Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8

Announced May 21, 2012 •
Prime lens | Pentax KAF
ragmanjin
 
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Just fantastic. You've heard the term "plastic fantastic" before? Never has it applied to a lens so much as with this beauty. I've upscaled duplicates of blueprints to 24x36" at 300 dpi (75 Megapixels) with this lens and every single little detail is there. This must be the one of the sharpest lenses in Pentax's lineup, if not the sharpest. And it's like $100. Enough said. -Raj

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a very sharp lens, which has no CA's at all from f 6,7 to f 11, even in extreme situations. very sharp,when stopping down to f2.8. extremely sharp from f4 to f8. love it very much because of its high contrast, nice colors and wonderfull bokeh. macro shootings with macro ring or converter use no problem very highly recommanded:-) a really professional lens (similar lens of Zeiss is much more expensive)

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+ Very sharp from f4 to f22 and nice bokeh with f1.8 + 52mm diameter is good for common filtres + Small dimensions and lightweight - Plastic mount could have bad impression to many users, but seems solid and depends on individual manipulating behaviour - A bit loud focusing - Get original hood in my country is almost impossible or for too much money Problems: Pentax K-30 freezed with them on manual (M) option, have to restart camera to default settings, but it could be K-30 problem not the ...

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+ Very sharp from f4 to f22 and nice bokeh with f1.8 + 52mm diameter is good for common filtres + Small dimensions and lightweight - Plastic mount could have bad impression to many users, but seems solid and depends on individual manipulating behaviour - A bit loud focusing - Get original hood in my country is almost impossible or for too much money Problems: Pentax K-30 freezed with them on manual (M) option, have to restart camera to default settings, but it could be K-30 problem not the ...

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