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8.9 out of 10

Pentax smc D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

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Overall 10
10

Should be on your camera or in your bag!

Sportsgal501, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I haven't used a 50mm since I owned a Ricoh back in High School. Sharp, fast, awesome in low light, excellent macro and light weight. I'm coming from a Sigma 17-70mm on a Canon 50D.I switched to a Pentax K-5II's a month ago because I wanted something lighter to carry around. Extremely happy with my decision to switch brands.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Low Light, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Right on the Money

One Happy Shutterbug, B&H Photo
2 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Images are razor sharp. Focus operation is fast and dead accurate. Macro is marvelous, especially set to manual focus, able to get as close to only 1.5" away from the tip of the lens, producing crystal clear images.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

) Most photographers (including me) rely pretty heavily on zoom lenses for ordinary subjects

Ward Johnson, Amazon
28 December 2014
  • Summary: If you're looking for a medium-focal-length aspherical (flat-field) macro lens, get one of these while you can; it appears that Pentax is phasing it out. This lens must be one of the best-kept secrets of the Pentax line: it is in the low-to-middle segment of their price range, but is similar in quality (optically speaking) to some of their higher-priced lenses, and to similar Pentax-mount macro lenses made by other manufacturers (Sigma, Tamron.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent macro and general purpose lens

George, B&H Photo
12 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I put this on my new K-3 a couple of weeks ago, and have not taken it off. It is a nice all around lens. The auto focus has been spot on, and the manual focus is smooth and precise. Excellent images.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Elise Watness, Amazon
1 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Pentax SMCP-D FA 50

Swissidoodle, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought tis lens for closed-up work in low light conditions. I am really surprised about clear pictures one can get. Build quality of lens is great and will last for years to come.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Macro Lens

Fred the bummer, B&H Photo
7 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is perfect for my wife. She is short and the focusing distance is down to 4 inches. Experimenting with amcro shots of bugs, spiders, webs, portraits, and anything one can think of produces magnificient shots! Definitely a valuable lens to have in one's bag.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great lense

Justintime, B&H Photo
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I've been using this lense for two weeks now and has no regret of buying it. It's a sharp lense producing great photos. The macro capability is an icing on the cake. Very well built for its price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Well built
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens for K-5

texasgirl, B&H Photo
13 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a great "normal" and macro lens -- does it all -- sharp. LOVE it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

sharp clear true macro lens

Adorama
27 February 2012
  • Excerpt: hunts at macro setting corrected by using manual focus
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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