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Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Standard Auto Focus Lens #20817

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About Pentax 50mm F/1.4

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The Pentax 50mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Everyday, Fun, General purpose, Landscape photography, Low light, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel and more.The Pentax 50mm F/1.4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional among others.The Pentax 50mm F/1.4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 50mm F/1.4: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Simple controls and Strong construction

Pentax 50mm F/1.4 Specifications

Construction
6 Groups/ 7 Elements
Angle of view
47°
F stop range
f/1.4-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m (1.5 ft.)
Maximum Magnification
1:8
Filter Size
49mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
37mm x 65mm (1.5" x 2.5" )
Weight
220g (7.8 oz.)
Notes
Diaphragm: Fully automatic
Mfr #
20817
SKU
PX5014AFA

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4.8

(based on 61 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Speed on the cheap

I bought this lens about a month after getting the 18-55 and 50-200 combos. Initially I was thrilled with the fast shutter speeds it allowed. The 75mm equivalent focal length didn't grow on me though, and the last good use I got out of it was playing around with an old film SLR. This lens peaks in quality at f/5.6 as opposed to about f/11 for the kit lens at this focal length. If you like the unusual focal length on digital it has many merits. It is small, economical, and while heavy for its...

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I bought this lens about a month after getting the 18-55 and 50-200 combos. Initially I was thrilled with the fast shutter speeds it allowed. The 75mm equivalent focal length didn't grow on me though, and the last good use I got out of it was playing around with an old film SLR. This lens peaks in quality at f/5.6 as opposed to about f/11 for the kit lens at this focal length. If you like the unusual focal length on digital it has many merits. It is small, economical, and while heavy for its size (lots of glass) it is on par with the kit lens for weight. I highly recommended it for low light shooting and portraits (it is a short portrait lens on digital, not a normal - get the FA 35 or FA 31 if you want a normal). All Pentax 50mm lenses (and probably other brands too) are based on old technology from manual focus film days. They were good lenses for their time, but their reputations are a little inflated. Digital is also less forgiving of flaws due to the smaller format. Specifically, sharpness is lacking below f/2.8 and full contrast is not reached until f/4-f/5.6. The contrast can be helped by photo editing software, but the sharpness issue can't. Luckily sharpness is not the most important quality for a portrait/low light lens. Additionally, this lens has a reputation for consistent auto-focus errors that occur in some copies, even when stopped down. The low contrast wide open also makes this lens more likely to focus hunt. With lenses this fast, the depth of field is so narrow that manual focus will be needed for certain types of shots (and some luck). Basically, autofocus wasn't a consideration when the optics were originally designed decades ago, and the adaptation isn't perfect. Modern bodies aren't optimized for auto-focus with ultra-fast lenses, either. All that aside, this value-priced lens can turn out some great photos.

Reviewed by 61 customers

 
5.0

Very nice and lens!

By

I really like this lens. Very wide opening, but beware of the depth of field ;-)

 
5.0

Great, easy to use lens

By

I originally purchased it for use on my K-10, but it now stays on my k-01 as my standard lens.

 
5.0

This is the best lens I have ever had...

By

It is very enjoyable to take indoor and low light phots with this lens. I have Sigma 17-70mm lens as walkaround lens but after this lens I generally prefer to use pentax. And also it makes very good bokeh.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Small, cheap wonder

By

This is a small and cheap lens, but the results are really good if stopped down a bit. Personally I do not use this lens much as my primary interest is landscapes, but when I need a fast lens this one does the job nicely.

 
5.0

Excellant portrait lens

By

Studio portraits

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens!

By

I use this lens to photograph my kids (3 & 7 yrs) and my 2 pets, A LOT!. I love how crisp and clean my shots are and the lens is fast so perfect for chasing kids and pets. The bokeh is lovely too. The lens is also fairly small and light weight so it is easy to get carry around without straining my neck. All-in-all, I have yet to be disappointed. This lens makes me look like I know what I'm doing. Anyone interested in shooting portraits should have this little lens in their bag.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

new favorite lens

By

I bought this lens because I have an unhealthy obsession for bokeh, and it delivers! It's also great in low light situations. The focal length is perfect and the autofocus is fast. I was surprised by how small and lightweight yet durable it seems. I like having the option of using the aperture ring; I think it makes it look classy.

 
5.0

Glad I bought it

By

I am a newbie so I am not the best to be reviewing lenses, however, I really like this lens a lot. Its small, lightweight, simple to use, sharp, great in low light, and relatively inexpensive. You cant go wrong with this lens. Id say its a must have.

 
5.0

I waiting so much time !!!

By

A beautiful lense, i nevermade before so much great portraits before. An obligatory lense for pentax users !

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast Lens - Great for Portraiture

By

if you have never owned a fast lens like this you will be amazed at what you can shoot with this thing. interiors won't require flash with the aperture wide open, and subject isolation is great with beautiful bokeh. super sharp. if you put it on a dslr though this is not a standard focal length lens. on a dslr this lens is roughly the equivalent of a 75mm lens. perfect for general portraiture, low light and closeups. my new favorite lens.

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Mike T  Will this lens fit on my Pentax K-x camera and have auto focus and metering?
SCOTT H  Yes
Yosmer P  This lens works on the pentax k-01?
CONSTANCE T  I have the Pentax K7 and it works great and takes great pictures.
Mike T  Will this lens fit on my Pentax K-x camera and have auto focus and metering?
SCOTT H  Yes
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