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Pentax SMCP-DA 50mm f/1.8 Standard Lens

SKU: PX5018 MFR: 22177
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About the Pentax 50mm F/1.8

SMC PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 medium-telephoto autofocus lens is designed exclusively for use with the Pentax K -mount interchangeable-lens (ILC) digital cameras. Thanks to state-of-the-art optical design technology from PENTAX, the lens' image coverage is optimized for PENTAX K-mount ILC cameras to deliver sharp, clear images from edge to edge. With a sleek, modern look anda lightweight body, the new PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 lens was designed with versatility and flexibility in mind and is ideal for photographers of varying levels, from amateurs to professionals.

The PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 lens is ideal for photographers interested in portraiture and general photography. The lens measures just 1.5 inches long and weighs only 4.3 ounces, making it small enough and light enough to accompany photographers on all kinds of outings.

When mounted on a PENTAX K-mount ILC camera body, the PENTAX-DA 50mm f/F1.8 lens delivers a focal length of 50mm or 76.5mm in the 35mm format. The lens' f/1.8 maximum aperture and round diaphragm blades enable it to produce a natural "bokeh" (out-of-focus) effect, which gives the blurry elements in an image a softer, rounded and more pleasing appearance. Additionally, the f/1.8 aperture makes it possible to increase camera shutter speed when photographing in poorly lit conditions, which minimizes camera shake and helps eliminate blur.

For extra preventative measures, the front surface of the PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 lens is treated with the company's original SP (Super Protect) coating, which repels dust, water, grease, and other substances that may adhere to the surface of the lens. The protective coating promotes trouble-free use in all kinds of shooting situations.

The Pentax 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Pentax 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax 50mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 50mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh.

Pentax 50mm F/1.8 Includes

  • Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (11) , Consistent output (10) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (9) , Nice bokeh (9) , Easily interchangeable (6)
Best Uses:
Low light (9) , Night photography (6) , Landscape/scenery (5) , Weddings (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (8) , Casual photographer (3) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Pentax 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • Prime standard lens is ideal for portrait, still life, or low light photography.
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture for outstanding depth of field control.
  • Rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings.
  • Quick-shift Focus System for instant switching from auto to manual focus.
  • SP (Super Protect) coating, which repels dust, water, grease, and other substances that may adhere to the surface of the lens
  • Focal length equivalent to 76.5mm (in 35mm format).
  • Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

Pentax 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Construction 5 Groups/ 6 Elements
Angle of view 31.5° (w/ PENTAX DSLR)
F stop range f/1.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.45m (1.5 ft.)
Maximum Magnification 0.15X
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 37mm x 65mm (1.5" x 2.5" )
Weight 122g (4.3 oz.)
Diaphragm Control Fully Automatic
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