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SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 2.8 Macro Lens

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SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

Optical design

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 2.8 Macro optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Pentax K, Pentax K

First year of production: 1990

Last year of production: 2004

Optical design: 8 elements in 7 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $610


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Additional information:



The SMC Pentax FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro is a fast short-focus AF macro prime for 35 mm SLR cameras with the K bayonet mount. The lens is designed for both AF and manual focus cameras.

The lens features a proprietary Super Multi Coating (SMC). The lens is capable of reaching 1:1 magnification for 24x36 mm format. At the side of the barrel is a clamping screw for fixing the optical unit. The aperture can be controlled from the camera (A position on the aperture ring) and from the lens.

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Posted by: pentaxist_B   Date of publication: 07.03.2013

Photos taken with this lens SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 2.8 Macro:

DOF Water Droplets on Flower
Autor: Jose Depaz
4 0 820

Autor: Stacy Crete
3.83 0 1518

Red cup
Autor: Charged One
3.5 0 608

Autor: Stacy Crete
3.43 0 1392

Mechanical quality4.176
Optical quality4.676
Pricing / Value3.676
Overall lens rating

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