Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-27-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
Veteran Member
Finn's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,056
My new favorite lens...don't tell my 31!

I recently bought a VERY beat up old M 50/1.7 on ebay, with lots of dust inside, smudges and fine scratches on the glass, and the rubber separating from the focusing ring (listed, in true e-prey fashion, as "very nearly mint" ).

I snapped off a few pics of my one-year-old son playing in a window earlier today, and all I can say is WOW! Forgive the FF in this shot, but the sharpness, color, bokeh, and contrast this lens gives is pretty damn sweet.

I'm gonna have to get me another one in better shape. Now, off to KEH...

10-27-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Ivan Glisin's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Belgrade
Posts: 656
Also consider A50/1.7, F50/1.7 or FA50/1.7: they are all optically identical to M50/1.7. However, I prefer the mechanical construction of M lenses over A, so if "feel" is what you are after then go with M. (BTW, M50/1.7 was the first Pentax lens I have used some 20 years ago.)
10-27-2007, 07:17 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Finn's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,056
Original Poster
Yeah, I've owned a couple of copies of the A 50/1.7, but sold both because of the cheap plastic feel. Crappy build quality has a way of diminishing the positive qualities of a lens, I've found. Using the A version was just never as satisfying as it is using the M.
10-28-2007, 01:40 AM   #4
Forum Member

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 56
I am cursing that lens. Because of that lens I ended up buying two more primes and I never felt the same way with my zoom lenses again.

10-28-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,702
I can relate to that maj0rglitch,

I had one of my Zooms on my camera last week, and it took the worst picture by far

It isn't a bad lens, but it has a couple of flaws that I can live with but don't like

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My favorite lens. jsherman999 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 49 05-20-2015 06:05 AM
Your favorite non-Pentax lens? fish4570 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 93 01-30-2011 01:22 PM
Black & White My favorite model with my favorite lens seanix Post Your Photos! 5 04-14-2010 06:13 PM
My New Favorite Lens Igilligan Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 05-26-2009 11:06 PM
What is your favorite/dream lens? lastdodobird Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 43 03-11-2008 03:38 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:24 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]