DA 50mm 1.8 VS F 50mm 1.7

Started Oct 9, 2012 | Questions thread
Jonathan Mac
Jonathan Mac Forum Member • Posts: 95
Re: DA 50mm 1.8 VS F 50mm 1.7

I have the FA 50 f/1.7 and it's very good.  From what I've seen of the new DA, optically it's extremely similar.  The DA will be lighter and I think it has rounded blades.  The FA will be built better, has a metal mount, can be used on 35mm and has a real aperture ring.

I think the DA need to drop in price by  25% at least to become good value, at least in the UK/European market.  A used F or FA 1.7 is a better proposition.

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Pentax K200D Fujifilm X-M1 Pentax K-3 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) +10 more
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