Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4

Prime lens | Pentax KAF | 20817

Yes the FA50 is quite an old design, surpassed these days by the latest (greatest?) offerings by Canon, Nikon, Sigma etc, but let us be brutal here, it is quite probably the smallest F/1.4 nifty out there for a DSLR. It may be old, be even now it delivers on digital, whether full frame or APS-C. Now its features. Well it is a screw AF lens, so a little noisy, but not excessively so. Wide open you could call it dreamy with quite a lot of CA, but then again, apart from the Sigma Art lens which ...

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andrea_g
 

it's a lens from film time. It's not very sharp at full aperture, but just stopped down to F/2 it works pretty well and it's very compact, far more compact than its competitors. I love it Problems: None

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