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12-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #16
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I just received a 1.4 this week and have been exploring its capabilities. From all that I have read and seen thus far these lenses seem like no brainers for any Pentax owner. These were both in very low light.

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12-14-2007, 07:46 PM   #17
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Could I replace the kit lens with one of these? I do not like the kit lens.
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I'm loving my M50/1.7. If you are used to using MF and stepping forward/backward, then go ahead and bolt it on your camera. I keep my kit lens around just in case I need to go wide, but I'm planning to get a better zoom later on. I've attached a couple quick snaps here.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/16275-any-suggestions.html

An HDR using my 50/1.7 here...

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12-15-2007, 10:29 AM   #19
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I just won an M50/1.7 for $55.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tux08902 Quote
Could I replace the kit lens with one of these? I do not like the kit lens.
I think it would be a little too long a focal length for a kit lens replacement, but it is a great second lens. For a while I used an old SUper-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 as my "walk-around" lens, and a Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 for shooting indoors. Each one cost about $25 or so. I have SERIOUS seller's remorse about those two lenses...
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The thing is, I don't really like the kit lens.
12-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #22
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Love my Pentax-M 50 1.7. Links to three shots using this lens:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/3346/1_Wimgp1308s23.jpg
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/3346/1_Wimgp1313sc75.jpg
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/3346/1_Wimgp0425sc57bw.jpg
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Jeez, that thing is sharp. Ok, I think I made the right choice.

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Here's another example with the Pentax-M 50 1.7 taken about 2 hours ago.
K10D 1/30 f4 handheld
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/3346/2_Wimgp0459Dsc45bw.jpg

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Wowzers Scott, that thing is sharp! I can't wait for mine to arrive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tux08902 Quote
Jeez, that thing is sharp. Ok, I think I made the right choice.
QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
Wowzers Scott, that thing is sharp! I can't wait for mine to arrive.
It's really a great lens; I'm sure you guys will be happy with it. Just to let you know, I always sharpen my photos when I resize them for the web, so my examples are probably not a true representation of this lens's sharpness. But, I will tell you that this lens seems to require less sharpening than my zooms. The fairytale house photo was taken on a tripod and the original viewed at 100% seems very sharp to me.

My only wish is that the K10D would meter more accurately with manual lenses. I often shoot, read the histogram, make exposure adjustments, re-shoot, etc.......until I get it right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tux08902 Quote
I just won an M50/1.7 for $55.
Dang, I paid too much again. Mine was $60.
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I want to get some more prime lenses because they are generally faster. I'm currently looking at the Pentax-M 100mm f2.8 as well. I was looking into the macro, but it's not 1:1. So, that's a no-go.
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i am using m 50 1.4. iq is perfect at f 2.5 and after it. it is really soft at 1.4....it is normal i think...
i am sending the link to amaze everyone!!!!
i think i took photo of the guy with cigarette with a bad UV filter which deteriorates iq much....
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the little girl taken with f 1.4 or 1.7
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imho, m 1.4 is better than a 50 1.7 and fa 50 1.7. i found 1.4 sharper....
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I'm assuming that the zoom is actually 75mm on a DSLR because of the crop factor, right?
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