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Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8
9.5 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8

Great Deal: $106.90

Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8

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Overall 10
10

good value

reg, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Good lens at a price you can't beat. I like primes because they're lightweight and spontaneous without having to fish for the right zoom distance.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

if this were the kit lens, more people would buy DSLR

Pollo, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: FANTASTIC, Yes and all the technical photographer jargon (bokeh, bla, bla, bla)At just over [$]it puts the kit lens to shame. Yes, it is a little noisy compared to my higher end gear, but the price!Why 4 stars?
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Economy nifty fifty

Trey45, B&H Photo
19 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I love this lens! I have 4 Pentax DSLR's, an ist DL, a K20D, a K7 and a K5iis. This lens operates equally well on each one as it should, and gives vey clear pictures with zero vignetting.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not Wr, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Jae Hyung Kim, Amazon
3 June 2015
Overall 10
10

Very Good Quality, Great Price

Brian, B&H Photo
3 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Needed a lens that was good in low light, for portraits and candid shots at family gatherings.Think I`ll use it very often in many other situations. Its the first fast lens I`ve bought.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: No Hood, Snap On End Cap
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Overall 10
10

Fast and lightweight

Alphoto, B&H Photo
26 May 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Helpful Lens To Foster Creative Shots

rellimj, B&H Photo
18 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Great for lower light situations and creating bokeh. At wider apertures (F1.8, F2.0) the subject can appear blurry, but I felt this was due to the nature of a shallow depth of field and not the lens itself. It may be prudent to set to manual focus to obtain peak sharpness.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 10
10

All the Pentax items I have purchased are great.

Tony, B&H Photo
16 May 2015
  • Excerpt: It was meant to be a part of the Pentax K-50 family and it is. Although I wish I could have afforded the f/1.4 lens, this lens works fine and is well made and a perfect addition to the Pentax K-50 family of DSLR cameras. Highly recommend it.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very nice lens with good bokeh effect

gagan, Amazon
4 May 2015
  • Summary: i wanted to buy a lens which is good for portraits, after a lot of research i settled on this specific lens because of the reviews i read on internet about it and i must tell you that i am not disappointing this lens works perfect in low light and bokeh i amazing, price is the other factor i got...
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Overall 10
10

Great clarity and low-light performance

Matthew, B&H Photo
27 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I think, given the price, this is an exceptional lens and it's quickly becoming my favorite even for things where I might have another lens better suited to the task. Noisy as all of the screw-drive lenses, but I expected it. For the amount I spent, I couldn't be more pleased.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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