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9.3 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 50mm F1.8

Great Deal: $123.00

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

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Overall 10
10

User Review

gramar, pentaxforums.com
5 days ago
  • Excerpt: For some time I've been waiting for the right moment to buy this lens having gotten used to using a M series 50 f1.7 but not always nailing the focus.
  • Pros: Lightweight, good build quality, fast focusing and very sharp
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, lightweight prime, Versatile.

nbriz, B&H Photo
7 days ago
  • Excerpt: Great lightweight, low light, sharp prime. Perfect for portraits, street shots, indoor shots. Definitely recommend it for Pentax users.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Plastic construction
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Overall 10
10

excellent for the money

reeser, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: Good performance for the $. Build quality (plastic mount) seems to be adequate.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

great suprise

burntwood, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: i couldn't believe the photo quality of this lenseespecially at the cost point. it would be almost impossible to find one better. but i'm sure the k-5IIs has a little to do with it. very happy.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Needs Better Mount
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Overall 10
10

A classic lens that does a great job at a very reasonable price

RTfact, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: A classic lens that does a great job at a very reasonable price. When it comes right down to image quality, a solid prime lens gets the job done. Great for low light and portraits on my DSLR.
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Overall 10
10

High IQ and great value

wojtek, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Really nice, fast prime, with high IQ and great value, especially when bought in bundled (I got mine with K5IIs). Soft wide open, but really sharp across the frame at f/5.6, focus is noisy but that's about only con i can find.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 10
10

The focus seemed fast and precise and took some nice night photos

Free2Roam4Steve, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Took it out last night for the first time and shot without a flash at f/1.8 and was impressed with the photos. The focus seemed fast and precise and took some nice night photos.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

1SG D, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I am fairly new to the Pentax world. Bought this lens to use on my K30. It is an amazingly sharp lens for the cost of it. It has pleasing bokeh and is a great lens for the value. I was worried about the plastic build of the lens, but after a year of use found it durable and have had no issues. Wish it had quick shift but would recommend it to anyone as economical fast fifty.
  • Pros: Price, Size
  • Cons: No quick shift
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

lumbangorat_16, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: No diffraction untill f/16, This is a must have lens. Negative aspect? I can't complained cause this cheap lens with good build and fantastic results.
  • Pros: Nice build even plastic (lightweight), Flare resistance, Sharpness, Colors rendering
  • Cons: None for the price
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Overall 8
8.0

Value for Money

graham_pascal, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: It is of low price, but it provides really high-quality pictures.
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