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About Pentax 50mm F/2.8

This Pentax 50mm F/2.8 Bundle comes with $49.95 worth of free accessories including a New Leaf PLUS 3yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free! .

The PENTAX smc P-D FA 50mm F2.8 macro is designed specifically for digital cameras. It utilizes curvature and positioning of optical elements to virtually eliminate flare and ghosting for clear, high-quality images particularly important to digital photography. This versatile lens can also be used as a telephoto lens and features our acclaimed multi-layer coating to lower surface reflection, reduce ultraviolet rays, and deliver clear, high-contrast images.

One reason why the Pentax 50mm F/2.8 is popular is because of its Fast / accurate auto-focus

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Consistent output (3)

Pentax 50mm F/2.8 Features

  • Metal Lens mount for extra durability
  • Large lens hood to shield the lens surface from excessive incident light
  • Responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" Allows instant shift from AF to MF
  • Maximum magnification of 1x (Life Size)
  • Designed to be extremely compact and lightweight
  • Aperture Ring for fingertip aperture control
  • Image Circle compatible with 35mm format SLR Cameras
  • Optimized for Digital Photography, Including lens coating, curvature and positioning of optical elements

Pentax 50mm F/2.8 Specifications

7 Groups / 8 Elements
Angle of view
47° , (31.5° with ist D Body)
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
0.195m (7.67")
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.4" x 2.7"
265g (9.3 oz.)
Mfr #

Pentax 50mm F/2.8 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


sharp clear true macro lens


from Aurora CO  -  Casual Photographer

hunts at macro setting corrected by using manual focus

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Clear Sharp IQ


from Santa Maria, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've only had the lens a couple of months. So far, I've used the lens for Christmas portraits, some low light shots, and landscape shots. It is fast and easy to use. My only gripe is the AF hunt if I forget to engage the clamp.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Strange focus ring but good macro


from Farmington Hills, MI  -  Casual Photographer

I just want to tell you about the focus ring of this lens first. The ring continues rotating even it reaches to the minimum or maximum focusing points with little bit stronger force. I had a very strange feeling with that working because my other Pentax lenses are not working like that. Those focus rings stop at the minimum and maximum focusing points. But, do not worry, it does not mean working improperly. I asked Pentax Japan if it defects. They said "No" it is normal function. Anyway this lens is working very well and bright. Maybe you should be careful to be out of focusing because it is very narrow when it has wide-open aperture. I think this lens is good lens but little bit difficult to me. I sometime thought I had to buy 100mm Macro or a 200mm or 300mm telephoto if I had enough money. Therefore I would not recommend you this strong except you have a special purpose.

(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)




from Saint Peters, MO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast


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