K-30 and prime manual 50mm lens considerations

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: So many little Pentax primes.....

Got both the Pentax-A 50mm 1:1.7 and Kiron 70-210 f4 today,

I have only tried the 50mm and took a few quick photos in the dying light inside the conservatory.

I am well impressed with this beautiful little lens already, it is built like a tank and the focus ring has the right amount of resistance to it.

I set the lens to the 'A' position, turned the K-30 on and I was prompted to enter the focal length.

As you can see from the photos the lens at f1.7 has quite a narrow depth of field!

I took the following at f1.7 with Aperture priority selected:





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