What are your thoughts on this lens...

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Holger Bargen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,902
Re: What are your thoughts on this lens...
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TomWret wrote:

Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens Standard AF Lens #20817 as an affordable option when I can't really afford the 1.4 super expensive lens? Right now it's under $350.

Thanks, Tom W

I have the f 1.7 version of this lens. It became my standard if I use 50 mm and I am pretty satisfied with the results from it.

If you look here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-FA-Lenses-c30.html

the 1.7 version gets better ratings compared to the f 1.4 model. But I could imagine that this has to do with the performance wide open which may not be optimal. But I could imagine that you are pretty satisfied with that lens. The f 1.7 can only be bought as used.

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