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04-17-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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@alexaemily,
What is your budget? Do you need autofocus, or will manual focus suffice? If you can focus manually, do you need a lens in Pentax bayonet (PK) mount, or can you tolerate an M42 lens and the necessary adapter? Do you psychologically 'need' a Name Brand Lens, or will a great off-brand do? Do you really 'need' an f/1.4-f/1.8 Fifty, or will f/2 be OK? Why do you 'need' a Fast Fifty -- for low light, fast-moving subjects, thin depth-of-field, better stopped-down image quality, bragging rights? Give us some answers, and we can give you some meaningful suggestions. Cheers!

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Best bang for the buck is the FA 50 1.4, IMHO. You pay extra for AF, but it's worth it. Much less expensive than a limited, much easier to use than a manual-focus 50 (although the 50 1.7 is very good).

Good price is 250 dollars... keep your eye on the market place, and one will show up. Very common lens, incredibly useful. Make sure you buy a hood.
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Difficult to say if you don't tell us what you want to use it for.

Standard lens? Portrait lens?

For AF, you can look at Sigma offerings (e.g. 30/1.4 or 28/1.8 as a standard lens).
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