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9.3 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8

Great Deal: $147.00

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

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Jean Poitiers, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Just acquired this lens and putting it through its paces ... and it's living up to its reputation. Not a lot to add that has not already been mentioned.
  • Pros: Sharp, bokeh, light weight, super "bang for the buck" ...
  • Cons: 52mm filter (not 49mm that I usually carry), lack of Quickshift, etc.
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Overall 10
10

I should get it earlier

Dainius, Adorama
15 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Its really good deal for the price. I have a bunch of manual prime lenses, but with babies and children you need to be fast. That is the main reason I got this lens. Though it is a little slow focusing in the low light, but it have to be really low lighting. I use it with Pentax K30. Even at night, indoors, when the regular lights are on it works good. I do not use flash.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

54nima, pentaxforums.com
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: The DA50/1.8 is my first prime lens. It's a fundamental prime lens at low cost, and is undoubtedly advantageous over kit lens in image quality.
  • Pros: low price; light weight; satisfying sharpness and bokeh; tiny distortion; good color rendering
  • Cons: softness at large aperture ; chromatic aberration at large aperture
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Rogelio Perez Padilla, Amazon
17 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Not perfect, but perfect for what it is.

Weldon Berger, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • Summary: I want to use this review to address a few questions other relative newcomers with conservative budgets might have. I own a K-30 that I bought with the 18-135mm zoom lens, which I like a lot. I'm not a camera or lens expert and I don't have a lot of discretionary camera money, so my questions when I started considering the purchase of a prime lens were 1) is it worth it, and 2) if so, which one should I get?
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Overall 10
10

This lens should be in every Pentax photograper's camera bag.

Lloyd W. Hayes "Lloyd", Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: If you own a Pentax SLR or DSLR, then you should have this lens in your camera case even if it is the only fixed focal length lens that you own. It is both fast and sharp, and it is not expensive. Zoom lenses are what nearly everyone gets with their cameras and they are very nice lenses. They cover a wide range of a focal lengths. But the down side to zoom lenses are that they are slow and require a lot of light, comparatively.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

mtux, pentaxforums.com
3 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It is sharp from f/2 (if you focus correctly!
  • Pros: Sharp! sharp! sharp, fast. small and light, nice bokeh, cheap
  • Cons: filter size
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Alan G., Amazon
2 July 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Inexpensive lens that performs really well.

Sunny Foo, Amazon
22 June 2014
  • Summary: - Highly recommended prime lens for any pentaxian, for the sharpness and low cost. - Hard plastic material is of good quality that seems durable. - Small and light to keep in your camera bag. - Decent bokeh. The only downside is the plastic mount.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

gr8wings, pentaxforums.com
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I love this lens !
  • Pros: Small and lightweight, sharp, very nice bokeh
  • Cons: none
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