Excerpt: It is very enjoyable to take indoor and low light phots with this lens. I have Sigma 17-70mm lens as walkaround lens but after this lens I generally prefer to use pentax. And also it makes very good bokeh.
Excerpt: I use this lens to take pictures of my kids on trips, family parties, and social functions. The lens takes great pics of scenery in background as with a f 1.4 you have so much control of depth of field. Pictures are consistently sharp and professional looking. Lightweight and easy to change in a hurry. By far my favorite lens.
Excerpt: The fact that this lens is still in production, testifies to how good it is. The colors, IQ, sharpness and the build quality make this a must have lens if you are a Pentaxian. I love that this is a screw drive lens without any hint of weakness. I love the metal lens mount. I love the aperture ring. Such a great piece of glass.
Pros: Classic Design, Distance Scale, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Full Frame Compatible, Holds its value, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this 50 to pair with my K-5 IIs body and I couldn't be happier. Its versatile and takes really nice pictures. I will eventually want a zoom lens for my K-5 iis, but in the meantime this lens will stay as my walk around. So, far my only complaint is that its not waterproof, other than that the lens feels heavy and solid.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I read many reviews before purchasing this lenses and it truly is a great little lens! It has not been off my camera since buying it. Very sharp from f2 on and higher. Fast focus! Well made. I highly recommend this lenses for general purpose and portrait photography. If you want great pictures you need to zoom with your feet!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged