What are your thoughts on this lens...

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Orman Hall Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: What are your thoughts on this lens...

I haven't read the entire thread so I apologize if someone else has already made these points. I haven't shot the DFA 501,4 but it sounds like it is a class completely by itself. That said, I have the A50 1.4, DA 50 1.8 and DFA 50 Macro all of which appear to be sharper than the FA 50 1.4. I use the A50 1.4 for bokeh shots and pretty much default to the DFA 50 macro for everything else. The DFA macro is really sharp and comparably priced to the FA 50 1.4.

So here would be my recommendations based on image priority:

Extreme bokeh - A50 1.4 (manual focus but sharper and cheaper than the FA).

Cost - DA 50 1.8 (auto focus, covers the FF sensor and can be had for less than $100).

Sharp - DFA 50 f2.8 macro (Damn sharp and comparably priced to the FA 50).

 Orman Hall's gear list:Orman Hall's gear list
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-1 Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC +6 more
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