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Pentax smc D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
8.9 out of 10

Pentax smc D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

This versatile lens can be used as a macro or standard lens, wit Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

px_pc, pentaxforums.com
25 May 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens simply does what you expect it to do. Sharp wide open, close focussing distance, quick shift. It's a pity is has no WR (put it in the wet grass...)
  • Pros: 1:1, 2.8
  • Cons: No WR, My copy does not focus at infinity...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pento57mm, pentaxforums.com
5 March 2015
  • Excerpt: What most others have stated here. This lens is the best
  • Pros: EXTRA SHARP, Quick shift.
  • Cons: None really, except bokeh is slightly lower than other 50mm Primes
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

simon_199, pentaxforums.com
17 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens is very sharp, even wide open and at normal distances, so not as fast as other 50mm primes, but you can use its full aperture range. The versatility of native 1:1 macro focusing is also an invaluable, in my opinion, even if you don't plan to do a lot of high-magnification dedicated macro...
  • Pros: Sharp, even wide open. Quick shift.
  • Cons: Clamp function
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Sportsgal501, pentaxforums.com
7 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I needed a f/2.8 or faster, I haven't used a 50mm since I owned a Ricoh. So,I'm coming from using a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8 on my Canon 50D to a 50mm on my Pentax. Very impressed, not only is this lens super sharp and fast but it will practically shoot in the dark and having the macro is a bonus.
  • Pros: Sharp
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Should be on your camera or in your bag!

Sportsgal501, B&H Photo
7 January 2015
  • 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.
  • 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...
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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 9
9.0

User Review

Mr_Canuck, pentaxforums.com
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I've only had this lens for a short while, but already I'm impressed with it, and I really like shooting with it. I've been using a DA35 limited macro mostly, and have loved that.
  • Pros: Small size, sharp, colours, contrast, 49mm filters
  • Cons: No focus limiter
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Overall 10
10

User Review

cmohr, pentaxforums.com
27 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Teriffic little lens, small light , a pleasure to use, SHARP.. great marco for close places, and doubles as an excellent 50mm portrait lens. Quick shift is loverly, and the clamp makes Manual Focus feel like using an old MF lens.
  • Pros: Small , Light, Solid feel, Love the Clamp for extra friction on the Focus colar in Manual Focus, and Quick shift
  • Cons: Zero... Well, could do with a Focus Limiter....
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