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10-20-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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pentax smc 50mm 1.7 vs HorusBennu

i want to know how good is pentax from HorusBennu and if its worth the extra cash? thanks for the responses

10-20-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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Let me put it this way, Pentax 50/1.7 (whether M, A, F or FA) is one of the best 50s out there. It regularly outscores Pentax 50/1.4 in MTF charts and is generaly held in very high regard, being admitedly better than many other (read: Nikon, Canon, Minolta) cheaper 50s (read 50/1.7 or slower).
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I have both Pentax-A 50/1.7 and Horusbennu 50/1.7 and I can say that IQ is very similar, but pentax has better SMC coating. Bokeh is very similar on both lensee. Horusbennu is a nice lens, has a quality metal feel, and fits somewhat tighter on body than pentax, but I was positively suprised with quality when I tried it.
Here is a sample shot with Horusbennu and macro extension tubes:

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