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10-08-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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SMC Pentax F 50mm 1.4...does it even exist?

Does anyone own or even heard of this lens? If so, how does it compare to the FA version, and what's the value? Thank you in advance for your comments.

10-08-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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It exists.

It is optically identical to the FA50/1.4.
The focussing ring of the F is smaller as the one of the FA.
More difficult to focus manually.

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10-08-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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Thank you for all of your info.
10-08-2010, 08:27 AM   #4
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at least 7 witnesses say it exists

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10-08-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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I have it

I have it - and to make you all green of envy I can tell you I was paid some 50 USD equiv to take care of it. I found a local ad from someone selling his old Pentax gear, which he had not used for quite a few years.
I sold the rest of the lot with the ~50 USD profit and kept the F50mm f1.4.
To be honest I can't see any difference in IQ between this one, my FA and the A model I had. But for some reason I like the F best. Maybe it's the looks, maybe it's because I know it's so rare. Will never, never let go of it, anyway.
Wish me luck, there's one up for sale on a local Swedish auction site right now...

10-08-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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I have the Pentax-m, the manual version. Its probably my favourite lens. I just sold the F1.7 because I never used it. The f1.4 is sharp as a tack, and imho a lovely lens!
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I have one, thought about selling a few times but just can't bring myself to sell


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