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8.8 out of 10

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

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Overall 8
8.0

Looks good

revdr, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use this lens to increase bokeh behind the subject. Works as I had hoped. Not the most expensive lens, but for f1.4 it will fit my needs nicely.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

CameramanMatteo, B&H Photo
29 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Not too sharp below 2.8, but the colors are exceptional.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

really nice lens

cameramom, B&H Photo
25 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I really like this lens. The bokeh is great. I have had it for a few weeks and haven't taken it off my camera yet!
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent

Dan, B&H Photo
12 December 2012
  • Excerpt: i bought this lens to supplement my 18-55 and 55-300 which i have used very actively on my k-x (i have taken over 50,000 pictures with the camera). i also have the M 50mm 1.7, but i thought it was time to get something with AF. I wanted it mainly for pictures (portraits) of my kids, and also for product shots which i do from time to time. anyway, lens came, but very quickly i realised that it wasn't focusing perfectly.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Very Sharp When Focused
  • Cons: Inconsistent Focus On K-x
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast Nifty Fifty

SH, B&H Photo
18 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I mainly got it as a cheaper macro by reversing the lens with a K-mount adaptor. It is one of the more expensive 50mm lenses, but it's a F/1.4.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Purchased for indoor use, without Flash

Rob-48, B&H Photo
21 October 2012
  • Excerpt: on my K-01 MILC, it operates as well as can be expected, given the trashy focussing of the K-01 on my 35mm SLR film cameras, this lens is brilliant.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price!

Bard Wasp, B&H Photo
23 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this for both low light situations and for amature portrates of my grandkids and family. I've only got to mess around with it for one day for the later but loved the results. I was looking at it's newer brother and one by another company but what swayed me was the difference in cost.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

So Far So Good

bri49, B&H Photo
21 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I recently bought this lens to go with my new Pentax K-5. Coming from the Olympus system I was spoiled by the quality of my Oly 50mm. This lens does not dissapoint. Very fast autofocus, sharp, sharp images at f/4 onward but even decent at f/1.4 with very nice bokeh. The only negative (the reason for 4.5 instead of 5 stars) is the tendency for CA appearing around edges of sharply contrasting objects.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Small, cheap wonder

Reytor, Adorama
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a small and cheap lens, but the results are really good if stopped down a bit.Personally I do not use this lens much as my primary interest is landscapes, but when I need a fast lens this one does the job nicely.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Soft wide open
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Overall 8
8.0

Normal SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens

Belgi, B&H Photo
21 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Good value for money. Very effectif in situations where there is not a lot of light.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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