What are your thoughts on this lens...

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Massao Senior Member • Posts: 2,307
Re: What are your thoughts on this lens...

Holger Bargen wrote:

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.

Hi Holger,

Good points there. I was about to buy the 1.4 version a while back, and then stopped only after checking the ratings on PF. It would be very helpful if someone with both versions could post some comparison pictures at f/1.7. If they perform equally at f/1.7 then I see no reason of not buying the 1.4 version, since it is available new.

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Massao
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