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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 10
10

good starting lense

Dan, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
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 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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Overall 10
10

Great portrait and general use lens

TBAR, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent image quality, compact, fast, excellent autofocus and auto-exposure. Ueasy to use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Cheap enough, sharp

Phil, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Fine little nifty fifty. I did have to use the fine focus micro-adjust on my K-3 to dial in focus just right, now it works well. Very sharp.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Not Weather Sealed
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected

Trower, B&H Photo
11 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Just bought the new K-3 here from B&H and it came with this lens. Initially thought this would just be something Ide just resell, but ended up really liking it! The Boahka is smooth and possibly even better than my old FA 1.4! Still can't believe how well this cheep lens preforms! As stated by many before, the autofocus is LOUD, but quick and spot on.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Colour Rendition, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Plastic
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Danielle Garza, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: This is my first lens other than the kit lens. So I don't have much to compare it too. I love it however. Beautiful bokeh and great focus!
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Overall 10
10

really excellent for a budget lens

Paul Kienitz, B&H Photo
2 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I would totally recommend this over the older FA 50mm f1.4, having owned both. This is sharper, has fewer color issues, less flare and smoother bokeh, for half the money. It even has a superior manual focusing ring! The only drawback is that it's probably not very rugged.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, great value

Peter O. Swanson, Amazon
31 January 2014
  • Summary: Light weight, build quality o.k. Optics are tack sharp - very good results so far on my K-5 - Totally pleased with this little gem.
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