How good is the Pentax 50mm f1.2 A lens?

Started Nov 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
hanhait Senior Member • Posts: 1,270
Re: How good is the Pentax 50mm f1.2 A lens?

'how good' is a difficult question, depending on what you mean by 'good'.

I would not take as major or main lens to take pictures with; just because of no autofocus, outdated coating,  risk of flare, just not really prepared for the digital/automated age, contrary to the K3 itself.

If you take it besides your 'normal' equipment and consider it as special fun, you can admire the build, the solid weight - together with the K-3 you have quite a brick - and the pictures at 1.2  you cannot take with any other lens; just focus manual in live view.

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Pentax K100D Pentax K-5 Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro +9 more
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