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SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4 Lens

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SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  lens

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  lens

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  lens

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  lens

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  lens

Optical design

SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Pentax K

First year of production: 1991

Last year of production: 2004

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

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Average price: $450


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Additional information:


The SMCPentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4  is a compact kit fast lens for Pentax cameras with the KAF bayonet mount.

It is based on the classic Planar design. It features a proprietary lens multi-coating (SMC).

The image is characterized by good balance of sharpness and flexibility, high contrast, beautiful color  rendering and good elaboration of semi-tones.

The SMC Pentax FA 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens is suitable for the majority of photography genres and scenes. Sufficient lens speed makes it possible to shoot in low light conditions.

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Posted by: chernol   Date of publication: 04.12.2010

Mechanical quality4.009
Optical quality4.449
Pricing / Value3.449
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