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9.3 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8

Great Deal: $181.95

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

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Overall 8
8.0

nice addition to my lens collection

Franny the Photographer, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens is so light and portable I love it! I initially purchased the Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 lens which is probably higher quality but so large and heavy I knew it would get left behind.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Plastic Fantastic

Shoot Like A Pro, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: It may be made of plastic but this is a nice sharp lightweight lens.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Lens

Greg, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens came as part of the K-3 package to my surprise I found it to be a great little lens. The focus is very fast and produces very clear images, I think I'll keep it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

good starting lense

Dan, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Overall 6
6.0

Decent for price

pmgrnvl, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a solid little lens, though the plastic mount is a bit of a disappointment. Still, for the price and the 1.8 aperture, it's not bad. It came free as part of a kit; I used it just to try it out and was quite surprised by the feel of the lens and the optics. No, it's not a pro-grade piece of glass. But then again, neither is it priced that way.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: plastic mount
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, lightweight lens

Keith Brown, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: Great value for the price! I wish I had purchased one sooner. It's great in low light and requires no flash.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Paula F, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I wasn't sure if I would like this lens, but its awesome, and I love it. My new favorite lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Highly impressed with this lens

Harm, B&H Photo
3 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Don't let the plastic build keep you away. This is one nice and affordable prime. Images are sharp and focus is quick. It's also very light. That being said, it is quite loud - definitely the loudest lens I have. The picture quality all but makes up for it though. Especially when the lighting is right. Compared to the all manual "Nifty" from an old K1000, this lens seems to have a higher tendency for purple fringing than I'm used to in a 50mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Loud AF, Loud Autofocus, Not Weather-resistant
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Overall 8
8.0

love this lens!

CPRowe, B&H Photo
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: You would never know this is not one of Pentax's high-end lenses. It's awesome - the clarity, depth of field, etc. Great for low-light situations and the depth of field is beautiful for portraits. Great buy for the money!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

no brainer

Marc Mehlman, Amazon
22 February 2014
  • Summary: I can think of only two reasons not to buy this lens. One is that you own a pentax fa 50mm f1.4, which weighs about twice as much (but costs about the same per gram), and which gets very good reviews. The other reason is that you own the pentax da* 55mm f1.4, which means you don't mind extra weight and you don't worry about leaving an inheritance to your heirs.
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