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Pentax smc D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

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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 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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Overall 10
10

Great piece of optics!

Pr Steve, B&H Photo
25 January 2012
  • Excerpt: While I haven't had the chance to put this baby really through its paces yet, ititial tests really impress. It's light and compact design complement the Pentax body, yet it seems sturdy enough to handle the field use I expect to give it. Display and controls are smooth and easy to manipulate and read. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Will look to B&H for future photo needs!

Shuzi, B&H Photo
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens after trying an extension tube for macro photography. Very happy with new lens, glad I made the investment. Great customer service, quick shipping and arrived as estimated. Will look at B&H for all future photography needs.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

a very cool lens

Trocas, B&H Photo
26 September 2011
  • Excerpt: great for macro photo!!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

A great learning lens

deepblues99, Ebay
9 March 2011
  • Summary: These older "prime lenses" are pretty cheap used and work fine on new Pentax DSLR cameras. They offer the professional look of a shallow depth of field, attractive bokeh, and the clarity that a simpler lens offers over the zoom stuff. In addition to that - it captures more light thanks to a f2.0. That means more detail and less noise in lower light. it's my first prime lens but it's easy to use. Just set your f stop and focus manually.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful bokeh macro lens

SandyLilyGirl, B&H Photo
1 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I mostly use this lens for close up photos of flowers and butterflies. The camera never mistakenly focuses on a nearby object if I manual focus onto the object as a rough focus, then autofocus for the final shot. Pictures of items that are very close, such as 10 inches, are stunning. Would be an excellent camera for capturing jewelry, coins, stamps etc.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Tripod needed sometimes
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