50 has always been better than the f1.4/50 regarding the IQ.

If you need a 2nd opinion, ask the thousands of leica summicron 50, 75, 90 mm users.

I'll buy one too - if I can afford it.

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fotobert wrote:

A f1.8 standard / portrait lens is not the poor mans option. It is the wise mans choice.

The pentax 1.7/50 has always been better than the f1.4/50 regarding the IQ.

If you need a 2nd opinion, ask the thousands of leica summicron 50, 75, 90 mm users.

I'll buy one too - if I can afford it.

Have a nice weekend
Albert

Some said that, but then tests were done with hoods on the 1.4 and people reported dramatically improved sharpness and contrast, likely due to front element differences, among others.

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Looks like July

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any idea of the price?

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I've got some rumors from the German forums that it will be priced around the same as the 18-55 kit lens, so below 200 Eur. No confirmation, however.

In any event, I'm out of the search, as I just bought an F50 1.7.

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snake_b wrote:

I've got some rumors from the German forums that it will be priced around the same as the 18-55 kit lens, so below 200 Eur. No confirmation, however.

More or less the same as the other "kit prime", the DA 35mm f/2.4. Makes sense.

Alex

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Personally, I would love to see Pentax offer these two lenses as part of the kit package, especially for the K-01.

Two reasonably fast, high-performing kit lenses?

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just so you know... your keyboard "y" key was stuck, and possibly the "shift" and "?" key as well. Might want to check that.

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Is this finally going to be something like canon and nikon's super cheap nifty fifties, or will it just replace their existing midrange-ish 50mm?

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If the fate of the FA35 is any indicator, this could possibly spell the end of the FA50 1.4.

In this specific FL, I think it would be a mistake to knock off a fast 50 like the FA version, but we'll see.

Luke1 wrote:

Is this finally going to be something like canon and nikon's super cheap nifty fifties, or will it just replace their existing midrange-ish 50mm?

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In reply to Nhelnhel, May 10, 2012

It hasn't been announced yet, we just have more details on it like the DA560 f5.6

Generally an announcement of a product is when the press release is made.

However Pentax have indicated this year and I suspect it will come with the next dSLR announcement mid year some time.

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The new Pentax 50mm 1.8 was already been announced and im waiting for it to be available in the store...

I wish it will be available soon...

Does anybody waiting for it also?

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In reply to Nhelnhel, May 11, 2012

Not if you already have an F/FA 50/1.4.
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