What are your thoughts on this lens...

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DougOB
DougOB Senior Member • Posts: 1,253
Re: What are your thoughts on this lens...

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

Not for that price.

I have both the M50/1.4 and the FA50/1.4.  I think I prefer the M version but have not really tested them, and have used neither in a while.

When I was fine tuning the AF on my FA50 I found that I had to test at f2.8 because at f1.4 it was too soft to distinguish in focus from out of focus.

Look for used f1.7 or DA f1.8 for a better bang for buck.

Doug

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